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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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On Saturday 16th March, guests at “Vanity & Vision” witnessed a glamorous tale of rivalry, Peter Schaffer’s 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 – home to the Lord Mayors of York – 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, “Vanity & Vision” was an doubly alliterative eighteenth-century extravaganza!
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Good morning people of York!
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 – New 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.
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.
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.
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Midday – 2pm – The Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip
2pm – 3pm – Fasil Demsash presents Black York
3pm – 4pm – Beats ‘n Pieces (repeat of last week’s show)
4pm – 5pm – Yor Living Well with Juliet Powell
5pm – 6pm – The Connoisseur’s Stash with Will Son Tomm. The very best in rock ‘n roll – the music and the lesser-told stories.
6pm – 7pm – Graham Blueskies hosts a special edition of the Blueskies Roadshow with a very special guest
7pm – 8pm – Music History 101: the Story of Grandmaster Flash. Christian Simon charts the ups and downs of another legend!
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!
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12pm-1pm – On this week’s edition of The Lunchtime Rush, we have surprise guest presenter: Mr. Graham Blueskies stepping in! Get ready for some great tunes! Best wishes to Declan – Get better soon!
1pm – 2pm – Our honourable Yorkie away from York Genevieve is back! What might the world be like without music? Can music be…dangerous?! What do Mozart, raindrops, birdcalls and folk music all have in common? Discover the answers to all this when you tune in to Two Rivers Radio & take a listen to “The Importance of Sound: an Introduction” on Crossing Borders—the series that brings you traditional (and modern-day) folklore, music & dances from around the world!
2pm – 3pm – Black York with Fasil Demsash this week will be focusing on Hidden Voices of BAME Groups in York. Tune in!
3pm-4pm – Breaking York with Graham Blueskies this week presents a whole bunch of new tracks – A new song sung by Jessica Penn, more from The Jon Palmer Band, with a song that features Rachel Goodwin – Another track from Gary Middleton’s album Rolling On plus a whole lot more, including Ten Millennia – These and the Other Guy ( Now Slack Habits) –
Don’t forget to buy tickets to our November gigs https://bit.ly/2J1lp8j
Breaking York’s first mini tour featuring three local artists Evie Barrand – Quiet Eyes and Ten-79 -full details can be found at
Tweet the show #breakingyork and get your tickets at just £4 txts to 07967518287
4pm-5pm – On Information Takeaway Show with Juliet Powell this week, we discuss the Rise of Veganism and Free From diets – from fringe to mainstream – why are more people embracing this lifestyle?
Looking forward to chatting to our regular food contributor Claire Davies and Nutrition student Laura Naylor about this topical subject.
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 weeks HMGW Show will be a replay due to unforseen circumstances. We will be revisiting the show from the 30/04/18 which features the brilliant York based band Van Der Neer and British Professional Wrestlers Boris Koslov, Dom Black and Myles Kayman. If you want to see any of these talented individuals you’re in luck as Van Der Neer will be performing at Lendal Cellars on the 29th of November.(https://www.facebook.com/events/309565559648462/?ti=as)Boris Koslov and Dom Black will be part of the upcoming True Grit show on the 17th of November. (https://www.facebook.com/events/452109021897174/?ti=as)
9pm-10pm – To close the day we have some soothing sounds for the Soul with Paul Coull’s Soul Hour!
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12pm-2pm – On this week’s edition of The Lunchtime Rush, Declan will be talking about Halloween, ghosts, half term and nostalgia!
2pm – 3pm – Black York with Fasil Demsash focusing on Black History Month-Open discussion & Music.
3pm-4pm – Breaking York with Graham Blueskies presents lyrics and tunes written played and sung by the people who wrote them. A show case for all genres for fully original work, information about the tracks recordings, where to get them from and go to see the artists’ live performances! Of note this week we songs from Gary Middleton and Mark Rowen– and a special mention to Breaking York’s first mini tour featuring three local artists Evie Barrand, Quiet Eyes and Ten-79
4pm-5pm – On this weeks Yor Living Well Show, Juliet is in conversation with Aron Murray. We will chatting about the issues with men talking openly about their mental health and focusing on Aron’s story to improved mental health and what supported him on his journey. Plus great music including the Manic Street Preachers!
5pm-6pm – New Show this week! Tom Wilson with The Connoisseur’s Stash will be introducing himself on Two Rivers Radio . Playing some incredible funk, rock, blues, punk and generally stunning vibes. We are looking forward to the straight talkin Salford lad throwing down his gauntlet to York
6pm – 7pm – This week on The Totally Serious (!) Metal Show , our hero tries to explain the tenuous link between goth and metal, going back in time to an age of long black coats and enormous boots, because as always, heavy metal is a serious business.
7pm-8pm – Music History 101 is back and this time Christian Greenwood is looking after the Damned.
8pm – 9pm – This month on Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show, John is joined by Bev and Angie from The Ambulance Wish Foundation – York. Who support non-mobile, terminally ill/elderly people make memories and transport them to their wish in comfort, with medical support in their Ambulances.
9pm-10pm – Soul Hour with Paul Coull is back with great choices of soothing tunes to end the night!
Two Rivers Radio will be providing the most spooktacular tunes tonight. Come down to the Corner Pin for The Graveyard Shift from 7pm – stone cold classic dance and rock anthems to wake the dead!
Games with prizes and prizes for the best dressed.