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Special Shows and Guest Presenters for Christmas & New Year on SNR

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There’s a line up of seasonal editions of some of our regular shows over Christmas and New Year, with our own South Norfolk Radio volunteers joined by some guest presenters during the holidays too, and, of course, SNR will be joining radio stations across the nation at 3.00pm on Christmas Day to bring you the Christmas Message from His Majesty King Charles III.


Amongst our special guest presenters, Peter Kirkpatrick, a stalwart of community radio in Great Yarmouth, brings us two Christmas editions of his regular show ’50 Years of Pop’ (12.00 Midday Saturday 23rd December and 11.00am on Christmas Day) and then over New Year, another hugely experienced DJ and radio presenter, Mark Stafford, returns to South Norfolk Radio to present the 27th annual edition of his ‘Rock & Roll Heaven’ programme, looking back at the music of artists that we’ve unfortunately lost through the course of the last year (6.00pm on Saturday 30th December and repeated at 8.00pm on New Years Day). Irish presenter Déaglán O’Callaghan who, as well as broadcasting regularly at home, spent a number of years behind the microphone working in Australia too, brings us his eclectic and relaxing mix of seasonal favourites in ‘Christmas Cocktails’, easing us in to Christmas morning (Christmas Day 7.00am)

Music from December charts across the decades features in ‘JP’s Golden Years’ (Saturday 23rd December 4.00pm), we join Peter Ireland for Christmas in ‘The Retro Room’ (Christmas Eve starting at 6.00pm) and DJ Mike has a Christmas-themed ‘Dance Time in Texas’ (Christmas Eve at 9.00pm).

In addition, Simon Harding brings us two special editions of his regular show with ‘The Eurovision All Stars Countdown’. Listeners and online followers have been voting over the last few weeks for their all-time top Eurovision entry, and Simon has compiled his annual Top 30 from these votes to create this year’s two-part ‘Eurovision All Stars Countdown’ (Part One on Friday 22nd December 10.00pm;  with Part Two on  Friday 29th December 10.00pm).

There are also special seasonal editions of Perter Fairhead’s two regular programmes – ‘Classic Gold & Guilty Pleasures’ (Christmas Eve at 6.00am) and ‘The Country Show’ (Christmas Day, an hour later than normal, starting at 7.00pm).

 


On the ‘home front’, David Mann will present the ‘Sounds Easy Christmas Collection’ on Christmas Eve (9.00am and repeated at 11.00pm, with a further repeat at 5.00pm on Boxing Day) and on Christmas Day itself, David invites you to South Norfolk Radio’s sixth annual local edition of perennial radio favourite ‘Junior Choice’ (Christmas Day 9.00am). We will relay the ‘King’s Christmas Message‘ at 3.00pm on Christmas Day and then, at teatime,  our youngest broadcaster, Jimi Wei Tang,  presents an extended live edition of his ‘1960s Show’ (5.00pm Christmas Day).

South Norfolk Radio’s David Bligh presents a special Christmas edition of his regular show ‘Back in the Day’, focussing as always on the music and culture of the 1970s (Friday December 22nd at 8.00pm), Hannah’s ‘Lust for Life – Winter Nights’ series continues with relaxing music, plus tips and advice on coping with the stresses and strains of the season (New Years Eve at 8.00pm) and of course some seasonal favourites will appear in the South Norfolk Radio Music Mix too. You can find all the details on the schedule tab on this website.

We hope that the wide range of music that we play on South Norfolk Radio will bring you some ‘comfort and joy’ through this holiday season and all the volunteers at South Norfolk Radio join in wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

 

Written by: David Mann

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