All that Brass!

Who was Daisy Squelch and what was she famous for? Why did the Bean Brothers Brass Band have a rumble with James Walker’s Band in York and what did politics have to do with it? What is it about contesting and drinking? And how does the women’s suffrage movement link with banding? This week’s All That Brass delves into the lively history of brass bands in York and further afield – and there’s plenty of music too, from classics to Cuban and from sunshine soul to jazz trad and street in All That Brass, 8.00-9.00pm with Kate Lock.

The Poetry Show: FRIENDS, followed by Stairwell Books Presents: A NEW DAWN for The Poetry Show!

This coming Monday on The Poetry Show: FRIENDS, followed by Stairwell Books Presents: A NEW DAWN for The Poetry Show! plus news about launch events.

The Poetry Show is about poems for everyone: it’s not that stuff you learned in school. This is a podcast that aims to bring poems and poetic discussion to people who love poetry, to those of you who just aren’t all that sure, and to poetry novices…and maybe we can inspire you to try a poem for yourself. A word of warning: we might use a coupla edgy words. We’re kinda PG 13.

Every week, we will discuss a theme, and look at how four very different poets work with the theme to create a poem… Hopefully something for everyone! So we’ll each do a poem, and we’ll chat about that poem and move on to the next.

This episode has Rose, Alan, Becca Miles and special guest Kit Marshall! Today’s show is hopeful and positive. It’s about FRIENDS.

Is this where I break into James Taylor? Don’t we all need friends? Do YOU need friends? Or are they a necessary evil?

Are you the life of the party, or the one hunched over in the corner, talking to the house cat?

Do you have 5,972 close Facebook friends? or are you happily alone?

What does the word ‘FRIEND’ mean to you?

My poems about ‘friends’ were mostly written ages ago, so these are short, old poems. Kind of like me. Tune in to hear what Becca, Alan and Kit have to say about Friends.

* ~ * ~ *

Following our broadcast of S2.1 “Friends”, Alan, Rose and Becca will chat about Big Poetry Show news (Yay!!), Staxtonbury, and upcoming launches. Launch events include David Lee Morgan’s music and poetry event in Sheffield on May 17 at DINA Café, with, first, his visit on May 16 to York open mic BeSpeak (Black Swan, 7.30pm, free). Check out David poeticizing here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj5bEe-ngxw

And tune in: tworiversradio.stream

07/05/2018 – Schedule

Hello hello hello!! Great 11 hours of #communityradio and some fantastic music shows ahead of us!
By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York!

www.tworiversradio.stream

We will be #liveandloud from our pop-up studio at The corner pin from midday ’til 11pm – bringing you fresh chat, great music and good vibes. Check out our schedule below:

  • Midday – 1pm – #thelunchtimerush with Declan Minskip
    Cheerful good music selection!
  • 1 – 2pm – The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Presents…
    This Monday on The Poetry Show: FRIENDS, followed by Stairwell Books Presents: A NEW DAWN for The Poetry Show!
    + news about launch events.
  • 2 – 3pm – It is the LGBT Hour with Jake Furby.
  • 3 – 4pm – This hour is currently vacant so it’ll be a pick ‘n mix.
    If you would like to present/produce your own show,
    please contact: tworiversradio@gmail.com
  • 4 – 6pm – Mr. Judge To You; Bank Holiday Special…. featuring York’s Open Mic/ Acoustic Night Legend Chris Barnes, and Mr. Judge himself with live (and unlive) holiday musical offerings for your delicate sunburnt ears!
  • 6- 7pm –  Coastin’ is a brand new show from Stephen Allan and will have features on the big new uk 2018 coasters and a new feature on relocated rides, plus music from Robbie Williams, Elvis, Pink and more!
  • 7 – 8pm –  #MTTY  this month is a Eurovision special, featuring Sandie Shaw, Brotherhood of Man, Johnny Logan, Cliff Richard and others.
  • 8 – 9pm This week’s All That Brass delves into the lively history of brass bands in York and further afield – and there’s plenty of music too, from classics to Cuban and from sunshine soul to jazz trad and street in All That Brass with Kate Lock.
  • 9 – 10pm – We will be visiting the archives and bringing you a
    Soul Show from weeks gone by as Paul Coull can’t
    be with us this evening.
  • 10 – 11pm – Upside Your Mind takes you on a trip from the
    Basement to the Tropics and back – eclectic.
    exciting. electric.

Two Rivers Radio C.I.C is run by a dedicated team of volunteer presenters, producers and technicians. We produce 11 hours of fresh, independent content every week and are looking to expand our schedule.

If you would like to come on board as a producer or a presenter or would like to know about how else you can support this exciting community media project then please email: tworiversradio@gmail.com

Finally, if you like what we’re doing – please like, share, comment, invite your friends, join us at the Corner Pin for a pint, and follow us on our other social media channels @TwoRiversRadio

On HMGW Today…

Tune in today from 7 – 9pm

Today’s show will feature live music from the brilliant Van Der Neer who will be performing in advance of the release of their upcoming album ‘Quick Silver’.  The band will be talking about their background and future plans.

Mark & Zoe will also be joined by British wrestling guests;

The Mad Russian’ Boris Koslov

The Hot Blooded’ York born and bred Dom Black, who is the Number One Contender for the True Grit Championship.

‘The Opportunist’ young and upcoming talent Myles Kayman

We will also be featuring the results from last month’s Kid-b challenge and setting up a new challenge for the following show. Playing a mix of well-known and indie music. Boris will be challenging the HMGW team, Dom and Myles to a fun wrestling knowledge quiz. There will be a competition to win True Grit wrestling Tickets to their 9th June Retribution show. So make sure you tune in to find out more about this great opportunity.

Catch A Fire – Strictly Vinyl Session

Tune in here between 5 – 7pm!

Catch A Fire a.k.a Daddy Harper & York Man will be burning up the Two Rivers Radio studio with the finest classic and contemporary Reggae, Roots, Dub & Dancehall vibes!

Get your skanking shoes on and join us at the Corner Pin on Tanner Row  –  or just click to play on the link above from 5pm.  🙂

The perfect music to unwind and chill you out after a long Monday!

#morefiyah

Schedule: 30/04/2018

Good morning!! A fantastic 11 hours of #communityradio awaits – by the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York!

www.tworiversradio.stream

We will be #liveandloud from our pop-up studio at The corner pin from midday ’til 11pm – bringing you fresh chat, great music and good vibes. Check out our schedule below:

  • Midday – 1pm – #thelunchtimerush with Declan Minskip
    Upbeat with a stellar song selection
  • 1 – 2pm – The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Presents…
    We will be looking again at ‘work’ with the Podcast
    Poets.
  • 2 – 3pm – Fasil Demsash presents another edition of Black
    York. Tune in for insightful chat and great music from
    around the globe!
  • 3 – 4pm – This hour is currently vacant so it’ll be a pick ‘n mix.
    If you would like to present/produce your own show,
    please contact: tworiversradio@gmail.com
  • 4 – 5pm –  Juliet chats to Mike Phan about his journey from Vietnam to the UK after being saved by the Red Cross. We talk about him arriving in Britain, how he and his family settled and how this affected his life trajectory. Listen in to a great mix of 70s and 80s music and thought provoking conversation.
  • 5 – 7pm – Catch A Fire will be burning up the Two Rivers Radio
    studio. Expect some big tunes and heavy bass – get
    your skank on this Monday evening. #morefiyah
  • 7 – 9pm – HMGW is back with you monthly dose of fantastic
    #livemusic, gaming & #ukwrestling news.
    Tune in this evening for “Soul soaked rock” as
    Van Der Neer are live in session and for interviews
    with not one, not, two, but three of the finest local
    wrestlers! Boris Koslov @hotbloodeddom
    @myles_kayman
  • 9 – 10pm – We will be visiting the archives and bringing you a
    Soul Show from weeks gone by as Paul Coull can’t
    be with us this evening.
  • 10 – 11pm – Upside Your Mind takes you on a trip from the
    Basement to the Tropics and back – eclectic.
    exciting. electric.

Two Rivers Radio C.I.C is run by a dedicated team of volunteer presenters, producers and technicians. We produce 11 hours of fresh, independent content every week and are looking to expand our schedule.

If you would like to come on board as a producer or a presenter or would like to know about how else you can support this exciting community media project then please email: tworiversradio@gmail.com

Finally, if you like what we’re doing – please like, share, comment, invite your friends, join us at the Corner Pin for a pint, and follow us on our other social media channels @TwoRiversRadio

The Poetry Show, Season One Ep 34, ‘Mythology’

On Two Rivers Radio, The Poetry Show, Season One Ep 34, ‘Mythology’, is  due to play. There’s some confusion cos last few weeks we were in ‘Murica. *IF* it’s Ep 34, O! M! G! It’ll be one of the best eps ever. Kit Marshall does Pygmalion. Like “Shy People”, by Laurence O’Reilly, Pygmalion is a poem i can hear again & again & again.
Plus heck the episode is also very good.

Tune in! Let’s ALLLLLLL find out what’s on. www.tworiversradio.stream

Two Rivers Radio, 1pm – 2pm, The Poetry Show

Schedule 16/04/2018

Hello dear listeners,
Another beautiful week ahead of us and we hear that this one (fingers crossed) will be particularly summery!

Today we have some fantastic shows prepared for you, with new show from Juliet Powell at 4pm! Very exciting!
Tune in on:
tworiversradio.stream
An let’s have a look at what our presenters prepared for us today:

First, at midday and then 3pm and 6pm we will have the latest news from York from our wonderful News Team of York St. John University.

Straight after, till 1pm it’s the Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip 
and the usual healthy dose of good humor and good music!

1 till 2 it’s the Poetry Show for you! The Poetry Show Open Mic Episode, recorded live at The Exhibition in Feb 2017. On Stairwell Books Presents: Becca Miles will chat with Glen Taylor, editor of the anthology MORE EXHIBITIONISM

From 2pm it’s going to be Fasil Demsash and Black York which  will focus on recent incident of racism in York.

Between 3pm and 4 it will be a surprise for all including ourselves! But we promise it will be fun! #JellyBellyBertieBottsEveryFlavorBeans

4pm and we have our new exciting monthly show from Juliet Powell!
Juliet begins a new signposting show – The Information Takeaway – focuses on themes as diverse as running a business, personal budgeting, parenting, health, local news, education and pets. Her first guest is Elaine White, local entrepreneur and owner of local business hub – Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace. Answering questions on running a business including marketing, finance, self motivation and where to get help.

5pm till 7pm it’s Just Jessin’ About and wonderful live (as in not undead) DJ Jess Parker playing his new set straight from Two Rivers Radio studio! #Liveandloud

From 7pm Christian Greenwood will be teaching his class; Music History 101 – today’s lesson is on The Pogues

Between 8pm and 9pm it’s Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show   who will be interviewing Sophie Jewett of York Cocoa Works!

At 9pm it’s what you’ve been waiting for all day! The Soul Hour with great music choices to relax to from Paul Coull

And finally at 10pm till 11pm it’s another mix from Upside Your Mind – a trip from the basement to the tropics and back to close a wonderful day of community radio so we can all dream of beautiful sunshine that will hopefully join us the next morning!

We will be live today from midday until 11pm from our pop-up studio The corner pin. Feel free to join us for a beer and maybe make a request – otherwise, tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream and ask your friends to do as well! 

Two Rivers Radio is run exclusively by a very hard-working group of volunteers, dedicated to giving the City of York something it doesn’t already have; original, unique and independent programming, journalism and views!

If you like what we do and want to get involved as a presenter, producer or in any other way please get in touch.

Should you wish to support us financially, either as a business or an individual please email or call Jez Russell:

tworiversradio@gmail.com // 07913 685823

#communityradio #York

Schedule – 09/04/2018

Hello, you lovely people!!   Well, today, among some truly wonderful pieces of community radio – you may find one or two ‘Forrest Gump’ moments. “What could this mean?” we hear you chant in unison… what it means is that 3 hours of today’s schedule is unfilled an therefore may be anything. #chocolatebox

Things we will be doing include bringing you the latest news at midday, 3pm and at 6pm as well as the voices, thoughts and opinions of the community in which you live and work. 

www.tworiversradio.stream

Join Two Rivers Radio from midday today, right through ’til 11pm for a medley of music and chat that you cannot find on any other local station.

Midday – 1pm – Declan Minskip presents the Lunchtime Rush

1 – 2pm – The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books presents

2 – 3pm – The LGBT Hour with Jake Furby (repeat)

3 – 4pm – some kinda crazy pick ‘n mix

4 – 6pm – Mr. Judge to You! Mr Judge takes a rock ‘n roll view on the murky world of advertising.

6 – 7pm – exciting pick ‘n mix timez

7 – 8pm – Tracy Neasham-Allan presents MTTY – bringing you all the best music of the last 60 years!

8 – 9pm – All That Brass with Kate Lock

9 – 10pm – The Soul Hour – Paul Coull presents the first live soul show in this new slot!

10 – 11pm – Upside Your Mind – a trip from the basement to the tropics and back to close a wonderful day of community radio.

We will be live today from midday until 11pm from our pop-up studio The corner pin. Feel free to join us for a beer and maybe make a request – otherwise, tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream and ask your friends to do as well! 

Two Rivers Radio is run exclusively by a very hard-working group of volunteers, dedicated to giving the City of York something it doesn’t already have; original, unique and independent programming, journalism and views!

If you like what we do and want to get involved as a presenter, producer or in any other way please get in touch.

Should you wish to support us financially, either as a business or an individual please email or call Jez Russell:

tworiversradio@gmail.com // 07913 685823

#communityradio #York

Schedule – 26/03/2018

Tune in today for some fantastic community radio from the Two Rivers Radio team.
Declan Minskip presents the lunchtime rush from midday ’til 1pm. He will be playing upbeat music to get you going on the first day of the new week. Tony Mccormack should be dropping in to talk about mental health and promote his new charity CD, too. A CD of fab music co-produced with Craig Vinnie Whitehead and available for £10. Get in touch if you would like to buy one!
 
Between 1 and 2pm the The Poetry Show will be discussing Folk Tales. Rose will also be talking about the recent and very successful Poetry For All event and about plans already emerging for 2019!
 
2-3pm – Ask York was recorded on Saturday afternoon as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of St Nicks fields and Environment Centre. Tune in to hear our panel:
 
Cllr Denise Craghill (Green Party)
Cllr Andrew Waller (Lib Dem and Environment Portfolio holder)
Cllr Keith Myers (Conservative; Exec Member for Education, Children and Young People
Cllr Kallum Taylor (Labour, Holgate)
and
Ivana Jakubkova of St Nicks
 
discussing their views on the future on York from an environmental perspective.
 
Between 3-4pm the Soul Man, Mr. Paul Coull brings you an hour of the finest classic and contemporary soul music. This will be Paul’s final show in his current slot as the Soul Show will be moving to 10pm in April.
 
4-5pm Upside Your Mind will be in the mix with another sensational selection of tunes to take you on a voyage from the basement to the tropics and back. Again, this will be Upside Your Mind’s final show in this slot as he moves to 10pm in April.
 
Mr. Judge to You is back between 5-7pm with “Stuck in the Midlands With You” – to find out what it all means you’ll have to tune in to Steve and his very special guest, all the way from Australia!
 
7-8pm – Ask York will be repeated for those that didn’t catch it earlier in the day.
 
Kate Lock is in the hot-seat from 8-9pm with Glass Half Full. This is going to be a packed show covering a lot of group so fasten your seat-belts as we dive into topics as diverse as fracking, community-led housing & a local school who are re-cycling their plastic waste into teaching and learning tools.
 
 
 
Two Rivers Radio is the City of York’s community radio station; by the people of York, for the people of York in the heart of York.
 
Our dedicated team of volunteers produce and present independent, fresh and unique radio every week with no adverts.
 
Please tune in, like, share and comment!
 
If you would like to get involved or support is in another way then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
 
tworiversradio@gmail.com