Tuesday, April 28 2020
We've been working on adding another feature to our platform and we thought this would be a great time to announce it with everyone being close to their radios and mobile devices in lieu of attending live events. What a great time to discover new stations, shows and DJ's. Just like we pulled all of the live events together into one calendar we wanted to do the same for the DJ's and radio stations who offer streaming in conjuction with their regular broadcasts. We want to help you reach new listeners so we're announcing the FFL Streaming Radio Schedule.
Thank you for your continued support for Flip Flop Live and the Beach Music Industry! We want our information to be correct and complete to make your experience on our platforms easy to navigate and reliable.
Your Flip Flop Live Team!
Monday, April 27 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020 it will be a special edition of the Saturday Night House Party on Flip Flop Live Radio. We’ve partnered up with Lake Life Live and in lieu of the Cat5 performance originally scheduled for May 2nd, we’ll be hosting a special event highlighting the band throughout the night including live audio, studio cuts, interviews with members and more.
Saturday tune in at: www.FlipFlopLiveRadio.com
Thursday, April 23 2020
We lost a Beach Music legend this morning as Steve Hardy passed at 3:05AM. Our prayers go out to the entire family and Beach Music community during this time. Once arrangements have been made we’ll be sure to share those for you here on Flip Flop Live.
Wednesday, April 22 2020
The Randy Clay Band is set to release their new song "Tip the Hat" Friday, April 24, 2020. You can catch Randy this Saturday on Eric Bowman's show on WDZD 99.1FM The Wave from 10:00AM until 1:00PM for the debut and the interview. On the band's Facebook page they state "Get ready line dancers! This is one you’ll love". You will find the links below for the band and the live stream for Eric's show.
Tuesday, April 21 2020
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Monday, April 20 2020
Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson co-write a new song and release it as a collaborative duet with Lesa and Mike Taylor (Holiday Band). The new song "A Little More Love" was released on April 19, 2020 during a worldwide Facebook Live event where Rick, Lesa and Mike discussed details of the new song and allowed the viewers to preview the new track. (See the video below)
Monday, April 20 2020
We'd like to officially welcome our newest sponsor Townsend Link, host of Beach Bound and Down on Beach Shag Rhythm and Blues Radio. You can catch him live every Tuesday from 7:00-10:00PM by downloading the LIVE365 app or by visit their website. We've provided the links for you below!
Townsend is already a great friend personally and he's always supported Flip Flop Live and it means so much to have him as a sponsor. Be sure to tune in tomorrow night as we'll certainly be listening for the "Best in Carolina Beach Music".
Monday, April 20 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 4/20/2020
Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio is proud to announce the addition of a new weekly Carolina Beach Music show. Beginning Monday April 27th, 2020, you can tune in on Monday nights from 8-10 to “Highway 17 with Ben Morris”. Ben will be LIVE and you find him on Facebook by searching for “Highway 17 with Ben Morris”.
We are excited about the launch of Ben’s show and look forward to having you listen and enjoy. Please join all of us here at Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio in welcoming Ben to the air! Below is a bio on Ben to help you get to know him a little better.
“I was 7 years old and growing up in East Tennessee when I acquired a couple of Jackie Wilson 45's. I was taken in by the sounds off those old Brunswick labeled records, and I was hooked on the R&B music sounds. As I grew into my teenage years, R&B/Soul, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country were staples in my music tastes. I was also learning to play violin and took some piano. I remember my Mom singing to Far Away Places, Washed Ashore, and other songs that eventually woke me up to Beach Music. I even remember going to see The Platters and Gen. Johnson and The Chairmen Of The Board when I was a teenager in the late 1980's or early 1990's at a local summer festival.
As I went to University of Tennessee, there was a soul singer that always had a backing band that I got to see several times as a student during football season around campus, and I was hooked on Beach Music. That was Clifford Curry. Other than saying hello, I never got to know him but loved his music. I ended up looking for more of the groups in the Beach Music genre in the 1990's and added to my collection. After college, I ended up living in Southeast Georgia as a young man and got to go hear The Embers, Swingin' Medallions, and Chairmen of The Board, live as they would play local events and engagements in the area at the time. I was hooked again for life. I even attempted to find a young lady and try and shag with the basic steps.
I have continued to enjoy the music, old and new alike. The music makes people feel good and makes you think of the sand, sun, and sea. The old music sparks memories of yesteryear and the new groups make you smile as you see the traditions and sounds carried on to the new generations and incorporating new sounds.
That is my Beach Music story. I love sharing and playing the music for my friends and family and look forward to you joining me on Highway 17.”
Wednesday, April 15 2020
The following email was sent out concerning the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Awards.
Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA
Your CBMA Membership!!
We here at CBMA are keeping a close eye on the Covid-19 situation and hope and pray that this pandemic will end soon and we can all get back to the Live Carolina Beach & Shag Music we love so much!!
Please support your local businesses that are struggling to stay afloat and make sure that when the time comes to patronize those establishments that keep our music and dance alive.
Hopefully soon, we'll all be walking through the doors of Fat Harold's, Hoto's, The Galleon, Deckerz, Ducks, The Pavilion and The OD Arcade and all the other establishments that play our music.
A BIG THANK YOU to all the DJ's and Artists for keeping us entertained during this crisis on the radio, online and Facebook!!
As of right now, everything is staying "as is" as far as dates for the 2020 CBMA Nominating, Voting and Weekend.
That could change in the coming weeks and months as we still have some time to make plans if needed. We have already started looking at new dates if we have to postpone or change the way we normally do the event.
Carolina Beach Music
2020 Hall Of Fame Class
will be announced next Friday on April 24th which would have been the last Friday of Spring SOS as we normally do. Join myself along with Mike Worley live from Noon until 2 pm on 94.9 The Surf and streaming live on 949thesurf.com to see who will be inducted into the CBMA Hall of Fame on Friday November 13th, 2020.
We understand times are tough but if you are able to renew your membership at this time, Please do so.
Last year with the help and direction of Bo "The Web Guy" Gilbert, we found out it is possible to do the Nominations and Voting online which we might have to do 100% this year due to the Coronavirus and postal restrictions.
Renew Your Membership today Online below
You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.
Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in
If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...
You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below
Also remember if you want the best seats for the 2020 CBMA's
Book your seats today at the Alabama Theatre for Sunday November 15th!!!
When you purchase your CBMA Tickets and would also like to attend the "One" Show or the "Christmas" Show at the Alabama Theatre anytime during the year; you can get a 30% discount on those tickets if your purchase them at the same time.
If you've already purchased your CBMA Tickets and would like to take advantage of this offer. Give the Theatre a call and ask the associate for the CBMA Special tickets discount!!
Wednesday, April 15 2020
Johnny Draper, host of the widely popular "Friday Beach Blast" show that can be heard on WTRG Magic 97.9FM, Earl 98.3FM and The Lake 107.7FM. Based out of Weldon, North Carolina, he announced his new show is now playing every Saturday on The Lake 107.7FM. Congratulations Johnny on your new spot which will keep him behind that desk or in the "air chair" as he calls it, all weekend long. We look forward to tuning it as we love Johnny's mix and all of the regular callers that request their favorite Beach Music every single week. Below you will find the show times for Johnny!
Monday, April 13 2020
If you'd like to submit a song request, you can do so by calling: 260-BeachDJ and leave a voicemail with your name and location along with your song/artist request. If you'd like to dedicate the song to someone, feel free to include that information as well. We appreciate our spsonsors and the overwhelming support we've recieved and we're looking forward to everything to come in the future.
Andy and Jonathan
Saturday, April 04 2020
You have a chance to win this "Lake Life Live" hat from Hite's clothing in Clarksville, Virginia. Tune in to Flip Flop Radio tonight starting at 7:00PM for details on how to enter. A lucky listener will walk away with this awesome hat! You can listen live on the Live365 app or by visiting our website: www.flipflopliveradio.com You can also text your requests to: 260-BeachDJ