Newbald Gala – Saturday 2nd August

Saturday 2nd August is the annual Newbald Gala  – held on the playing fields in the centre of the village.  The event will have an afternoon and evening of a wide variety of entertainment including fun and games for all the family and all starts at 1pm.  Vixen101 will be there providing the music and public address, and best of all – it’s free to get in!!




Vixen101 goes international – again!!!!

Vixen101′s Paul Atkinson is once again on his travels – to the sunny climate of the Dominican Republic.  Not wanting to leave poor “Pat the Hat” back home alone in Blighty, Paul is once again going to test the power of the internet and if all goes to plan, will once again be broadcasting the Soul Shack live from his sun-lounger on Sunday evening between 7pm  & 10pm.  Pat and Steve will be back in the studio, providing the music and chat, whilst maintaining the links with the “Dom Rep”, so tune in to get a live weather report from the Carribbean on Sunday night whilst listening to the best of Northern Soul .

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 2nd August

Apologies for the breaks in transmission of last week’s programme. This was due to technical issues at the station, which were resolved later that evening. The songs which were listed for last week’s programme that were not broadcast, have been included in this week’s programme.

This weekend on Saturday Flight Classic Rock, you can hear:

Warren Zevon, Wishbone Ash, The Blue Nile, Rush, The Who, Whitesnake, ZZ Top, Nils Lofgren, Earth & Fire, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band, Stealers Wheel, Jefferson Starship, Utopia, Y & T, Tyketto, Jaded Heart, Matt Schofield, Boston, Robin Trower, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Pink Floyd, 1927.

6 – 8pm on 101.8 FM Stereo, with Paul Stellings

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 26th July

This weekend on Saturday Flight Classic Rock, you can hear:

Warren Zevon, Golden Earing, Wishbone Ash, Chris De Burgh, Joan Armatrading, The Blue Nile, Magnum, Def Leppard, Richie Sambora, The Band, John Lennon, Jefferson Airplane, Van Halen, Goo Goo Dolls, Utopia, Ace, Richard Ashcroft, Alannah Myles, Nazareth, Gary U S Bons, Traffic, 1927, Patti Smith Group.

6 – 8pm on 101.8FM stereo with Paul Stellings

Public Information Announcement: Doctor’s surgery relocation suspended

Due to flooding in Market Weighton on Sunday 20th July 2014, the Doctor’s surgery will not be relocating from Londesborough Road to the new health centre at Medforth Street off Northgate Vale until at least the end of September.

The existing surgery and pharmacy on Londesborough Road will operate as normal until further notice.

Market Weighton suffered severe flash floods between about 7 and 8pm on Sunday, causing flood damage to numerous residential homes, shops and pubs on many roads throughout the town including, Southgate, High Street, Finkle Street, Hawling Road and Scotts Croft.

Young People’s Short Story Competition – Deadline Extended

Julie Barker - presenter of the Telling Tales show

Julie Barker – presenter of the Telling Tales show

The deadline for entries from young writers for the Vixen 101-Pocklington Post Telling Tales short story competition is being extended to give them a chance to enter during the summer holidays.

The competition, which closed for adults this week (July 15th), invites East Yorkshire people to write up to 1,000 words on any subject. It was launched to celebrate the programme, Telling Tales, on Vixen 101. The prize fund has also been boosted to attract young writers with Margaret’s DIY of Holme Upon Spalding Moor adding £15 in vouchers to the £15 already pledged by Burnby Hall Gardens. This is in addition to the winning entry being broadcast on Vixen 101, online and being published in the Pocklington Post.

Presenter Julie Barker says: “Margaret Hobson’s gesture is very welcome and I hope the extra prize as well as an extended deadline will encourage more young writers to start scribbling or typing. There are plenty of writers out there and we have come across so many as part of Telling Tales. I can understand that the under-16 age group will have been pre-occupied by exams this summer, so the competition is now a holiday challenge.”

Please send your entries to together with full contact details by 31st August 2014.

Meanwhile, thank you for those who have entered the adult category. We are sifting through the many stories.

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 19th July 2014

This weekend on Saturday Flight Classic Rock:

Sad Cafe, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Tinsley Ellis, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen, Free, Guess Who, Lenny Kravitz, Dr Feelgood, Al Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Deacon Blue, Ambrosia, Loverboy, Boston, 10cc, Carly Simon, Scorpions, Golden Earing.

6 – 8pm on 101.8FM stereo with Paul Stellings


Telling Tales – July 2014 Edition – Vixen 101

York-based author Helen Cadbury (right) talks to  presenter Julie Barker

York-based author Helen Cadbury (right) talks to presenter Julie Barker

This month, join Julie Barker for a competition special for creative writers. They include one to celebrate the city of Hull, a charity one about homelessness from Yorkshire-based  SASH. The programme also hears from York-based author Helen Cadbury. Amongst many issues, Helen talks about her success in a northern crime-writing competition, which is open for 2014 entries.  The show was first broadcast at 4pm on Saturday 12th July.

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 12th July 2014

This weekened on Saturday Flight Classic Rock:

Alannah Myles, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Aerosmith, Avril Lavigne, Christopher Rainbow, Def Leppard, Gary Moore, Gary Wright, Foreigner, Magazine, Kula Shaker, The Jam, Power Station, Supertramp, Simon McBride, Rick Derringer, Joe Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Russ Ballard, Elton John, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper.

6 – 8pm on 101.8FM Stereo with Paul Stellings