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Show 19 March 2008

This week Radio International Goes - to Sweden's Eurovision and Schlager Heaven. Not only Radio International goes.... ist spiced with the best of Swedish music it was also a theme through this weeks Radio International with the best sounds around form Sweden.

Click here to listen and read more about the 2008 Melodifestivalen. 

This week on Radio International :

Listen to the Show:        Hour 1     |    Hour 2     |    Play List

Regular items:
European Top 40, Local & European Weather Forecast and Temperature Check around the World, Dutch News Headlines, Birthday File, Concerts , Power Talk Tips;

A rundown of the movies offered in the cinemas near you.  For more information and which movies are offered where go to the Film Ladder Website by clicking this link. Movie Previews: Rendition, John Rambo (IV), The Other Boleyn Girl, Juno, Spiderwick Chronicles;

EXPAT/Dutch/Community News:

Back on the show Eva from TheHagueOnline  has the latest updates on events scheduled in The Hague for EXPATs and international guests in the Netherlands. For further EXPAT Information and updates visit TheHagueOnline.

Also this week we talked to Ton van Akker from the Keukenhof close to the city of Lisse, the Netherlands on their season 2008. Find out all about Keukenhof, it's flowers, employees and more by listening again to the show. Visit the Keukenhof website by clicking here

Sir Alan Sugar Entrepreneur - Mr. Nasty, Classical Easter Concert (Resident Orchestra The Hague)

The English Breakfast Team entertains the EXPATs in the Netherlands from the SALTO Radio station in Amsterdam. Tunes in for the latest current affairs items, sports and news. How to listen to THE ENGLISH BREAKFAST visit their their website.

Science and Technology, Space News, Environment:
Space Rock in Peru;

Eurovision Song Contest 2008:
The 2008 Eurovision Season is well underway and together with our Eurovision Expert Marcus Keppel-Palmer we now have weekly previews of the songs that are competing in Belgrade at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 on 20, 22 & 24 May 2008.

The Previews of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest entries will continue next week. This week - since the Melodifestivalen just finished and selected Charlotte Perrelli to represent Sweden in Belgrade this year we kept the theme and also went back a bit into the history of Swedish music at the Eurovision Song Contest and some nice stories along with it with Marcus Keppel-Palmer.
On the Eurovision News front this week we mentioned the drawing of the running order of the 43 songs that will compete in Belgrade this year and sadly also reported on the death of the drummer of ABBA.  
All the Eurovision news is available on Eurovision Song Contest and you can find constant updates of the latest Eurovision Song Contest News as they happen on esctoday.com
Eurovision Music requests are most welcome and can be done via our website's CONTACT 's page. Let us know what you want to hear and where you are from.  
Eurovision Song Contest Interviews:
You can hear the Eurovision interviews our team has done by visiting our Eurovision section of this website.
ORadio in Antwerp airs a weekly radio programme called EurovisiO every Monday evening from 2200 - 2300 hours. Philip Vereyken.  A must for Eurovision freaks. Lots of nice Eurovision music, interviews and news - however, in the Flemish language. You can listen to a repeat of EurovisO by clicking here .  A huge upcoming event EurovisiO is planning is the 2nd edition of the Top 30 Flemish Songs of all time which will be broadcast on www.oradio.be on 21 April 2008 from 2100 - 2400 hours
Colin Berry, the legendary voice from BBC Radio 2 in the UK now hosts a Saturday Radio Show on BBC Three Counties Radio including a Eurovision Spot. Colin Berry was the spokesperson for the British jury for 25 years.  
Upcoming Eurovision Song Contest Events:

Over in the UK Paul Marks-Jones and his company Eventuality are organizing the Manchester's only Eurovision Preview Event on 02 May 2008 from 1845 hours. For complete details contact Paul Marks-Jones directly via www.e-ventuality.com or via his email  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

20 May 2008
Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 1 from Serbia's Belgrade Arena

22 May 2008 
Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 2 from Serbia's Belgrade Arena

24 May 2008
Eurovision Song Contest Final from Serbia's Belgrade Arena in Belgrade

The show is of course spiced with the best of music old and new and of course your requests. You can send in your requests by clicking on the CONTACT link in the MAIN MENU. Also if you have public service announcements you wish us to make, please feel free to send us the information and we will be happy to air them for you. And our very own Hit Hunter is ready at your disposal to dig out your music requests. Send him an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

BLAST1386 our friendly Radio Partner:
Kieron Collins from the UK's BLAST1386 presents the 5 o'clock Rock"" on Sunday afternoons. Listen to the repeat by clicking here.

Happy Listening! 
The Team of Radio International
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