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ORGAN1st Radio is presented by ex-BBC broadcaster Alan Ashton. The monthly sixty-minute Podcast features old and new recordings of theatre organs, electronic organs and keyboards and covers everything from Wersi to Wurlitzer and Hammond to Compton. You can contact Alan Ashton.

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“The Organist Entertains” Axed a Year Shy of it’s 50th Anniversary

The Organist Entertains is a weekly BBC Radio 2 radio show which features new and vintage organ recordings as well as exclusive performances and concerts.

Once an hour long programme, its founder Robin Richmond hosted it from 1969 until Nigel Ogden took over in 1980 where he continued to be its driving force for the next thirty-eight years. The show was in a popular slot, until it was cut to thirty minutes and then re-scheduled to its final late-night time of 11:00pm on Tuesday nights. In recent years the show has moved away from the electronic organ scene in favour of theatre, classical and the odd Hammond recording.

Despite a loyal fan base, the writing has been on the wall for a few years and the show will end in May, just a year short of half a century on our airwaves.

Its presenter Nigel Ogden, said in a statement:

“I’d like to thank my ever loyal audience for their support and messages during the 38 years I’ve hosted The Organist Entertains. I’ve loved hearing from them and send them my very best wishes for the future.”

“I’d also like to thank Radio 2 for giving me the opportunity to play the music I love each week, it has been a huge privilege.”


…Ian King

Steve Hubble, Arnold Loxam, David Graham, David Lobban, Michael Sullivan, John Beesley and Tom Hazelton.
Nigel Ogden, Robin Richmond, Curt Prina, Mike Hall, Don Thompson, Tony Fenelon, Yuri Tachibana, Frieda Hall and George Wright.
John Mann, Dudley Savage, Don Baker, Keith Beckingham, Al Bollington, Gerald Shaw, Harry Stoneham, Ronald Curtis, Chris Barber, George Wright, Miguel Ramos, Jim Riggs, Jelani Eddington, Ian Darlington, Jackie Davis, Lenny Dee and Ralph & Buddy Bonds.
Robert Wolfe, Dick Leibert, Glyn Madden, Steven Vincent, Mike Reed, Reginald Dixon, Lenny Dee, Andrew Varley, Jim Vogelman, John Detroy, Larry Douglas-Embury, George Blackmore and Jonas Nordwall.

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