Coast To Coast Country

Show Info

Hosted by: Emperor Rosko

Show Times

Timezone: BST [UTC+1]
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

About the Show

Coat To Coast Country …

With Emperor Rosko


Emperor Rosko

Coast to Coast Country is a mix of new and classic country. Each week Emperor Rosko plays a few of the best brand new songs, he covers the current top ten (and plays the top 2), discusses current country news and also country music history with the “on this week in country” feature. Twice a year, The Emperor has a countdown of the best new songs as voted for by the show’s listeners.

Born in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of Hollywood film producer Joe Pasternak. He was influenced in his career choice by KYA Radio DJs Lord Tim Hudson and Wolfman Jack in Los Angeles.

He joined Radio Caroline, a pirate radio station broadcasting from a ship off the coast of England, in 1964. There, his American-influenced quick presentation style soon made him one of the station’s best-loved DJs. After his time at Radio Caroline, he presented for French-language stations Radio Monte Carlo and Radio Luxembourg.

As a disc jockey with Radio 1 at its launch in September 1967, Rosko initially recorded shows in France for the Midday Spin programme. On his first Midday Spin show, Rosko introduced himself with “I am the Emperor, the geeter with the heater, your leader, your groovy host from the West coast, here to clear up your skin and mess up your mind. It’ll make you feel good all over.”