When Phil Riley and David Lloyd stepped down from senior roles in the radio industry five years ago, they rather thought their exciting journey in the media world was largely over.
But then came the realisation that a generation was being left behind. Which radio station now plays a blend of bright music which recognises the greats – the music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, alongside the pivotal tracks from the 50s alongside music from the ‘80s and the best of more recent tracks? Which radio station has presenters who remember this hugely influential music – and who can chat about the things that we, rather than our lovely grandchildren, relate to?
A plan was hatched to build a new station: Boom Radio – taking its name from the baby boomers – the original tastemakers. With backing from family, friends and old colleagues the station comes on air on Valentine’s Day.
Presenters recruited include David Hamilton, who entertained the nation on the BBC through the ‘70s and ‘80s, plus other names such as Graham Dene, Nicky Horne, Roger Day and Les Ross who became well-known to their listeners from their days in pirate and early commercial radio.
Try Boom Radio – online across the UK on your smart speaker, tablet or phone – and, in some areas such as London, on your DAB radio too. And – of course – you’ll also hear regular features on-air from Silver Travel Advisor – a monthly podcast and in the future, The Silver Travel Show!
Find out more at boomradiouk.com – and let them know your ideas.
Driving Miss Daisy & Glorious Australia
Greg Blezard of Driving Miss Daisy on the unique, accessible transport, with caring companion drivers, that the company provides for reaching holiday destinations, ports, airports and stations. And it’s available for daily activities too – shopping, medical appointments, visiting friends.
Sally Cope from Tourism Australia talks about the wonders of Australia, with ideas for Sydney’s finest attractions, a three week itinerary for Silver Travellers and the most extraordinary places to visit. Plus why visit Tasmania and what luxury lodges offer.
USA, Sanibel in Florida, and solo travel in Egypt
Unspoilt island beaches are found on Sanibel, southwest Florida. It’s a secret escape that Sally Dowling and her family love. Cassie Stickland of Titan Travel gives the lowdown on escorted touring in the USA. Make sure you don’t miss a thing! Abbey Renshaw from Jules Verne talks about travelling solo with an escorted group in Egypt. She really gets immersed in her trip.
Great Rail Journeys, Citalia and Hurtigruten
Holiday sensations in Puglia and Matera 007’s beautiful hotel hideaway with Citalia’s Stefano Nirta , rail travel and the train in Spain with Great Rail Journey’s Sarah Moore and exciting new cruises along the coast of West Africa and in Cape Verde with Hurtigruten’s Mark Walter.
Czech Republic, Indian Ocean Island cruising, travel insurance
Find out about castles, spas and glorious vineyards in the Czech Republic. Dream of Indian Ocean Island cruises with Noble Caledonia – it’s paradise. Get the latest knowhow with Staysure travel insurance.
Silver Travel Podcast – Episode 5
Italy, Sardinia and Barbados
Fancy slow cycling and exploration in Italy? Find out more about the joys of pedalling from Jacqueline Hartmann at Italy Bike Tours. If you’re dreaming of island travels, why not consider Sardinia, a lesser known Italian beauty, Huw Nurse from Just Sardinia shares his insights, or how about Barbados with all its glorious attractions? Marc McCollins, VisitBarbados, picks his favourite three. Rum, turtles and cricket guaranteed.
Silver Travel Podcast – Episode 3
Silver Travel Podcast 3 finds out more about UK cruises in summer 2021 with Jo Rzymowska from Celebrity Cruises. Hop onboard in Southampton and view our beautiful coastline from the water, with so much to do on the ship. Never a dull moment we say. If you’re travelling alone, you’ll be interested to hear Barbara Strachan talk with Daniel Adams from One Traveller about her trips and how she finds going ‘solo’ on holiday. Onboard Swan Hellenic’s Minerva, single cruisers will be most welcome and enjoy the company of like-minded adventurers as they journey together to all corners of the globe. Tom Dumbrell explains how culture, expeditions and discovery are the essence of these voyages.
Silver Travel Podcast – Episode 2
This second Silver Travel podcast, focussing on the UK, takes you to Scotland with Julie Dubois Marshall of St Hilda Sea Adventures, around the UK on a coach tour from the Coach Tourism Association’s chair, Robert Shaw, on activity short breaks, coast and country, organised by Radek Nowak of Intrepid Travel and finally, to Cumbria and the Lake District with Kim Brough from Sally’s Cottages.