Bob On The Radio
Uncut “Man of The Year” Bob Dylan is to bring his Theme Time Radio Hour to Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music from December 23.
This will be the first opportunity for UK listeners to tune into the highly-acclaimed radio show.
Dylan began broadcasting in May with a weekly radio show on XM Satellite Radio, the leading satellite radio service in the US.
“Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan” will feature an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan. The radio shows also includes interviews and commentary on music and other topics.
“Theme Time” means Dylan picks his music and ideas for shows around simple categories with unexpected and ingenoius results.
The themes Dylan has picked will include “weather” – with a playlist that includes “A Place In The Sun” sung in Italian by Stevie Wonder, “The Wind Cries Mary” by Jimi Hendrix and “Keep On The Sunny Side” by The Carter Family.
Other themes will include ‘cars’, ‘dance’, ‘police’, and ‘whiskey’.
Dylan’s latest show for XM Satellite Radio was based on Thanksgiving, focussing primarily on food! Dylan’s playlist included “Rice Crispies (Wake Up in the Morning)” by The Rolling Stones, and “I Like Pie, I Like Cake” by The Four Clefs.
Dylan says of his shows, "A lot of my own songs have been played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other side of the mic."
Lesley Douglas, Controller for BBC Radio 2 is excited for fans of Dylan saying, “It’ll be fascinating to hear who his favourite artists are and who has influenced him throughout his career.”
You can catch Dylan on Radio 2 from December 23 at 7pm.