This Friday’s 4LEGS Radio schedule looks like this:
We begin with great music including a tribute to the Pet Shop Boys. We’ll find out about Racing Welfare’s singing competition ‘The Furlong Factor’, and we’ve the latest update from Trindledown about their recent fund raising events. Also a volunteer from Trindledown tells us about a book he’s written on some of his experiences at the Centre. We’ve a conversation with an Eastbury resident about next week’s 75th VE day celebrations and there’s some news about The Great Shefford pub which has re-established it’s lockdown services. A Lambourn musician explains why he’s playing a Grand Piano in the garden and we pay tribute to an East Garston resident and pilot who sadly passed away over Easter. There’s also the weekly Pop Quiz, local news items, entertaining stories and of course a variety of great music. Enjoy!
7am – 9am The Pete Brady Breakfast Show
It’s Friday and Pete starts your day with two hours of music selected to set you up for the rest of the day. The featured artist this week – The Pet Shop Boys.
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9am – 12 noon The Yabber Yabber Show with Chris Capel
It’s another 3 hour entertaining Yabber Yabber show Chris talks to Gemma Waterhouse (below right) from Racing Welfare about the ‘Furlong Factor’ an event where a number of local and national people from the Racing industry battle it out over several heats to find out who has the best singing voice. He’ll also get the latest update from Ellie Humphpries (pic left)at the Trindledown Farm on their recent Facebook Live fund raising events and the Art Competition which closed on 30th April. With the the 75th anniversary of VE Day a week away he’ll talk to Eastbury resident Phil Wright (pic right) who’s initiated an afternoon of celebrations for the people in the village to take part in without compromising the social distancing measures. There’ll be another classic TV & Radio comedy clip, some useful guidance audios to help people and businesses through the Corona Virus lockdown and of course Chris’s brand of music.
12 noon – 12.45pm This Week with Penny
Penny talks to Julian Rota (pic left) who has been volunteering at Trindledown Animal Welfare Trust for four years. Julian is so impressed with their work that he has written a book called Animal Trust about his experiences. An antique book dealer by trade, this the first book Julian has written himself but you would never know. His passion and interest in animal welfare around the world is moving and at times very entertaining. Chris Packham has written a glowing forward for the book, proceeds from which are going to Trindledown which is struggling for funds at this difficult time.
After a month of being closed, Joshua Khan (pic right) announces the very welcome news that The Great Shefford pub is re-opening for take-away meals, beer and meat and fish packs. Local deliveries also offered
12.45pm – 1.30pm Knock Knock with Suzi Cairns
Suzi unearths a musical talent in the Lambourn Valley that has entertained Diana, Princess of Wales, George Clooney and its own Sir A. P. McCoy. Pianist Richard Sully (pic) is making great use of his time in lockdown, by streaming his craft daily from his own back garden. Not only is rural West Berkshire listening, but so is the rest of the world and what is more, he is taking requests.
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1.30pm – 2.30pm Pop Quizzical with Tim Stutt
Another hour of this very popular Pop Quiz from our Tim which includes the very tricky ‘connections’ round which is not easy to get on the first clue
2.30pm – 4.30pm Face2Face with Tim & Linda Forrester
On Face2Face this week, Pat Heslop introduces the full recording of last year’s interview with East Garston resident and pilot, Janet Alexander (pic), who sadly passed away on Easter Saturday.
In the rest of the programme, Tim and Linda play an excerpt from a local VE Day play. This has been written by Professor Andy Kempe as a feature for next Friday on the Greenham Common website. They play the second part of the Bing Crosby story and there is good news about some local takeaways.