The Rock Block is a weekly, two-hour rock show presented by Ian Davies and available free of charge to radio stations who are licensed to play music.

The Rock Block is primarily a classic rock show familiar to all rock fans with occasional newer tracks which can best be described as 'future classics'.

It is a fast-paced show, concentrating on the music, with the right level of vocal links to provide 'personality'.


  • No references to what’s in the news
  • No references to the weather or seasons
  • No references to the time of day or days of the week
  • No mentions of ‘new releases’ or ‘current charts’ – making the Rock Block timeless
  • No sponsorship
  • Suitable for broadcast at any time day or night on any English-speaking station licensed to play music – FM, DAB and/or online
  • Can be played in any order (e.g. Show 3 first, then Show 2 for example or played in chronological order of release)

The Rock Block is supplied as 4 x 29 mins files – 58 mins per hour, allowing time for ads, news or promos. The last track of each file is suitable for fading should more time be needed for ads, etc.

If preferred, as an alternative, the show can also be supplied as 1 x 120 mins file, with the last track suitable for fading.

Each show is released on Tuesday (UK time) and distributed to stations by WeTransfer.

A 'vault' of all previous shows are available for radio stations too if required.

Listen to a sample show below:

The Rock Block is produced and made available to radio stations (and listeners) completely free of charge. However, if you enjoy the show, and would like to contribute towards the various fees I have to pay, please feel free to 'buy me a coffee' or two, or three (you get the picture). It would give you a warm, cozy glow and I would really appreciate your act of kindness. Simply click on the button below.

The following stations are broadcasting The Rock Block:

  • 106.5 WDNR (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
  • 121 Radio (non-geographic, broadcast from the UK and Belgium)
  • 1620 The Bear (Winter Haven, Florida, USA)
  • All Rock Radio (Valletta, Malta)
  • Angry Kids 24-7 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Audilous Rock (Prescott Valley, Arizona, USA)
  • Aylesbury One (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire)
  • Blue Panda Radio (non-geographic, broadcast from the UK)
  • Brill Oldies 107.4FM (Brill, Buckinghamshire)
  • CBJ Radio (Sheridan, Wyoming, USA)
  • Central Coast Radio (The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Classic Hits WBLE-DB (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
  • Cosmic Rock Radio (Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA)
  • Cumbernauld FM 106.8 (Cumbernauld, Glasgow)
  • DCX Rocks (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
  • Forth Valley Radio (Tillicoultry,  Clackmannanshire, Scotland)
  • Hall of Music (Bremen, Germany)
  • Hastings Radio (Hastings, West Sussex)
  • Impala Radio (serving the South African ex-pat community, broadcasting from Australia)
  • InTune Radio (Telford, Shropshire)
  • Kat Power Hit Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
  • KRIC Radio (Seattle, USA)
  • KRRB-DB Revelation Radio (Grand Saline, Texas, USA)
  • Lick Radio (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)
  • MAD FM (non-geographic, broadcast from Auckland, New Zealand) 
  • Melton Community Radio (Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire)
  • MM Radio (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Night Wave Radio (Lawton, Oklahoma, USA)
  • Ouse Radio (Bedford, Bedfordshire)
  • Ozzy Stream Radio (Coolac, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Pat's Paradise (non-geographic, broadcast from the USA)
  • Power Hit FM (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Power Pop Radio (Long Eaton, Derbyshire)
  • Power! Pop Rock Radio (Toronto, Canada)
  • Pure Beat Radio (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • Pure Radio (non-geographic, broadcasting from UK)
  • Radio319 Rock (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Radio Deeside (Queensferry, North Wales)
  • Radio Isabel (Edgewater, Florida, USA)
  • Radio Q (Camberley, Surrey)
  • Radio Sunrise 202 (Bamberg, Germany)
  • Radio Telstar (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Real Rock Radio (Manchester, UK)
  • Retro Rocks (non-geographic, broadcasting from the USA)
  • Retrosounds Radio (non-geographic, broadcasting from the UK)
  • Rideau Lakes Radio (Westport, Ontario, Canada) 
  • Rider Radio Rocks (Ontario, Canada)
  • Rock 103 (Edmonton, Canada)
  • Rock Revolution (Toronto, Canada)
  • Rox Radio (non-geographic, broadcasting from the UK)
  • Salsburgh FM (Salsburgh, North Lanarkshire, Scotland)
  • Sandown Bay Radio (Sandown, Isle of Wight)
  • SG1 Radio (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)
  • Sine FM (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
  • South Norfolk Radio (Wymondham, Norfolk)
  • Super Radio Online - SRO (Seattle, Washington, USA)
  • The Animal - Classic Rock (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
  • Timeless Tracks (Columbia, Missouri, USA)
  • TV Gold Radio - TVGR (non-geographic, broadcasting from the UK)
  • WA Radio Network (Perth, Australia)
  • Warwick Town Radio (Warwick, Warwickshire)
  • White Beach Radio (Lanzarote)
  • White FM (Bucharest, Romania)
  • WJKZ Jukebox Radio 1680AM (Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA)
  • WIRU-DB (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  • WRLR 98.3 FM (Round Lake Beach, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  • WVR (Waddesdon, Bucks) 
  • X-Everything That Rocks (Terre Haute, Indiana, USA)

Here’s what these Station Owners and Programme Controllers have to say about The Rock Block

"I can say it's by far the most well produced classic rock show I've ever listened to."
Casey Maxwell, CEO, 106.5 WDNR (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)

"We are really loving the show. Such a great mix of songs."
Brian Woolfson, Station Manager, Essential Radio (Kilwilling, Scotland)

"Thanks for another great show Ian. They are very popular with the public."
Tommy Marshall, Director, Cumbernauld 106.8FM (Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Scotland)


Ian Davies

Ian Davies began broadcasting in hospital radio in the mid 80s before moving on to FM and AM stations in the north of England.

In recent times, Ian has presented a variety of shows, including 80s, oldies, album charts and rock on several FM, DAB and Internet radio stations, including Spectrum FM, the largest English language radio station in Spain, broadcasting on FM across all of southern Spain, Gibraltar and Majorca.

Ian is also the presenter of 'Daytime' each weekday on Forever Hits, the UK-based 70s, 80s and 90s 'gold' station.

Would you like THE ROCK BLOCK  for your radio station?

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