New Year’s Day

We are live in Lancashire for the whole day with Richard Smith and friends for the New Year BIG Broadcast.

The BIG Broadcast New Year’s Eve Party! (continued from yesterday)
Join the team for as well as the bells at midnight from BIG BEN, we’ll have the very best music as we see the back of 2021 with all your favourite party tunes and artists. Ken Anton will be telling us all about the history of the ‘Hogmanay’ celebration, and there’s sure to be a few surprises along the way too, so why not take part in it all and give us a call on 033 33 601 301 with your New Year’s resolutions! And don’t forget you can join us on Twitter throughout the show  @bigbroadcastuk

1.00am to 8.00am The Wheel of Misfortune!
Settle back and let the finest presenters on Hospital Radio (well the ones that were willing to do this feature), entertain you into your slumbers.

1.00am Paul Bryce – Songs with the word ‘Walk’ In The Title
Former Hospital Radio member Paul Bryce is our first victim, eeerrr ‘Volunteer’ on tonight’s Wheel of Misfortune playing an hour of songs with the word Walk in the title. Is your favourite amongst the hits he’ll be playing from the likes of Dire Straits, Gabrielle, Katrina and the Waves and Gerry and the Pacemakers?

2.00am Julie Caston – Songs with the word ‘World’ In The Title
Nottingham Hospitals’ Radio’s award-winning presenter Julie Caston brings you an hour of terrific tunes with the word World in the title.  What would be your pick for this category? Would it be something from Louis Armstrong, Shakespear’s Sister, Rihanna or James Brown I wonder?

3.00am Simon G – Songs with a ‘Food Item’ In The Title
From the Channel Island of Guernsey and Jubilee Hospital Radio, Simon G gets to play an hour of songs with a Food Item in its’ title. Uuummm, I wonder what you have chosen? Could it be something from Millie perhaps, Harry Styles, Elvis Presley or Marvin Gaye?

4.00am Carl Richards – Songs with the word ‘Run’ In The Title
Carl Richards from Harrogate Hospital Radio chooses an hour of tracks with some derivative of the word Run in its title.  So you can expect the unexpected during this hour and possibly a few tunes you’ve already thought of as well as tunes from Tears For Fears, Candi Staton, Kate Bush and Snow Patrol.

5.00am Dave Peacock – Songs with a  ‘Girl’s Name’ In The Title
Friend of the show Dave Peacock from Radio Hospitals Blackburn is your host for 60 minutes of songs with a Girl’s name in their title. So, during this hour, settle back, relax and enjoy tunes from Blondie, The Everly Brothers, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys and Laura Branigan to name but a few and they all have a girl’s name in the title, so once again we ask, what would you choose?

6.00am Anandi Shah – ‘Motown Songs’
Join Radio Harrow’s Anandi Shah for an hour of classic Motown hits and memories just for you. It’s ‘The Sound of Motown’ here on your favourite station from 6 this morning as we’ll be hearing from the likes of The Supremes, Boyz II Men, The Temptations, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie as well as an all time classic from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell too, so join us as The Wheel of Misfortune stopped for Anandi on Motown Songs.

7.00am Phil Salter – Songs with the word ‘Dance’ In The Title
Northern Air’s Phil Salter returns – just like a bad penny – to host an hour of tunes with Dance or Dancing in the title.  From Disco Tex to Toploader, The Puppini Sisters to The Fab Four, they’ll all be here, and more besides as the Wheel of Misfortune spins for the last time – until tomorrow that is.

8.00am Matthew Rolland’s Isolation Interviews!
Our very own celebrity stalker Matthew Rolland was hard at work during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 connecting with all sorts of stars from the celebrity world of Stage and Screen and brings you a few snippets from his interviews with those stars. On this morning’s show, hear from Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Chase’s Anne Hegarty, Sue Holderness from Only Fools and Horses and Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden.

9.00am The BIG Broadcast BIG Breakfast – Good Morning 2022
The team will be back full of Tea, Toast, Sausage & Bacon sandwiches and the best choice of music from down the years to get 2022 off to a great start. Including a mystery voice competition. We’ll also be looking for a couple of contestants for a ‘live’ round of The Sausage Sandwich Game! – Fancy it? Well give us a call and we’ll try and get you on. You can always make a request too by simply calling 033 33 601 301. There’s so much to enjoy with The BIG Broadcast, BIG Breakfast!

11.00am Under The Covers
The BIG Broadcast team choose their favourite cover versions from 70 years of the UK charts.  Let us know your favourite on 033 33 601 301 and we may just play it especially for you, so what’s your favourite cover version???

12 noon Meet The Team
The BIG Broadcast team introduce and tell you a little bit about themselves and go on to play one of their favourite songs for your lunchtime treat here on your favourite station. So join Ruth, Matthew, Jonathan, Oliver and Craig and ‘meet the team!’

1.00pm The A to Z of Pop versus The BIG Broadcast Wheel of Misfortune!
Richard Smith faces the ultimate challenge for an hour as he won’t know what he’s playing until the Wheel has spun just after the 1 o’clock news! Then he has to find tunes to fit the category chosen that will run from A to Z!!! What could possibly go wrong with that?

2.00pm The BIG Broadcast Live Lounge with Jess McGlinchey
After ‘wowing’ our audience once again last New Year’s Eve with her vocal talents, Burnley’s own Jess McGlinchey will be back in the Live Lounge performing some more well known songs from the charts of today and yesterday as well as some show tunes to get your toes-a-tapping!

3.00pm Live Aid from BIG Broadcast Towers
During the last BIG Broadcast, the team debated who they’d like to see in a Live Aid style concert so the next two hours will be devoted to their choices performing a live version of one, or two, of their tracks. We’d also like to include one of yours too (if the team agree of course), so why not tempt us with your choice on 033 33 601 301 and we may just find a live version to play.

5.00pm The Chesney Hawkes Show
Yes, The One and Only Chesney Hawkes – singer, songwriter, actor and now BIG Broadcast presenter, plays an hour of his favourite tunes and lets us in on a few secrets of the Hawkes household, from watching his Dad and The Tremeloes on stage when he was young to teaching his son how to play a telecaster guitar, it’s a fascinating insight into a real 90s icon of British music.

6.00pm The BIG Broadcast Pantomime  –  “Oh yes it is!”
The BIG Broadcast players bring you ‘Snow White and the 7 Little People’, as you’ve never heard it before! Set once again in The Ancient Land of Pound, Snow White cooks, cleans and keeps house for the evil Queen Olivia who doesn’t really appreciate what her Magic Mirror is telling her, so her aim is to put Snow White to sleep using her magic powers, but the little people will have something to say about that.

7.00pm Saturday Night At The Movies
Join the team live from the red carpet all suited and booted in readiness for a premiere hour of entertainment from your bedside friend.  They’ve all had the chance to choose a favourite song of theirs that featured in a film score, whether it be the film’s theme or a song from the soundtrack, there’s bound to be one or two that you can remember so, get your free ticket, your over-sized drink and wheelie bin full of popcorn, settle back and make sure you’ve upgraded to the comfy seats. But no talking and no mobile phones either!

8.00pm ‘It’s For You!’ – The New Year’s Day Request Show.
Playing all your favourites from the last 70 years, it’s our very first Request Show of 2022 so why not test our music library and get your favourite song on the wireless, there’s thousands to choose from so why not get your tune played, just for you from here at BIG Broadcast towers? Give us a call on 033 33 601 301.

10.00pm The Hot Tub Social!
Whilst soaking their troubles away in the bubbles of The BIG Broadcast Hot Tub, the team will be debating some of the more important issues of the day, like their favourite board game and biscuits. And what item in life they couldn’t do without? You can get involved too by calling in on 033 33 601 301 or on Twitter @bigbroadcastuk and we’ll give you a mention as well. It’s a relaxing couple of hours of music and chat as we round off a busy New Years Day.