VE Day on Andover Radio

VE Day 75 Andover

From 1:00PM today Andover Radio will be going back to 1945.

Following a special programme from Phil Farlow on ‘Glenn Miller in England’, Andover Radio’s Martin Miller will host two hours of music and memories from the day war ended in Europe.

The afternoon’s radio output is listed below with song track lists:

Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Flanagan and Allen – Run Rabbit Run
Charlie Barnett – Skyliner
Joe Loss/ Monte Rey – Amapola
Carroll Gibbons – I’m Gonna Get Lit Up
Vera Lynn – Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover
Tommy Dorsey Band – On the Sunny Side of the Street
Billy Cotton – I’ve Got Sixpence
Joe Loss – Victory Polka
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters – Don’t Fence Me In
Frank Sinatra – I’ll be Seeing You
Anne Shelton – Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer
Harry Roy – You are my Sunshine
George Formby – Bless ‘Em All
Hutch – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

This programme of musical memories will be followed by a uniquely created programme of remembrance featuring a speech by King George VI from 1945, followed by MP for North West Hampshire Kit Malthouse who will share his thoughts on how we can build on the “strength of the past” to get through today and the days ahead.

An abridged re-broadcast of Winston Churchill’s announcement at 3:00PM, will follow the chimes of Big Ben; precisely 75 years to the day it was first broadcast.

Following the National Anthem, the leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Phil North will ask we remember those heroes of yesterday and today.

Andover Radio then hopes you will sing along with Dame Vera Lynn and many of the memorable songs which were played at victory parties across the ’empire’ seventy-five years ago.

Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again
Andrews Sisters – Rum and Coca Cola
Flanagan and Allen – We’re Gunna Hang Out The Washing on the Siegfried Line
Tommy Dorsey – Opus No 1
Gracie Fields – Sing As We Go
Al Bowlly – Goodnight Sweetheart
Albert Ketelby – Bells Across the Meadows
Judy Garland and Gene Kelly – For Me and My Gal
Anne Shelton – Lily Marlene
Doris Day – Sentimental Journey
Vaughn Monroe – There I’ve said it again
Artie Shaw – Frenesi
Lupino Lane – The Lambeth Walk
Joe Loss – V Stands for Victory

Soundscape: 215 Project audio producer Martin Miller
Producer and presenter Martin Miller

About the author

David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.