Rockabilly Roundup Radio

After a wide-ranging journey around the rock and roll globe, OAR FM radio host Warren Voight is embarking on a further trip.

For the past 12 years, Mr Voight has explored the history of rock music in his programme and podcast 360 Degrees ’Round Wazrock.

New show 360 Rockabilly Roundup hones in on the genre he loves the most.

“Rockabilly is not widely known in these parts but we can change that,” he said.

“I’m as excited as anything to get some of this great music out there.”

Rockabilly is an early style of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. It blends the sound of Western musical styles, such as country, with rhythm and blues, leading to what is considered classic rock and roll.

“A whole lifestyle has developed around rockabilly in the past 50 years, particularly around the revival scene that has emerged since the 1970s.

“This show will feature everyone from the earliest stars and lesser-knowns to the contemporary acts that have been part of that revival.”

A new episode of 360 Rockabilly Roundup airs on 105.4FM and 1575AM every second Saturday at 3pm and is replayed at the same time the following Saturday.