‘Retro Ray’ Dimmock

Retro Ray Atlantic Cruise Show


Atlantic Cruise

Join Retro Ray every Saturday at 6p.m. for a solid hour of 60s classic cruisin' tracks. Playing the best mix of Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Hot Rod, R'n'B, Surf and Instrumentals from arguably the best decade in music history. Between the tracks Ray shares his formidable music knowledge of this fantastic period in music history.  

Hi, I’m Ray,

I was born in 1952, and spent my early years growing up in North London. After several house moves, I finally found myself in Ruislip, aged 10.

At the age of 12 I discovered ‘Pirate Radio’, it was like a second calling. I wanted to be like those DJs, playing and saying what I wanted. Music played a big part in my life from then on. In 1969 I did my first ‘mobile disco’ My equipment was mostly homemade and centred around a pair of mismatched Garrard turntables from scrapped radiograms. Although not very successful, the music went down well and I managed to fill some Saturday evenings and Youth Club events all whilst keeping several day jobs.

In 1973 I saw the film ‘American Graffiti’ and decided that was the path to follow. Hot Rod and Surf music mixed with hits of the era, what’s not to like.

In 1992 I moved to Bournemouth and the disco really took off, plenty of weddings, hotels and clubs. In the late 90’s my radio career started on Hospital Radio, I worked in the record library and was allowed to present supervised shows.

In 2008 the family emigrated to the Greek Island of Zakynthos. I was offered a 2 hour Saturday afternoon slot on the English speaking radio station ‘Island FM’ the ‘Cruising with Retro Ray’ show really took off. After a short time I took over the 12 – 2 daily sponsored lunchtime show and never looked back.

I presented ‘The Island Cruise’  for 7 – 8 years, I also sent pre-recorded shows to ‘Scot Pod Radio’ in Glasgow, from my home set-up. In 2018 we re-located to South Wales.

I feel very privileged to bring the ‘Cruise’ to Atlantic Surf Radio it’s like coming home.
Join me Saturday evenings from 6pm, I look forward to your company.

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