Good morning! Two Rivers Radio will be #liveandloud today from midday.
Declan kicks things off with The Lunchtime Rush – top 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!!
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.
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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 – LGBT 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.
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 invités très spéciaux.
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’ll 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.
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Spoiler Alert! If you are planning on listening to the LGBT Mastermind quiz at 5pm this afternoon and don’t want to know who won – stop reading now.
Listen live at 5pm by clicking here! HERE
There has been a wide programme of events this February in York to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history organised by York LGBT History Month, and on Thursday night last week it was marked by LGBT Mastermind. Hosted at the Corner Pin on Tanner Row, the event was based on the television programme ‘Mastermind’ and saw six contenders competing to answer the most LGBT-related general knowledge questions within two minutes. With Lisa Kelly asking the questions and Jake keeping time and score, the contenders responded to a wide range of cultural and socio-political questions, the answers to which were often rather surprising and indeed fascinating.
The event began with an exceedingly keen group of contenders and supporters singing, until everyone curbed their enthusiasm to make way for the event. The first contender, last year’s champion Annis, was up! The whole thing had to be restarted as the mood lighting – albeit magical and romantic – was slightly too dim. With this issue rectified, it was all go. Questions were asked and answered relating to all manner of things (I personally learned a lot!), such as the Stonewall Campaign, Sir Ian McKellen’s knighthood, statues of Alan Turing, York Pride, Sappho… The list goes on. There were two rounds with an interval of notable camaraderie and conviviality! Annis, CJ (who guessed LGSM to stand for Lesbian and Gay SadoMasochists), Dale, Ian, Martin, and Rebecca all had the chance of a further two minutes in the second round to cash in some more points. At the reckoning, it turned out that Annis had been knocked from the champion spot and been usurped by Ian, who emerged as victor with 15 points.
Overall, the event proved to be an immense success, with much laughter and celebration as well as discussion of serious matters concerning LGBT history which the event aimed to address. I had some very illuminating conversation with participants and supporters alike both in the interval and after the event when the group remained for a while for a jovial chat. Congratulations to Ian, the LGBT Mastermind 2019 champion!
Picture & words credit: Claudia L. Wardle
Ready for you From 12pm till 11pm. Tune in!
12pm – 1pm – On the Lunchtime Rush Declan will be joined by special guest and comedian, Jake Donaldson as he tours his first solo show, “Jake Donaldson: Help! I’m Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!”. Also a sneaky peek into York’s poetry events!
Tune in for laughs, poetry and info on how to acquire tickets for Jake’s show at The Basement – Live Music & Comedy Venue.
1pm – 2pm – This month on An Alright Show, with the upcoming release of Steel City rockers Bring Me The Horizon’s new album “Amo”, Kieran will be looking at some of the great bands that have come out of Yorkshire!
2pm – 3pm – We have our usual mix of great music all with an LGBT link to them and the topic of the day is LGBT History Month with Lisa’s special guest Jake Furby (Jake is BACK, Jake is Back…). This is the LGBT Hour!
3pm-4pm – This week on What Rock? Tune in at 3 for Alex Fisher and Sam Booth, looking back on their personal music highlights from 2018. Tune into find out “What Rocked?”
4pm-5pm – The 1980’s are back with Lisa Kelly behind the wheel! Lots of hits all from the 1980’s but what month were all these top 10’s in the charts?
5pm – 6pm – Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration & Urban Renewal
- 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
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.
What can we do with the large empty shops and could they house indoor markets? Phil Pinder of @ is in favour; @ 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!
Great questions and informative answers. This is a not to be missed show for anybody that cares about the future of our city!
6pm – 7pm – Information Takeaway: Juliet’s first show of 2019 was so good that we want to play it again – in case anyone missed it! This episode tackles the issues around home and school education – are there valid reasons for taking your child out of school? Can schools support home schooling more proactively to blend home and school education? Do we need a shake up in our education system and different ways of thinking in the modern age? We are joined by Izzy Renkin-Holliway who is training to be a teacher and was home-schooled herself and get the point of view of parents plus our usual great music!
7pm-8pm – This week Breaking York takes on a new time and a new shape. We’ll have our usual mix of original music from local bands/artists around Yorkshire with information about where these great recordings happened, plus a couple of new twists. In the first show of 2019 we’ll be playing a song from Colin Cutler – and we’ll be featuring Colin’s work for two shows before having a live special in the studio and chatting about his songs and where people can hear him play etc. For other twists and turns you’ll have to tune in.
8pm-9pm – Soul Funktion returns in a new slot for the first show of the New Year. With Dave Johnson having just returned from his annual pilgrimage at the ‘Luxury Soul Weekend’ in Blackpool he will be paying homage to the event playing a collection of modern soul music from 2000 up to the present day. Therefore sit back and enjoy some classic modern soul gems
9pm-10pm – Beats’n’Pieces with Jonah Hebron. This week it’s the best of British, north to south, grime to boombap – think Dirty Dike, think slowthai, think Little Simz
10pm – 11pm – “Always Something There To Remind Me… The Look of Burt Bacharach!!”… One (way, way too short) hour dedicated to The MORpoptastic King of MORpop on The Late Mr Judge To You!
Happy new year York!
Our very first 2019 broadcast! Hope you had fantastic Christmas and fabulous new year!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio from 12pm till 10pm.
12pm – 1pm – The Lunchtime Rush is back! Declan is back and we couldn’t be more delighted! Declan will be talking all about new years resolutions, and some very exciting poetry and cultural events that are happening in the month. We have Mystic Tibet on the 8th Jan, 10th Jan
Sad Poets’ Doorstep Club: Mental Health Poetry Circle, and at the end of the month Dream Big Themed Open Mic. Happy listening!
1pm – 2pm – Pirates. Murder. Virginity. Vengeance. Feminism. Folklore. An interview with folk trio Lady Maisery (separately known as Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans & Hazel Askew—three of Genevieve’s personal folk heroes). What more could you want in an episode?!
Tune in to hear songs about strong women in folklore, discuss what feminism looks like in traditional (and contemporary) folk music & hear thoughts on these subjects & more from three of the leading folk musicians in England. This episode is not to be missed!
Tune in to Crossing Borders!
2pm – 3pm – Black York with Fasil Demsash!
3pm-4pm – Breaking York with Graham Blueskies this week presents a whole bunch of exciting racks – Tune in to listen to the best local musicians!
4pm-5pm – This week on the Information Takeaway: Juliet’s first show of 2019 tackles the issues around home and school education – are there valid reasons for taking your child out of school? Can schools support home schooling more proactively to blend home and school education? Do we need a shake up in our education system and different ways of thinking in the modern age? We are joined by Izzy Renkin-Holliway who is training to be a teacher and was home-schooled herself and get the point of view of parents plus our usual great music!
5pm – 7pm – Two hours of best Reggae selection with the mighty and finest Catch a Fire duo: York Man and Daddy Harper!
7pm – 9pm – The HMGW Show power slams it’s way into 2019 with a mix of indie and mainstream music and live interviews with professional indie wrestlers.
Professional Wrestler Wing Commander Nash will be flying into the studio to discuss his upcoming True Grit Wrestling show appearance in York at Fibbers on the 19th January. We hope to have some more wrestling guests to, so keep your eyes on the HMGW page for any announcements. Also featuring, local spoken words Anxious Anarchist Poetry poet Tom Rudd
9pm-10pm – Soothing sounds for the Soul with Paul Coull’s Soul Hour to finish off the day!
Ready for you From Midday till 10pm. Tune in!
12pm – 1pm – Starting the day with Breaking York Special with Graham Blueskies . Tadcaster based singer/songwriter Bryony Drake is coming to the Two Rivers Radio broadcast lounge to play tracks from her new as yet unreleased EP plus a few extras.
Bryony’s vocal style is unique – which is difficult to achieve when there are so many great vocalists out there. Her penchant for wrapping the emotional conundrum inside a dystopian enigma leaves your ears burning with a mixture of why me and a desire to stop the world and fix it.
You’ll fall in love with the characters in her songs as they wrench at your heart strings and stir your compassion for an artist whose talent is under appreciated – still unsigned Bryony is a vocal ruby surrounded by lyrical diamonds set in 18 carat gold.
1pm – 2pm – On An Alright Show this month to round up 2018, Kieran will be looking at possible contenders for “Album Of The Year 2018”
2pm – 3pm – LGBT Hour with Lisa Kelly 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 favorites are some rather less well known but great Christmas songs to get you right into the festive spirit and ready for Santa. Can you guess the #LGBT link to all the songs?
3pm-4pm – Yorkshire! This week (and hopefully without city-wide power cuts!) 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 favorite band! Tune in to What Rock?
4pm-5pm – Beats’n’Pieces with Jonah Hebron. Plenty of the 90s, plenty of New York, plenty of beats. Tune in and drop out.
5pm – 6pm – Songs & Stories for a Winter’s Night: Do you ‘welcome the nights that double delights?’ Or doth ‘Winter waken all thy cares?’ Why does Santa ride in a sled driven by reindeer? Do you prefer Medieval carols or caroles? And what on earth is a Christmas goat?!! Winter is one of Genevieve’s favorite times of year, and the best time to gather together with those we hold dear, to listen to stories & share in music! So gather together & let us make merry as we take a look at a few ways & whys of traditional winter celebrations around the world & Genevieve will share a few of her favorite stories with you to help ‘Drive The Cold Winter Away.’
Tune in to Crossing Borders!
6pm – 8pm – Bob Horton has thus far spent the Weirdness attempting to answer some of life’s biggest questions. This time, he’s going to ask them. To his guests. They won’t enjoy this, but they might win prizes.
7pm-8pm – In an edition out of time, our hero is joined on his endless quest by a worthy ally as they attempt to revive an ancient art. There will be blood, there will be thunder, there will be idolatry…This is The totally Serious (!) Metal Show
8pm – 9pm – Baguette et Crroisant with Maxime! Second session about Chinese Man Record. We’re going to discover some other artists of this label!
9pm – 10pm – “TFI Not Christmas… Yet!!”…. An hour of under celebrated Christmas Records on The Late Mr Judge To You… In his last radio hour of 2018!!
Tune in to a very special edition of Yor Living Well this evening with guest presenter Leah Bennett in the hot-seat.
Juliet Powell, will be around and we’re sure you will hear from here throughout the evening. You will also hear some fantastic music along with insightful interviews on health and well being with:
Podfit Personal Training and Nutrition
Hypnotherapy by David Sear
Stonegate Medical Clinic
Northern College of Acupuncture
Flower Power York
Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace
A Global Community of Wellness Philippines
& there will be guest speakers, Anna Knowles and Rachael Maskell MPthroughout the evening.
Tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream
We will be live from 6pm ’til 9pm – get locked in and feel good!!
Nearly time for another All That Brass! Coming up on the tonight Kate Lock will be joined by semi-regular co-presenter Mike Pratt of the Shepherd Group brass bands (below left) and Martyn Williams, longstanding player with York RI Band (right). They’ve got some great concerts to tell you about and some great brass music to play for you! Tune in here between 8.00-9.00pm