Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio
This station was first launched in February 2015.
We play the best music in the world. We play Beach Music, Shag Dance Music, Rhythm & Blues. This online radio station was launched to support and promote the Carolina Beach Music Industry. We greatly appreciate all the fans, friends, artists, djs, venues, clubs and promoters that claim ties to beach music for what they have done in the past. We hope our contribution complements the efforts to keep this music and lifestyle alive for generations to come.
Please enjoy the music and shows we provide here at BeachShagRadio.com. We welcome all feedback on shows and songs through our contact form. Our Station is fully licensed through Live365.
Meet Our Radio Show DJs
“I owe my parents a lot for my love of beach music. It seems every weekend when I was little, we were at a festival some where. The Embers, Chairman of the Board, Band of Oz… List goes on. As I got older, I lost touch with the beach music world and began to play in gospel and country bands. It wasn’t until 2011, when I started my DJ business, that my love for beach music reappeared. I began collecting and downloading everything I could. I have a passion to promote beach music, the lifestyle and preserve the heritage. In the last few years, I’ve met so many amazing people within the industry and received so much support! It is truly an honor to be able to bring this music that we love to people through this radio station, on my show and at my mobile events. I personally thank each on of you for listening and supporting the music that we all love.”
“Just doing what I love the most… music.
I was born and raised just west of the foothills of the appalachians. I started singing in church at the age of 7. I also sang in chorus in high school and went to all state chorus as a tenor for two years.
Since then I have sat around campfires singing and learned to play a guitar a little bit. Sometimes a band member somewhere would ask me to sing a song with them, but I have always been around music and loved it. In 2014 my cousin Karen introduced me to “Beach Music” and “Shag Music”. I really love it. So I have make several trips a year to North Myrtle Beach and cruised the Grand Strands in search of DJ’s, karaoke, and bands that play. I will hopefully be returning more often in the future because the people I have met are genuinely nice and polite. It’s a great place to go vacation, visit, or live.”
“My beach music journey began in 2013 when I began dating my now-wife, Jordan. Prior to 2013, my choice in music revolved around Rhythm, Soul, and Rock n’ Roll… but I had never really paid attention to “Beach Music”; although they tend to sometimes overlap. That fall, I tagged along with Jordan and her family to Myrtle Beach for the Cammy’s. They had made the trip for years, but as soon as I hit Main Street that weekend-I was hooked! I immediately started acquiring every beach song I could get my hands on, and I haven’t slowed down since. In 2015, I began my beach music dj-ing career, with the ultimate dream of having my own radio show one day. Flash-forward to 2018, and “Thursday Night Beach Therapy” was born. I love being able to share my affinity for beach music with others, and the chance to help keep the greatest music alive!”
Scott was nominated for 2019 CBMA Internet DJ of the Year!
“I was 7 years old riding around in my aunt’s hatchback. I got my first taste of Carolina Beach Music that day when I heard Chuck French sing Shama Lama Ding Dong. From that day on it was in my blood. I absolutely wore out that Band of Oz cassette. I vividly remember listening to Charlie Brown playing all the best songs out there! Time passed, I grew up, things changed, but one thing remained the same… my love for Carolina Beach Music. After a run with Blackwater Band and now my current band, The Pink Slips Band, I decided to make a leap of faith into this wild venture of broadcasting and hosting a Carolina Beach Music show. February 18th, 2020 is the date “Beach Bound and Down” was born. It’s been a crazy ride and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Get in, buckle up, and hold on, because we are Beach Bound and Down with the best in Carolina Beach Music every Tuesday from 7p-10p!
“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.”
Join Ben every Monday night from 8p-10p for his LIVE show, “Highway 17 with Ben Morris”
Butch began DJ’ing after graduating from high school in 1976 to make some money for college, have some fun along the way and to meet girls. Little did he know then that he’d still be at it today and be as involved in the music industry as he is. (And he wanted to be a teacher)
DJ Butch Halpin has many years of experience in entertaining, DJ’ing and performing. He has worked along side of great musicians such as Billy Scott, Jackie Gore, Terri Gore, Craig Woolard, and many many more.
Check out his New Sunday Show here on Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio
The Fessa has a new show “I Love Beach Music”. Watch the schedule for “I Love Beach Music” with Fessa John Hook.
DJ Host of Shaggin’ the Night Away – Look for Ian’s Show here at Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues
DJ Ray Ray offers up one of the Hottest Shows on the Web. Tune in and listen to “At the Beach with DJ Ray Ray” Friday Nights at 8:00p here at Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues!
Alan B and Mikey
Check the Schedule for Behind the Music with Alan B and Mikey