LGBT Hour returns with a festive cracker, a Christmas special that is music orientated and each song having an LGBT link. Mixed in with some all time top festive favourites are some rather less well known but great Christmas songs to get you right into the festive spirit and ready for Santa.
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: 1pm till 10pm.
1pm – 2pm – Tune in to listen to Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.
Ask York panel comes together during the York Human Rights City event organised by Centre for Applied Human Rights.
2pm – 3pm – The FanFiction Show Ep 4: Host Becca Miles, and panel Elly Brine and Emily Drew consider FanFic and copyright; authors who hate FF (George “Winter is Coming” Martin, Anne Rice) and those who love or don’t mind FF (Neil Gaiman, Cressida “Train Your Dragon” Cowell). A short run series available only on Two Rivers Radio!
3pm-4pm – Yorkshire! This week Sam and Alex are keeping it local with a focus on rock bands of all types from Yorkshire, hopefully in an effort to tune you into your new local favourite band! Tune in to What Rock?
4pm-5pm – Monday Memories. Jayne Phoenix takes you back in time, with music, news stories and more. Can you guess the year? Tweet your answer to @tworiversradio using the hashtag #MoMe there’s a prize for someone who can guess the year correctly.
5pm-6pm – This month on the YSJ Hour, Brett will be making his debut with the show as a presenter. We will be hearing from GoalBall experts looking at the importance of inclusive sports on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We will also be hearing about the Christmas market and all the christmasy things we love to talk about. Finally we will be discussing the news of the day!
6pm – 7pm – “Bob and friends are alive again, and what better way to make the best of being alive than by going on an adventure? This month, the Weirdness is about VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY! What will we discover, aside from Bob’s dark past? Can we not discover that, please? The only way to find out is to strap on your trusty boots and join us!” Tune in to Bob brings the Weirdness
7pm-8pm – With this being the last Soul Funktion show before Chtristmas Dave Johnson will not only be playing his usual eclectic mix of Jazz Funk and Soul from the last four decades but will also be including some festive ‘tunes’ from the likes of Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire. So put your feet up, treat yourselves to a cheeky mince pie and enjoy an hour of top class music.
8pm – 9pm – Tune in to listen to Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.
Ask York panel comes together during the York Human Rights City event organised by Centre for Applied Human Rights.
9pm-10pm – To finish the day we will have some exclusive choices of French music from Maxime Maigret. Tune in for Bagguete et Croissant! This week we will focus on independent label “Chinese Man Record” and explore different bands of this label.
Exciting new platform for originals performers in York
Blueskies is at it again!
It’s tough to get an audience, get heard and get your music out there, let alone be ‘noticed’, well here’s a novel attempt. Blueskies has set up three gigs, on three consecutive nights with the SAME bands! Sounds bonkers?
We asked Graham Blueskies why? Surely no one is going to buy tickets to three consecutive nights to hear the same music?
He responded with.
‘I’ve seen people go to a covers festival for three days and listen to a dozen versions of their ‘favourite’ songs, but no, you’re right, and that is not my thinking. I’d say who travels? No one needs to walk more than 100 meters in York to find great music, so I decided I’d take the music to them. I’ve selected locations that are not too close together and the purpose is to put the bands in front of different audiences – not the same one.
Remember November – 15th – 17th the gigs are 15th Victoria Vaults – 16th Acomb W.M.C. and 17th Clarence Club C.I.U.
Another innovation is that the members of the bands playing get 50% of the £7 ticket price. Blueskies has long been a believer in empowerment and encouragement. Money is important, but that inspires few, creativity and being a part of it inspires all.
Full details on each gig can be found on the Facebook event pages
Tickets are available from all the bands playing.
Evie Barrand –
Quiet Eyes – Sam Kelly – Nathan Morrit – Ryan Bridges – Edward Dutton
Ten-79 – Gary Luckhurst – Martin Fitzgerald – Wally Youngman – Matt Stanhope
Hello Hello Hello!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: Midday till 11pm.
12pm-1pm – First up, Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip! Will be talking about the new Doctor Who, and foods that Declan would like to try the most! We will also be discussing the next Poetry Open Mic, coming up on the 12th October at True Story cafe, on the Columbus Day and suitably named The Americans!
1pm – 2pm – We have a special guest Genevieve of We Who Move, who is going to live present an early episode of her podcast Crossing Boarders:
In this episode, “Riddles, Rogues & Fair Young Maids,” we will be exploring the lineage & related songs of both Child Ballad 1 – ‘Riddles Wisely Expounded” & it’s more famous cousin, “Scarborough Fair.” Considering the sweet seaside town of Scarborough is only a short bus ride away from here & York is home to the renown Black Swan Folk Club, she could not think of a better time nor place!
2pm – 3pm – It’ is going to be a little Pic’n’Mix! If you’d like to join us, sailing on the Two Rivers Net Waves and present your own show or just want to get involved with your local community radio – get in touch!
3pm-4pm – What Rock? with Sam Booth and Alex Fisher will be exploring the Hipster Rock: all the best bands you’ve never heard of and hopefully one or two you have. Jordaan Mason, Neutral Milk hotel and more!
4pm-5pm – Brand new on Two Rivers Radio: Monday Memories
Jayne will be taking a trip down memory lane, looking at what was happening locally and playing music from her chosen year.
Jayne invites listeners to guess the year and to tweet their answers to @tworiversradio using the hashtag #MM in the last 10 minutes of the show Jayne will reveal the year and there’ll be a reward, for one listener with the correct answer.
5pm – 6pm – Welcome to the YSJ Hour where our team; Adam, Brett and Elisha will you keep you up to date with all the current affairs in York. In this hour we aim to inform and entertain you whilst discussing and debating the biggest topics that are happening in York throughout the month. The program will be filled with different voices whether that be a general member of the public or a specific figurehead in one of the subjects that we are discussing. There will also be live elements in which our guest will come to the studio to lead a debate on a relative topic, with all this and more you won’t want to miss the YSJ Hour.
6pm – 7pm – Last month, on Bob Horton Brings The Weirdness: Bob Horton and and all of the members of his production team were killed in the apocalypse, triggered by them accidentally summoning the Elder God Hastur. This month, they are broadcasting live from the afterlife, where they have met some new friends.
7pm – 8pm – David Johnson joins TRR team with first ever Soul Funktion. A mixture of jazz, funk and soul across three decades..a gentle introduction into Dave’s musical tastes!
8pm-9pm – Kate Lock will be taking up the thorny subject of York’s recycling in Monday’s Glass Half Full . Why is carefully sorted recycling being mixed up on collection – and is the council losing residents’ trust over the practice? On the day the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C comes out, Kate be discussing climate change – and how we can talk about it more openly and effectively – with Ned Hoste of One Planet York and a concerned parent who wants a safer world for his young son. We will also be going into the woods with Katie Rees, who makes her living bringing people back to nature – and back to themselves – with a spot of forest living.
9pm – 10pm – We will replay one of the episodes of the Fan fiction Show!
10pm – 11pm – And to close this great day of music and interesting stories: Maxime Maigret is back with Baguette et Croissant and this time we’ll go into a French rap sub category. The focused artist will be the young Norman “Orelsan”.
Good Morning York!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: Midday till 10pm.
12pm-2pm – First up, Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip! In this week’s edition of the lunchtime rush, Declan will be talking about the highlights of Spreadfest (In the City Festival) , York Mediale, the Big City read, and the exciting new series of Doctor Who!
2pm – 3pm – We will replay one of meaningful episodes of Black York with Fasil Demsash
3pm – 4pm – Breaking York with Graham Blueskies will be featuring the best and most talented local musicians’ tracks!
4pm-5pm – Juliet is chatting to Sally Duffin on Yor Living Well this week. Widely respected York nutritional therapist Sally is popping in to chat about the link between mental health, the gut and our nutrition. Plus our usual great mix of music.
5pm-6pm – Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show with John Cossham
John will be interviewing Robin from Extinction Rebellion about the depth of the crisis we have with climate change and suggest ways in which we can respond positively to the extinction event we’re orchestrating!
6pm – 7pm – New Show this Week! Ozz joins Two Rivers Radio with The Totally Serious(!) Metal show. Our hero fights goblins, unicorns, tyrants and lions, mostly for fun, because heavy metal is a serious business!
7pm – 8pm – Music History 101 with Christian Greenwood.
8pm – 9pm – This hour is going to be a Pic’n’Mix! If you’d like to join us on the internet waves of Two Rivers Radio and present your own show, get in touch: email@example.com
9-10pm – Paul Coull has a selection of best and favourite soul tracks prepared for you at the Soul Hour! Call it a #ThrowbackMonday
Good Morning York!
Another Monday filled to the brim with great music and fantastic content prepared for you by Two Rivers Radio Team, so tune in from midday till 10pm!
12pm-2pm – Declan Minskip presents two great hours of Lunchtime Rush! Great music and Declan will be talking about the gentle changeover into autumn!
2pm – 3pm – We will re-play a previous episode of the LGBT Hour with Lisa Kelly, who summarises the best of LGBT events from that month and talks about what’s coming up! (Remember, as this is a repeat future events may have already passed.)
3pm – 4pm – What Rock? is re-playing Pop-Punk episode in it’s fullness this week, going to cherry pick the gems of a genre with a lot of great bands and a lot of bad bands, talk about the genre as a whole as well as some recent news and their personal favourites.
4pm-6pm – This slot is going to be a bit of pleasant Pic’n’Mix! If you are interested in doing some radio work and maybe getting your own show on the internet waves get in touch!
6pm-7pm – It’s time for something Weird. Last month, Bob Horton and and all of the members of his production team were killed in the apocalypse, triggered by them accidentally summoning the Elder God Hastur. This month, they are broadcasting live from the afterlife, where they have met some new friends.
This is Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness!
7pm – 8pm – It’s The Fanfiction show! Becca Miles leads a discussion about what is – and isn’t – fanfiction. Can we create our own fan-created fiction based on real life people? Hosted by Becca Miles and featuring Elly Brine & Emily Drew.
8pm – 9pm – On Glass Half Full this month: Concerned about litter in York? And not just in our city but plastic pollution being washed out to sea? Eleanor and Ethan (pictured) are and they’ll be telling presenter Kate Lock why – and what they’re doing about it – in Monday’s show. We will also be hearing from Linda C Lark who is studying marine science – and cleaning up York Beach – and Kate will be joined by Deputy Leader of City of York Council, Cllr Andrew Waller, who has the Environment portfolio and Andrew Lowson, Executive Director of York BID.
9pm – 10pm – Maxime Maigret presents Baguette & Croissant, our insigth into the world of French music.
This session will be about the French reggae scene ! Obviously the focused band this time will be Dub Inc and I will go on the recent scene … as on the old one !
We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
Ask York is back! …and again we will be tackling the biggest issues facing the City of York.In this edition of the programme we will be talking about city centre regeneration, the death of the high-street, the rise of the indie, the changing face of the city centre in the wake of mass shop closures, residential development, tourism v resident needs and everything in between.
As ever we will present a panel of local decision-makers, influencers, academics and business people to field questions from a live studio audience.
So far confirmed we have:
Phil Pinder, Chair of the York Retail Forum
Cllr Ashley Mason (Lib Dem)
David Dunning, News Editor of Minster FM
Imelda Havers, Director of BlueFish Regeneration
Follow the link to find out more about the event:
Tune in from midday here: www.tworiversradio.stream for great sounds from:
Come down to Tower Gardens or tune in to enjoy some excellent live music – supporting SASH.
The York Well-being Day is a city wide day of pop up events focusing on helping people living and working in York to improve self care and create a better work/life balance.
To round the day off is the York Well-being Evening at the Hotel du Vin in York, a wide range of practitioners, therapists and wellness products will be available with check ups, mini treatments and advice.
Two Rivers Radio will be broadcasting live from the evening playing uplifting music and chatting to guests and exhibitors to find out what well-being means to them.
The Poetry Show S2.8 THE MOON and Stairwell Books Presents: William and Valerie. YES this time we mean it
The Poetry Show, Season Two Episode 8.
Monday’s show is about THE MOON, and features Kit Marshall and Becca Miles
Along with Roses being red, and violets blue, poets have written about Junes and Moons.
The moon is our own dear satellite and creates tides; influences the internal tides in a female body; and really does bring out the madness in some. Once, I took Em thru to A&E and there were people shouting at the wall, ranting, singing and so on. I looked at a nurse; she shrugged. I said helpfully “It’s a full moon, you know” and she visibly brightened and called to a colleague: “FULL MOON!” She smiled back and said “That explains it! It’s not normally like this, you know!”
From werewolves to witchcraft, a full moon has taken a lot of blame. I used to say “The moon’s always full at the East Gate” which was a small restaurant with a busy bar that I tended. I’ve got an ‘occasion poem’ I wrote for my sister, when her son Matt and his wife had their first child. If I get to it, I also have one about Alan’s old flat, abandoned to mice and moon.
After TPS, we have Stairwell Books Presents: William Thirsk-Gaskill and Valeri Gaskill.
Two weeks ago, SWB celebrated an excellent somewhat local launch for RETURN OF THE MANTRA, in Susie’s old stomping grounds of Holmfirth. William came along as a support reader, and after the books had sold and the cake been eaten, we sat down with William and Valerie to chat about short stories. William’s launch of SOMETHING I NEED TO TELL YOU will be at the beautiful, 250 year old Leeds Library on Weds July 11th. Join us!
Just want to add: Well done, Declan! SleepEasy, our themed open mic on Sleep, Insomnia, Dreams and all things in-between, was a smash success on Friday. Thanks also to Tom, Jeannette and their family of restauranteurs at True Story Café. Delicious food, fab ambience, and every seat filled. Dec and I will be back with another themed night in two months!
This is Two Rivers Radio – Your Community Radio. By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York!
2pm – 3pm Ask York is Two Rivers Radio’s monthly panel show looking at all of the key issues affecting the city. The format is simple: we put together a panel of local politicians, journalists, academics and thought leaders who field questions from a live studio audience.
3pm – 4pm What Rock!? this time will be doing an Indie rock show and talking about the genre itself, with additional music news and upcoming gigs in York and beyond!
4pm – 6pm – “House of Scouse and The Mehhrseybeats”… A handpicked walk and talk around the Liverpool of the early 1960’s brought personally to you by Mr. Judge To You
6pm – 7pm – Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness.
The Earth is Flat. Apparently. On this month’s Weirdness, we will be discussing the recent renaissance of Flat Earth theory, and the people who believe in it. There will also be possibly York’s first ever live radio Flat/Globe debate. This is not one to miss. Meanwhile in the York Zoo, the Killer Whales have been misbehaving…
7pm – 8pm – We will be re-playing and episode of Ask York
8pm – 9pm – In #GlassHalfFullYork , we’ll be featuring #CleanAirDay and meeting a new group in York helping to promote awareness of air pollution on public health. Presenter @KlockworksKate (aka Kate Lock) will be talking to York MP Rachael Maskell about sustainable transport in the city, and we meet Dr Gary Haq, environmental scientist from SEI-York and author of a new children’s book, #MyDadTheEarthWarrior. Plus we have Ned Hoste reviewing One Planet York Healthy City summit at the University of York! So much good stuff going on!
10pm – 11pm – Upside Your Mind will close the day with some blissful tunes. A trip from the basement to the tropics and back is waiting for you…