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Christmas Radio Shows 2015

Christmas Radio Shows 2015
          Thursday 24th Dec 11am Dr Dawn Harper News Item 12pm A Christmas Tale 1pm Dr Dawn Harper News Item 2pm Health and wellbeing show with Mike George 3pm Home Front 1 (Broadcast in 2005 about WW2 – local residents stories, radio dramas, interviews) 4pm The Crew Show 6pm Home Front 2 (Broadcast in 2005 about WW2 – local residents stories, radio dramas, interviews) 8pm... 

Campaigners march to save services at Wythenshawe Hospital

Campaigners march to save services at Wythenshawe Hospital
More than a thousand people marched through Wythenshawe on Saturday, 7th November, to protest against plans to axe services at Wythenshawe Hospital. The Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band led the way as Keep Wythenshawe Special campaigners marched, turning Wythenshawe streets into a sea of white balloons and white t-shirts. And, in a remarkable show of cross-party unity, Labour and Conservative MPs shared a... 

Manchester shows how to kick-start the Christmas season with incredible Switch-on event

Manchester shows how to kick-start the Christmas season with incredible Switch-on event
MANCHESTER Christmas light with on 2015 Thousands of people flocked to Manchester city centre for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On, marking the start of the festive season in Santa’s favourite city. The Manchester Christmas Light Switch-on, in association with Key 103, has become the beginning of Christmas for generations of Manchester people, and this year was a part to remember. Albert Square... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 Special – Tommy Steele in the Glenn Miller Story

Listen to WFM 97.2 Special - Tommy Steele in the Glenn Miller Story
Wythenshawe FM interviewed former teen idol and star of countless musicals, Tommy Steele, when he came to Manchester earlier this year to promote his new musical, The Glenn Miller Story, which opened at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this week and runs until Saturday 7th of November. Now you can listen to our interview with Tommy Steele and hear the question and answer session recorded with the public... 

The Glenn Miller Story, Palace Theatre Manchester, until Saturday 7th November

The Glenn Miller Story,  Palace Theatre Manchester, until Saturday 7th November
Tommy Steele doesn’t try to be a Glenn Miller lookalike in this production but continues to sell his own brand – the loveable song and dance man and star of countless musicals. The American accent was very much optional and although the tousle-haired star didn’t morph into lean, austere, bespectacled Glenn Miller, Tommy Steele, nevertheless, led us through a warm-hearted, engaging production... 

Metrolink Airport line soars on 1st birthday

Metrolink Airport line soars on 1st birthday
Soaring passenger numbers have seen 1.88 million journeys made on Metrolink’s multi award-winning Manchester Airport line in its first year. The 15-stop line, which was opened more than a year ahead of schedule, celebrates its first birthday on Tuesday 3 November. The success of the £400 million line – one of the largest locally-funded transport projects of its kind in the country – was recently... 

Listen to the WFM 97.2 Halloween Freak Out Special tonight at 8pm

Listen to the WFM 97.2 Halloween Freak Out Special tonight at 8pm
  Join me, Paul Forrest, tonight at 8 pm – if you dare – for my two-hour Halloween Freak Out special. I’ve been digging in the Freak Out vaults, with my co-host Boris Karloff, to bring you two hours worth of spookiness, horror soundtrack music, dialogue from horror movies, plus lots of other weird and wonderful stuff. Be afraid – be very afraid – but don’t... 

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre Fri/Sat 30th 31st Oct 2015

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre Fri/Sat 30th 31st Oct 2015
SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre starts on Friday there will be Face panting, bouncy castle, fun run, bucking pumpkin, photo booth to capture scary faces, Wythenshawe FM broadcasting live on both days, (haunted house Saturday only), fire engines, you will need to go into all the corners of the development to find these activities. The main day is- Saturday 31st Oct events on the day 12... 

Manchester’s festive celebrations will officially begin on Saturday, 7 November

The acts and performers for this year’s Christmas Lights switch-on have been confirmed and 2015 looks to be one of the biggest parties yet. Filling Albert Square with and audience of thousands, Manchester’s switch-on celebration is one of the biggest in the UK and will feature some incredible performances from some of the most exciting acts in music and entertainment. Manchester’s festive celebrations... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special

Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special
There were screams of terror – and not all of them from the actors – when Wythenshawe FM took a trip into the unknown to explore Manchester’s chilling new horror attraction, House of the Dead. If you like your fun tinged with an icy chill of fear at this time of year you’ll find everything you need to get you in the mood for the season of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in... 

Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange

Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange
A plaque in memory of Paul Goggins MP was unveiled by his family at Wythenshawe Interchange on Friday 23rd October. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) installed the plaque in memory of the former MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, following the completion of the new £6m facility earlier this summer. Mr Goggins died in January 2014 after collapsing while out running.  He was a key figure in Wythenshawe... 

BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED

BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED
THE BRADSHAWS are currently touring UK theatres with their BRAND NEW “The Bradshaws” stage show called goosed. Radio’s favourite funny family is coming to the stage! SHOW SYNOPSIS There’s a danger of peace breaking out in the little two-up-two-down home of the Bradshaws. With Alf down the backyard in his ‘office’, and little Billy out playing and not asking for a budgie, Audrey... 

TUC Manchester protest – hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below

TUC Manchester protest - hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below
Thousands of people marched through Manchester on Sunday October 4th in a protest organised by the Trades Union Congress and the People’s Assembly against Austerity. Demonstrators opposed to Government policies clamoured to be heard while Conservative delegates felt under siege as they met for their annual conference in the city. Tory delegates and some journalists were taunted and one Conservative... 

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015
This was my first visit to the new HOME arts centre theatre in Manchester so I was looking forward to this production with what has to be the most curious title. The Kneehigh Theatre Group has brilliantly re-worked John Gay’s classic musical satire, The Beggar’s Opera, to create Dead Dog in a Suitcase which serves up a theatrical onslaught on the themes of urban myths, greed and corruption, and... 
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