Station reveals its biggest ever Christmas schedule

David Senior (left) plays Inspector Jack Frost in Cat's Cradle and Peter Warner plays Scrooge in Christmas Carol on Vixen 101
David Senior (left) plays Inspector Jack Frost in Cat's Cradle and Peter Warner plays Scrooge in Christmas Carol on Vixen 101

Market Weighton-based community radio station Vixen 101 has unveiled its biggest Christmas schedule yet.

Requests and dedications can be made on the radio with Bill’s Foxy Christmas.

Bill Horncastle gives up three hours of his Christmas Day from 10am to give listeners their choice of music.

Vixen welcomes the Market Weighton Scout Leader and fire station manager John Speak for an hour of chat and his choice of music. Hear John on Christmas Day, 1-2pm, and Boxing Day, 9-10am.

Seaton Ross playwright and actor Rob Winlow presents a selection of songs from the shows and silver screen. Rob brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of the world of musicals to 101.8FM on Christmas Day at 5pm and Boxing Day at 11am.

The pioneers of pantomime in Shiptonthorpe, Alan and Diane Heaven, present their anecdotes and song choices in Christmas Heaven on Christmas Day at 6pm and Boxing Day at 5pm.

Drama plays a major role this Christmas with the concluding episode of the winter crime blockbuster, Cat’s Cradle, by the Market Weighton Community Players on Sunday 22 December at 6pm, repeated on Christmas Eve at 8pm.

There is another chance to hear Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by the Players, at 4pm on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, there is a new comedy, The Committee, by the Cave Players, which will be aired after 3pm on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as part of Cave Christmas.

Christmas Tales will provide a showcase for local creative writing hosted by Tony Barker and Beth Connell on Christmas Day at 9am and Boxing Day at 1pm.

Other highlights include a 50s Christmas Special with Gerry Raynor, and the chance to start Christmas Day with two hours of music from the 80s with Dave Graham, 7-9am.

Two programmes reflect 2013. Join Howard Coates, Phil High and Chris Render to look back over the sporting year on Thursday 26 at 8pm, while the Vixen News Team reviews a busy year of news and events on Saturday 28 December, 11am-2pm.

Station Manager Paul Stellings says: “The line-up reflects the great work of community radio, involving local people and activities.

“It’s brilliant to have the drama and guest presenters and I hope that listeners enjoy the material created where they live.”