Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 21st January 2017

This week on Saturday Flight Classic Rock:

Robert Plant, Steve Winwood, Vixen, Alan Parsons Project, Boston, Matt Schofield, James Taylor, Jeff Healey Band, Toploader, F.M. Golden Earing, Europe, Joe Walsh, Supertramp, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Chicago, Robin Trower, Gerry Rafferty, Westworld, Santana, David Gilmour, Electric Light Orchestra.

6 – 8pm on 101.8 FM Stereo with Paul Stellings

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 14th January 2017

This week on Saturday Flight Classic Rock:

Rick Springfield, Gary Moore, Joe Satriani, Ted Nugent, Russ Ballard, Foreigner, Simple Minds, Alannah Myles, Little Angels, Michael Schenker, Motley Crue, Journey, Alice Cooper, Carly Simon, The Band, Bad Company, Mike & The Mechanics, Rush, Walter Trout, Rolling Stones, Tom Attah, Power Station.

6 – 8pm on 101.8 FM Stereo with Paul Stellings

Dave Henderson

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that former Vixen 101 presenter Dave Henderson (AKA Catweasel) passed away on Friday, 9th December.

Dave became involved with Vixen 101 in 2010, when he called by one Friday night to drop off a CD to be played on The Fox’s Den Show. As the co-presenter’s post had just become available, Bill asked Dave what he was doing on Friday nights, and for the next three years Dave was an integral part of the team. What Dave didn’t know about the local music scene he more than made up with his continued enthusiasm for the music played on the show, looking after the guest musicians and also attending various gigs and open mic nights that Bill dragged him along to.

In 2011, Bill and Dave, after enjoying a glass of lemonade or two at a local hostelry, decided that if Radio 1’s Chris Moyles and “Comedy” Dave Witty could achieve the Guinness World Record team radio broadcast, then they could match this, and go one better and beat it by an hour, and so, the next day Bill set the wheels in motion and at 10am on Friday 27th May 2011 they embarked on their own marathon broadcast. They matched the record at 2pm on Sunday 29th May, and stopped their broadcast at 3pm, having achieved their aim. Unfortunately, the record was beaten a few weeks later by a station in Doncaster.

In 2012, a 2nd attempt at the record was planned, with Dave once again taking part, this time accompanying Sunday Soul Show’s Paul Atkinson. This time they aimed to achieve 101 hours. Bill took a back seat, but provided assistance where needed as well as taking over presenting duties during Dave and Paul’s rest breaks. After 55 hours, they had to abandon their attempt due to both contracting a sickness bug during the broadcast – having beaten Bill & Dave’s attempt by 2 hours.

On Sunday 11th December, Bill decided to turn over his Sunday Lunch Themed Show into a tribute show to Dave and made an announcement of his intention on Facebook. Lots of friends, family and musicians posted their condolences as well as made some very good musical suggestions, and Bill picked a couple of tracks out, too. The show was uploaded to The Fox’s Den’s podcast page and can be heard by clicking HERE.

R.I.P., Dave, from all at Vixen 101.

Saturday Flight Classic Rock – 10th December 2016

This week on Saturday Flight Classic Rock:

Hawkwind, Pat Benatar, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Carnes, Diesel, Paul Dean, Journey, The Cars, Bruce Hornsby and The Range, Lou Reed, Robert Cray, Mister Mr, Barclay James Harvest, Crosby Stills & Nash, Ted Nugent, Christopher Rainbow, Steely Dan, Alan Parsons Project, Vixen, AC/DC, Don Henley, Peter Gabriel.

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

Lloyd Jackson’s coast to coast charity bike ride

Market Weighton teenager Lloyd Jackson appeared on Vixen 101’s Thursday night weekend sports preview show recently to tell the story of his coast to coast charity bike, from Blackpool to Bridlington and finishing in Market Weighton, to raise money for Breast Cancer UK and Dementia UK.

By 3rd November 2016 he had raised £1,500 in sponsorship.

Find out more and pledge some money by going to

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LloydJackson

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East Riding Vicar – The Reverend Geoff Hollingsworth and the Three Peak Challenge

 An East Riding vicar is preparing to climb three Yorkshire peaks this Easter to help raise vital funds for his local churches, which include Shiptonthorpe and Londesborough.

The Reverend Geoff Hollingsworth, who leads the Pocklington Group of churches, says they need to find thousands of pounds every year to reduce a deficit in parish finances.

Reverend Hollingsworth has been talking to Tony Barker about his forthcoming challenge….

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