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

Programme changes Sunday 13th July 2014 for Giant Community Day

This Sunday (13th July) is Market Weighton’s annual summer day out.

Giant Community Day takes place in Market Weighton High Street between 11:30am and 4pm. (Note, the High Street and some adjoining streets will be closed from 8am to 6pm).

Sunday’s revised programme schedule is:

  • 7am The State We’re In
  • 8am Earthbeat
  • 8:30 Easy Like Sunday Morning
  • 9am Paul Atkinson
  • 11am Paul Stellings
  • 1:30pm Graham Oliver
  • 4pm L.A. Connection – Emperor Rosko
  • 6pm Vixen 101 Nostalgia
  • 7pm – 10pm Soul Shack – Paul Atkinson & Pat Robinson
  • 10pm Night Tracks
  • 11pm Radio Books

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 5th July 2014

This weekend on Saturday Flight Classic Rock:

Iggy Pop, Genesis, Asia, Coldplay, Bryan Ferry, Suzanne Vega, Fleetwood Mac, Charlie, Paul Carrack, Tarney Spencer, Nazareth, Carol King, Derek & The Domino’s, The Who, Gwyn Ashton, Jack Bruce, John Miles, Chris Rea, Whitesnake, Kiss, Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Ronnie James Dio, Spencer Davis Group, Tangerine Dream.

6 – 8pm on 101.8FM Stereo with Paul Stellings

Vixen 101 at Giant Community Day

Sunday 13th July is Market Weighton Town Team’s annual street fair event, “Giant Community Day”.

Vixen 101 will be out at the event, providing continuity announcements and music, plus we will be reporting live into our programmes.

The event, which includes street entertainers, a last Night Of The Proms, a Giant Penalty Shoot Out, Stalls, Brass Band, Baton Twirlers and children’s entertainment, is from 11:30am to 4pm, with the Hogg On The Humber Harley Davidson motor bike ride through at 10:30am.

Your Vote Counts

Vixen 101′s The Fox’s Den Show has been nominated in the Media Category of the 2014 Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards. The nominations are open to a public vote, and the top five in each category go through to the final round, in which a judging panel will make the final decision.

There are 10 categories, and we are in the first category – Media. The voting closes on Sunday 6th July, and there is a very strong chance that we will make the top five in our category.

Unlike other radio shows that showcase local music by giving them a 10 minute slot to have a chat and a song, our studio guests stay for the full three hours, performing 9 songs live and interacting with the show in general. Every recording we play on the show is from unsigned/small label musicians, too, and we also have cake!

Therefore, we believe we offer the local music scene a unique and unforgettable experience, which can be evidenced by the number of guests making immediate repeat bookings at the end of their appearance and we would like to be considered for the Yorkshire Media Award of 2014, and we ask for your vote to help us reach the final five.

To cast your vote, visit and click on The Fox’s Den Radio Show button in the first category.

Many thanks.

The Fox’s Den Show team.

Summer Saturday on Vixen 101

2-4: Summer Saturday with Tony Barker. Today we hear about Holme Grown Weekend and talk to Carole Readman of the Weighton Waytes about the choir’s latest production, which was launched in Aughton last night.

4-5: Telling Tales. Another chance to hear Vixen 101′s show dedicated to creative writing, hosted by Julie Barker. This is the June 2014 show, which can be heard online. The July programme will be broadcast on Saturday 12th July at 4pm.