Schedule – 22/04/2019 (Bank Holiday! :) )

Good morning, good people of York!! We hope that you have had an amazing Bank Holiday weekend – what. a. scorcher!!! ūüôā
We have an exciting day of programmes prepared for you, including music, visual arts, the history of York’s relationship with chocolate and more. Tune in from midday:
Midday – 1pm – Declan Minskip presents the Lunchtime Rush. There will be exciting and eclectic music as ever and all of the positivity you could ask for on this Bank Holiday Monday afternoon!!!
1 – 2pm – The Art of the Matter with Claudia Wardle investigates a group Easter-related images. Claudia will also be interviewing local artist, Pennie Lordan and local historian, Cristina Figueredo.
2 – 3pm – Harrison Fretwell-Bates has produced another fantastic show charting an important part of our city’s history. Take a step back in time today and find out about York’s long-term relationship with CHOCOLATE.
3 – 4pm – Alex & Sam will be bringing you the very best in an as yet undisclosed sub-genre of rock this afternoon. Tune in and turn your system up to 11 for What Rock?
4 – 5pm – This will be a show from the archives.
5 – 6pm – This will be a show from the archives.
6 – 7pm – This will be an episode of Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness from the archives.
7 – 8pm – Graham Blueskies is in the hot-seat hosting Breaking York – bringing you the very best in local and independent music. Today, York-based band The Receivers will be live in the studio playing some tunes and chatting about their current UK tour! Not to be missed.
This will be our final live broadcast on a Monday for a while. We are a voluntary organisation and need to take some downtime to recruit new volunteers, fund-raise and plan for a more sustainable future of Two Rivers Radio.
We will continue to promote events, gigs, music, comedy, happenings and more via our social media channels.
We will be updating and improving our website over the coming weeks so please do keep checking in and if its down, don’t worry – it’ll only be temporary.
Two Rivers Radio will be back soon!  Bigger and better than ever!!
If you would like to get involved with Two Rivers Radio in any way – presenter, producer, studio technician, administrator, fund-raiser or if you would like to support Two Rivers Radio and independent community media, please do get in touch!
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Schedule – 15/04/2019

Good morning! Two Rivers Radio will be #liveandloud today from midday.

Declan kicks things off with The Lunchtime Rush Рtop chat and an eclectic, exciting song selection.

1-2pm – One from the archives

2-3pm –¬†Fasil Demsash¬†hosts Black York

3-4pm – One from the archives

4-5pm – One form the archives

5-6pm –¬†Will Son Tomm¬†blows the dust off some classics and he once again reveals the Connoisseur’s Stash!

Its a short day today, but nevertheless we hope that you will tune in and enjoy!!

Today’s Schedule! (08/04/2019)

Good morning people of York!!

We have a very exciting day full of fresh and original radio brought to you by our wonderful team of volunteer producers and presenters. We broadcast live every Monday from our pop-up studio at The corner pin.

Listen live by clicking HERE to launch the stream in your media player!

At midday Declan Minskip kicks things off with The Lunchtime Rush. Declan will be joined by special guest Tom Rudd of BeSpeak to discuss all things poetry happening in #York. There will also be the usual eclectic mix of classic and contemporary tunes to liven up your Monday. Its a 2 hour special so get locked in and enjoy!

2-3pm РLGBT Hour is back! Join Lisa Kelly as she answers the big topical questions to some controversial subjects that have been the subject of heated debates recently. Also this month Lisa brings you news of forthcoming events and mixes it all up with some great #LGBT related music.

3-4pm – In need of some musical inspiration? Then tune in at 3pm as¬†Alex¬†&¬†Sam¬†answer that most important of questions… What Rock?

That 80s show is back at 4pm with Lisa Kelly bringing you the chart hits from the 1980’s but what month is featured? Lisa will give you news from the featured month to help you along and all best songs from throughout this month during each year of a fabulous decade for music. Message TRR here or Tweet @TwoRiversRadio with you answer.

5-6pm –¬†Maxime¬†is presenting a special Baguette et Croissant avec des invit√©s tr√®s sp√©ciaux.

6-7pm –¬†Rosey’s Time Capsule returns and we are finally in Spring! 1968 was a terrible year for heros and promising politicians: 41 years ago this past week, MLK Jr was assassinated on April 4, on a hotel balcony in Memphis Tennessee. But lots of events have happened in early Aprils. Today we‚Äôll look at a few of the notable ones that seem to actually have occurred on or about April 8, and listen to some great tunes.

7-8pm –¬†Graham Blueskies¬†is back in the hot-seat with the very best in local, independent and emerging music. Tune in for news of up-coming and recent releases, some exciting new competitions!¬†Quiet Eyes¬†Staxtonbury Music Festival¬† –¬† Tune into Breaking York!

Soul Funktion will be spinning some fine and funky soul music between 8-9pm.

9-10pm – Beats ‘n Pieces is back with Jonah Hebron. Let him take you by the ears and guide you through a world of global hip-hop, beats and syncopation.

Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit community radio station run exclusively by a team of dedicated volunteers.

If you would like to get involved or support Two Rivers Radio please contact us here: or call Jez on 07913 685823.

1/04/2019 – Schedule

Good Day!
But of course it will be better when you tune in
to Two Rivers Radio from 12pm till 10pm.

12pm – 1pm¬† –¬†¬†The Lunchtime Rush¬†with Declan Minskip!

1pm – 2pm –¬† Crossing Borders with Genevieve!

2pm – 3pm –¬†Talking Socialism¬†with Fasil Demsash

3pm-4pm –¬†¬†This hour is going to be a little bit of Pic’n’Mix from our Archives, but it could also be YOUR show! Get in touch with us via Facebook @tworviersradio or drop us an email:

4pm-5pm РSadly the last of  Information Takeaway with Juliet Powell.

5pm – 7pm¬†–¬† Two hours of best Reggae selection with the mighty and finest Catch a Fire duo: York Man and Daddy Harper!

7pm – 9pm –¬† This month on the¬†HMGW¬†show, Mark will be interviewing three talented independent British wrestlers. These are the one and only Sean Only and tag team partners Jack Bandicoot and¬†The Pop Punk Kid Jake Silver¬†who are collectively known as¬†Crashboat. Expect two hours of¬†#wrestling¬†chat and banter mixed in with the perfect blend of¬†#music.
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: or click HERE.
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! ūüôā
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line:

Schedule – 25/03/19

Good Morning!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio:  Midday till 10pm.

12pm – 1pm – On this weeks edition of The Lunchtime Rush Declan will be sitting down for a lovely chat with former presenter¬†Stephen Allan¬†all about the lovely charity work he’s doing for¬†The Bradley Lowery Foundation.

1pm – 2pm –¬†¬†The Art of the Matter is back and Claudia will¬† be discussing the famous Ghent Altarpiece with local art historian, Thomas Bromwell, before discussing the events at nearby Beverley Art Gallery with curator Helena Cox and then talking to Jeff from The Art of Protest Gallery in York, its founding and message.

2pm – 3pm –¬†This hour is going to be a bit of Pic’n’Mix from our archives! Tune in.

3pm-4pm –¬† ¬†This week on What Rock? We couldn’t think of a theme… So Sam and Alex will be playing rock songs that they feel like playing, for the laziest What Rock? So far!

4pm -5pm –¬†This is going to be a little bit of Pic’n’Mix from our Archives! Tune in!

5pm – 6pm –¬†That Guy Called SI¬†and¬†HMGW¬†‘s Mark present the first ever episode of Radio Open Mic! They will be playing a mix of their own favorite tracks aswell as talking to their live guest¬†Thomowho will also be performing live music throughout the show.

6pm – 7pm –¬†¬†Bob Horton brings the Weirdness.¬†This month on the Weirdness, we are not alone. We have no idea if aliens actually exist, but for the purposes of this show, they do

7pm-8pm –¬†¬†¬†Tune in to¬†Breaking York – ¬†So Breaking York on Monday 25th sees us break new ground. As well as some more from Colin Cutler and another track from Lucy Starr, our guest in two weeks time, we also have a new track from local band The Recievers – we’ll be playing the newly released single – ‘Saturday’ and letting you know about their gig dates, and other fun stuff – have a new track from Nathan Jessop – on so ‘n’ so music another track from Quiet Eyes, not played before . Listen out for it and the competition to win tickets to see them playing at Staxtonbury Music Festival on 4th July. More from Kid Conventional aka Jack Weston an unusual track from Ihrsan called Scoobydoo and hopefully a bit from a Blueskies track out on spotify etc courtesy of a remix with Paulie – he’s remixed Rescue (me) you’ll be able to find it on all the usual platforms as of now, enjoy.

Why don’t you message us by email Tweet to #Breakingyork or text 07967518287 and tell which festivals ( outside the biggies) you fancy this year.

8pm – 9pm –This is going to be a little bit of Pic’n’Mix from our Archives! Tune in!

9pm-10pm –¬†Tune in to Baguette et Croissant with Maxime!
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: or click HERE.
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! ūüôā
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line:

Review: Vanity & Vision

On Saturday 16th March, guests at ‚ÄúVanity & Vision‚ÄĚ witnessed a glamorous tale of rivalry, Peter Schaffer‚Äôs masterful film of 1984, Amadeus, based on his play of the same name. Not only did the masterpiece itself delight viewers, but all in attendance were also treated to an evening that oozed the eighteenth century.

Hosted at the magnificent York Mansion House ‚Äď home to the Lord Mayors of York ‚Äď the event was a collaboration between CinemArts Ltd., whose Creative Director is John Beecroft, and the York Literature Festival. Guests arrived for 19:00 to be greeted with a drink and the opportunity to explore the splendid eighteenth-century abode before taking their seats at tables in the State Room to enjoy light music by composers of the Georgian era.

John Beecroft of CinemArts Ltd. gave a short introduction before Amadeus began on the large screen, a fictionalised biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a film widely considered to be one of the best of all time. The screening was also punctuated with intermissions, the first of which consisted in a fabulous performance from guest Soprano, Janette Davies, of a repertoire of typical eighteenth-century drawing room music. Delectable platters of Baroque-inspired food were served to guests by York-based food, drink, and event specialists, Blakefields, who also provided the fine array of drinks all evening with a bar at the back of the hall. All in all, ‚ÄúVanity & Vision‚ÄĚ was an doubly alliterative eighteenth-century extravaganza!

To learn more about CinemArts and their forthcoming immersive cinema experiences, please follow on social media!

CinemArts on Facebook

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Words by Claudia L. Wardle  (presenter of The Art of the Matter)

Header image courtesy of CinemArts Ltd

Photo image: Claudia L. Wardle

Two Rivers Radio Schedule – 18/03/19

Tune into Two Rivers Radio today from midday.

Your local #communityradio station bringing you the best in music, talk and more!

Midday Р2pm РThe Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip.
On this weeks edition of the lunchtime rush Declan will be talking all about the little things in life and how they make life worth living

2pm Р3pm РOn Black York  Fasil Demsash will be interviewing one of the outstanding Black Gospel vocalist Libby Redman on her works, inspirations and challenges working on Black Gospel. Traditional African Jazz songs will entertain us though the show!

3pm – 4pm – LGBT Mastermind!

4pm – 5pm –¬†In this week’s Yor Living Well Show, Juliet reflects on the York Family Wellbeing Day and the importance of ensuring we have strategies in place to look after ourselves and our children. She will round up the post event news and consider where should wellbeing be playing a bigger part in our communities. Plus great music from the 80s and 90s.

5pm Р6pm РThe legendary connoisseur is back with a heavy special stash consisting of : great chat, abstract gags, ancient stories, rare tracks of red hot steaming wax like : The Slits, Patti Smith, BTO, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 5 horse Johnson, Joy Division, Thin Lizzy, Big Star, Buckwheat Zydico, Nazareth, Bowie, The Stranglers, Gun Club, The Ventures , PIL, Green day and Iggy Pop to name but a few of the sensational vibes i am gonna be spinning into your ear holes,, Tune in and become like us, Trans-formative !!

6pm – 7pm – This hour is going to be a bit of Pic’n’Mix and we will play something from the depths of our Archives! But in the future it could be YOUR show – get in touch –

7pm – 8pm – Christian¬†will be looking at hip hop pion√®ers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five on tonight’s Music History 101 . Join him for a deep dive into the origins of the world’s most successful genre of music.

8pm-9pm – Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show will be focusing on the important decision from the City of York Council on Thursday 21st when Councillors will debate a Green Party motion that the City should declare a Climate Emergency. Guests will be Councillor Denise Craghill and Sam Biram, a candidate standing in Micklegate Ward. John and his Green colleagues are all pushing for a Climate Emergency; Denise as an elected representative, John as an Extinction Rebellion activist, and Sam as a person in his early 20s, inheriting the environmental mess the previous generations have caused. Expect lively conversation and some music.

9pm-8pm¬†“D.I.S.C.O”….The Late Mr Judge To You will be strutting its late night stuff around the clubs of old New York, in the earth time period circa late 20th Century, with some late night groove Disco classics on the jivetalkingtastic Two Rivers Radio!

Two Rivers Radio broadcasts every Monday from our pop-up studio at The corner pin. Tune in here:

Vanity & Vision

Enjoy a wonderful film and immerse yourself in the food, music and style of the day at Mansion House.

Join¬†CinemArts Ltd¬†in celebrating the life of one of history’s greatest composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

During the evening you will enjoy a Baroque inspired meal platter and a bar will be available throughout for purchase of a range of drinks.

Saturday 16th March @ 7pm Р£25

Review: No Frills – Sleaford Mods

I took a trip to Fibbers last week to see The Fall sound-a-likes The Sleaford Mods.

Prior to their arrival on stage we were treated to support act Liines (I can only assume the extra I is to make their name easier to Google). The band themselves are a 3 piece alternative, post-punk band from Manchester.

The easiest comparison to make in terms of their sound would be Gang of Four (repeated statements as lyrics and a bass which seems to be turned up to 11). The band consists of lead singer Zoe McVeigh (who looks like Justine Frischman from Elastica and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance had a love child), Tamsin Middleton on the aforementioned dirty bass and Leila O’Sullivan on drums.

I have to say, having never even heard of the band before, I was mightily impressed with their stage presence and their songs even if some of them are a little too derivative of 1980’s post punk for my liking. I would definitely recommend checking them out on whatever device you use to listen to your music.

Following the satisfying starter course of the support band, The Sleaford Mods came on for our main event of the evening. If you have never seen the band before, my only warning would be to not go in expecting all the sensory stimuli which normally comes when you see a successful band. There are no frills here; no light shows, no smoke machines, a very basic, unmoving background image on the screen behind. It is literally two men and a drum machine. The first thing to say about the band would be that Andrew Fearn has the easiest job in music from a live performance perspective. He stands there with his bottle of lager and presses play at the start of the song ‚Äď that‚Äôs it! This is not a criticism by the way as I think it actually adds to the bands don‚Äôt give a shit attitude that they seem to have towards anything that could be considered as extraneous. Vocalist James Williamson has good stage presence, particularly his extensive use of what can only be described as the T-Rex arm whilst gesticulating. Suprisingly, some of his mannerisms also cross into Morrissey territory. ¬†His ‚Äėsinging‚Äô style can best be described as a hybrid of spoken word/ shouting/ rapping. All in all, he keeps the crowds attention well throughout their set.

The bands set consisted of many songs of their new album ‚ÄėEton Alive‚Äô which is a good thing as I feel this is their strongest album to date due to the increased complexity of the backing music composed by Andrew Fearn, and the introduction of some much needed melody during choruses (something which I think really helps to differentiate between songs). The new songs were punctuated by old favourites such as ‚ÄėTCR‚Äô which seemed to have the most resonance with the live crowd.

Overall, I would definitely recommend seeing them live but I perhaps would have liked to see a bit more stage banter in between the songs to introduce the context due to the live setting the lyrics can sometimes get a bit lost in amongst all the other noise going on in the venue. This is important as the lyrics, telling the stories of everyday UK life, are the main selling point of the band.

Words by Christian Greenwood¬† (Presenter of Music History 101: the Story of…)

Image Credit: YelloMustang /

Two Rivers Radio Schedule – 11/03/2019

Good morning people of York!

Tune in from midday here.

Midday – 1pm –¬†¬†On this weeks edition of The Lunchtime Rush. Declan will be talking about old television shows and their iconic themes, which ones he loves, which ones he hates. and which shows are due for a comeback? As well as all the usual nonsense he does to get you motivated into the afternoon. Happy listening!

1-2pm РNew show this week! Each month Harrison will be investigating a different York institution; whether that be a place, person or organisation. In his debut show, Harrison takes a look at York City FC, what the Minster Men mean to their fans and thoughts on the move from Bootham Crescent after over century at the ground.

2-3pm –¬†LGBT Hour – this month our topic of conversation is Mental Health and Lisa’s special guest¬†Jake Furby¬†will be joining us in the studio. Also this month, we shall have our usual news snippets, a look ahead to forthcoming events and of course plenty of great LGBT related music.

Click here to tune in now.

3-4pm – What Rock?¬†This week on What Rock?¬†We celebrate International Women’s Day by looking at women in the industry!

4-5pm –¬†¬†That 80’s show – Join Lisa for another blast from the past, playing you nothing but 80’s hits from the decade, but what is the featured month? Lisa will be giving you some news from the month in question, but which month did all these top tunes hit the charts?

5-6pm – Ask York.

6-7pm – Rosey’s Time Capsule
Has it been a month already? How time flies! Which is the point of the show: thinking about time. We consider historical events from an anthropological and political perspective and we rock out to some decent tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Tune in to find out what events & songs catch Rosey’s attention.

Click here to tune in now.

7-8pm – Breaking York
Two weeks comes round quickly – we’ll have a track from¬†Lucy Starr¬†who will be our guest on 8th April also this week our out of town feature will have tracks from more than one act ( just for a change) we’ll also have some¬†Sam Forrest, Edwina Hayes, Van Der Neer and Jess¬†Jessica Penn, Kid Conventional plus anything else we can manage to squeeze in to the hour, We’ll update you about the IDAS charity gig and if we¬†have time offer a peek into future events with Blueskies. I can confirm that Jimbo Doomface, Quiet Eyes and¬†Sophie Norris¬†will all be playing Staxtonbury this summer.

Listen out for more about the gigs we’re planning as the weeks go by. Including how you can get Staxtonbury tickets.

8-9pm – Soul Funktion with your host Dave Johnson returns¬† with this month’s show dedicated to the music of ‘Acid Jazz’ a fusion of Jazz, Funk, Soul and Disco. A genre formed out of the London Club scene of the mid eighties . You will hear music from the likes of the Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Snowboy and Icognito .Tune in and enjoy some top tunes from a unique genre of music from a fantastic period in the club scene.

9-10pm – Beats ‘n Pieces
Another hour of epic beats and sexy syncopation from Jonah Hebron.#hiphop

Tune in and enjoy from midday ’til 10pm today. Please like, share and comment on our content.

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