It’s Friday again and it’s another great set of shows on 4LEGS Radio. You can enjoy your breakfast with some great music, there’s chat with an author who knows quite a bit about Greyhound Racing and we’ll hear from a local songwriter and melodeon player. You’ll get the latest on the great racing taking place at Newbury on Saturday and there’s updates from some of our local sports teams. We’ve further interviews with 2 very interesting guests, the first is with one of 4LEGS very own who’s done so much with her life and the second is with a Professor who talks about the real problems with plastic and what can we do about it. Of course we’ll also give you that latest local news, local event information and an array of tunes. What’s not to like??
7am – 9am The Pete Brady Breakfast Show
The sun will rise just after 7.30pm this morning. By then we will have been swinging along with sounds chosen to get you started on the bright side for over half an hour and we’ll keep it up until 9.00. Plus, just after the news at 8.00, we’ll highlight Dr Hook, our featured band this week. Don’t miss it!
9am – 11am The Yabber Yabber Show with Chris Capel
Chris has 2 guests. The first is Greyhound Racing Manager, Commentator, Pundit and Author Kiaran O’Brien (pic) who’ll share with us his passion for Greyhound Racing and he’ll tell us about his first book as an author which is a thriller based on the sport. The second guest is Gillian Leech (pic) a trustee from West Berks Mencap who’ll remind everyone of their 20th Charity Race Day at Newbury Racecourse on Friday 28th February.
11am – 12 noon This Week with Penny
Penny’s guest this week is local songwriter and melodeon player Jonathan Causebrook (pic) who performs with the Garston Gallopers Morris Dancers based in East Garston and The Vale Islanders near Wantage. His new single I Don’t Wanna Sing the Blues is being released today and he has also documented the songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in Ramsbury in 1904.
12noon – 1pm The Downland Racing show
It’s the Betfair Handicap Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday which is the most valuable Handicap Hurdle in Europe. Mulling over the form will be Pat Murphy and his co-host Chris Carter Brennan. Plus find out what they both think the chances are of Nicky Henderson’s stable Star Altior (pic) running and and winning the Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury, which will no doubt be the horse’s last stop before the Champion 2 mile Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
1pm – 1.30pm The 4LEGS local sports show
Catch-up on the latest news and results from some of locals sports teams interspersed with some great tunes.
1.30pm – 2.30pm Knock Knock with Suzi Cairns
Penny Locke’s tale (pic) is a circular one which meanders through rural West Berkshire, takes a dramatic diversion through Manhattan for a decade, before nestling peacefully in the Lambourn Valley. A life of ups and downs and endless contrasts, Penny’s experiences captivate and intrigue. Grab a cuppa and join Suzi as she opens yet another book on a woman’s life in 21st century Berkshire.
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2.30pm – 2.30pm Face2face with Tim and Linda Forrester
Linda and Tim are presenting Face2Face this week but the main interview has been pre-recorded by Pat, who interviewed Professor Michael Jefferson (pic), an eminent figure in the fields of sustainable development, renewable energy, and climatic change. What are the real problems with plastic and what can we do about it? How effective are wind and solar solutions? What can we individually do and what should governments be doing? Listen to the interview to find out. We will also be looking to see what happened ‘on this day’ in previous years, checking out local events and playing music ranging from Paul Simon to James Galway and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.