Two Rivers Radio Schedule 03/12/18

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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.
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Ask York 5: Disability Rights

Ask York 5: Disability Rights is being recording on Saturday 17th November at the John Cooper Theatre on Monkgate.

The theme of the discussion will be Disability Rights in York – please come equipped with questions for our expert panel who will include leaders of local service providers, members of the artistic community and others with an excellent working knowledge of living with disability in our city.

The panelists will be:

Marije Davidson, York St John University Equality and Diversity Advisor (accompanied by her interpreter, Vicci)
Shaun Lavery, Once Seen Theatre Company
Len Collin, Director of the film Sanctuary
Doug Paulley, local disability rights activist
Karen Frogget, Chief Exec of York Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Chair – Emma Sayce

The recording of Ask York will be part of a wider programme of fantastic events organised by the Centre for Applied Human Rights. Please click here for more details:

Ask York is being recorded and will be broadcast on Two Rivers Radio on Monday 19th November between 4-5pm.

There will be a bar serving wine beer and spirits as well as soft drinks throughout the day. The bar is being operated by Two Rivers Radio so every drink you purchase will go towards supporting grass-roots, independent community media. Cheers!

Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration & Urban Renewal

The Ask York 4 Panel:

  • Pete Kilbane – Chair
  • Imelda Havers – Independent Regeneration Consultant
  • David Dunning – News Editor at Minster FM
  • Cllr. Ashley Mason – Lib Dem
  • Phil Pinder – York Retail Forum

Listen live here at 1pm and again at 5pm.  Click the red bell in the bottom-right of your screen to receive alerts every time Two Rivers Radio is live.

Ask York 4 focused on City Centre Regeneration and there were some fantastic questions and great debate form both the live studio audience and the panel.

Should there be a cross party city summit to tackle #York’s issues on #regeneration and behaviour?  Is there a lack of leadership in @CityofYork on this?

Discussion moves on pedestrianisation of #York – do you think having more #footstreets would be a good thing for the future of the city?

Would a tourist tax help the regeneration of #York asks @GSwinburn? @imeldahavers says as a resident she has no problem with #tourists but stag & hen parties are a strain on resources and we should focus on that.

Would a tourist tax make #York a pariah city or a leader? Views from the floor at #AskYork are largely in favour; lively debate now happening about stag and hen parties!

Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum and the other panelists agree that business rates are archaic and should be abolished. @imeldahavers says they are the bane of retailers’ lives.

What can we do with the large empty shops and could they house indoor markets? Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum is in favour; @daviddunninguk says demographics have changed; maybe city-centre shops have had their day & focus should be on food/drink/entertainment?

Future of the old BHS centre revealed!

Final question for #AskYork is about #recycling: questioner asks why #York doesn’t have segregated bins in the city centre – the state of #York is an embarrassment!

Great questions and informative answers. This is a not to be missed show for anybody that cares about the future of our city!

Details of the next Ask York to be revealed soon.  We’d love to see you in the live studio audience.  If you have any ideas or thees you would like us to cover please get in touch:

Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration is coming together

Ask York is back! …and again we will be tackling the biggest issues facing the City of York.

Recording to take place at 3pm on Saturday 22nd September at Spark: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

More TBC so please like and follow Two Rivers Radio and click ‘going‘ on this event for updates.

So, what better location could there be to discuss the regeneration of the city centre than the highly innovative, for some contentious, but without a doubt very successful venture; Spark:York.

Ask York. (Coming soon!)

What is Ask York?  Well – first ask yourself “What are the burning issues affecting York today?”

Ask York is a brand new show coming to Two Rivers Radio in 2018 that seeks to discuss this question by raising issues with an expert panel and maybe even come up with some answers – all while enjoying a drink and perhaps a bite to eat.

The very first edition will be recorded at Angel on the Green from 8pm on Wednesday 24th January.  Please join our live audience and bring a question for our panel!  There is seating for around 30 – so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

Pete Kilbane, indie businessman and community activist will be your host and our chair.

The panel will include:

Kate Pickett – Professor of Epidemiology, University Champion for Research on Justice and Equality, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health;
University of York (also co-author of The Spirit Level: Why more equal societies almost always do better

Paul Healey – Conservative councilor for 8 years up to 2015 and Deputy Group Leader. Small business owner.

Helen Graham – Helen has been working on the My Castle Gateway project and teaches Heritage Studies at the University of Leeds.

Jonny Crawshaw

The show will not be broadcast live, but will be recorded and broadcast the following Monday 29th at 2pm. You will be able to listen to the broadcast here: – and we will be archiving the show on this website, too.

The recording will begin at 8:30 and last for approximately 1 hour.

Each month, we will put together a panel of local politicians, journalists, campaigners, business-people, academics and experts in all manner of fields to be quizzed by a live audience.

This is your opportunity to ask questions of those in the City that are making and affecting the decisions we as a community all have to live with and to hear all sides of many contentious debates.

It would be great if those who wish to come and ask a question contact the show in advance so that we have an idea of numbers. If you could also indicate the topic that you wish to discuss (not necessarily the specific question) that would be very useful: email –

Although the recording begins at 8:30, you are welcome to arrive early. The Angel on the Green has a wonderful menu (available until 8pm) and a cosy bar serving an excellent range of hot and cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There will also be time after the recording for audience and panel members to mingle and further discuss the topics raised.

So whether you have a question about housing, business rates, students, alcohol licencing, local services, health, education, road maintenance, recycling, benefits, green economy, use of public space, development of brownfield sites, universal credit, redevelopment, creating a Yorkshire Assembly, employment, Coney Street, making better use of the river, tourism, cultural diversity, equality or anything else — please get in touch.

Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit oganisation run exclusively by volunteers. If you like what we’re doing and would like to show your support further than attending the event, or maybe you’d like to get involved – please ‘like’ our page, comment on posts, invite your friends and find us on Twitter/Instagram @TwoRiversRadio

We hope to see a great turn-out at our inaugural Ask York.


The Two Rivers team