Articles: WRS

Dig It! Last days of summer (10 October 2016)

Dig It! Last days of summer (10 October 2016)

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With the school autumn holidays approaching, you may be wondering where to go for a few last days of sunshine in Switzerland or nearby. Judith Wade, the founder of the garden group Grande Giardini ...

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Dig It! 'Wonder Plants'  (3 October 2016)

Dig It! 'Wonder Plants' (3 October 2016)

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in Como in Italy. An interesting mix of the contemporary and the traditional, it's packed with exhibitors of plants, gadgets, furniture and much more. Alongside the show gardens and exhibitors, the...

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WRS Swiss tour in the BMW i8

WRS Swiss tour in the BMW i8

Last Friday, September 30th, Mark and Emma drove the WRS BMW i8, provided by Jan Autos Riviera, around Switzerland until it ran out of power. If you haven't heard about this contest yet, you can...

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Dig It! Pep up pots and containers (26 September 2016)

Dig It! Pep up pots and containers (26 September 2016)

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Autumn is bowling along apace, with warm days and buzzing bees and lots of colour in the parks and gardens. If your pots and containers are looking a bit tired, you can pep them up a bit with some ...

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McKay Interview: Paul Drechsler (26 September 2016)

McKay Interview: Paul Drechsler (26 September 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Paul Drechsler. He is the President of the Confederation of British Industry, known everywhere as the CBI. The CBI speaks on behalf of 190...

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Dig It!  Autumn flowers (19 September 2016)

Dig It! Autumn flowers (19 September 2016)

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As the days get shorter and the evenings cooler, the autumn stars of the garden begin to shine. Among my favourite autumn flowering plants are sedums, or stonecrops, providing intersting foliage al...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers (12 September 2016)

McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers (12 September 2016)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay's guest is Antonio Hodgers, he is the Conseiller d’Etat (Councillor of State) in charge of Geneva’s Department of Planning, Housing and Energy. Geneva has a poor reputat...

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Dig It! Berries (12 September 2016)

Dig It! Berries (12 September 2016)

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Autumn is creeping onwards and the berries are showing no signs of slowing down yet. Keep watering and picking and you could have several more punnets full! If you haven't yet managed to put in som...

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Dig It! Grasses (September 5 2016)

Dig It! Grasses (September 5 2016)

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The start of September sees the ornamental grasses really coming into their own, and they will keep looking attractive for months to come. They are perfect for beginners, and Alex Monnet of Roussil...

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Dig It 29: support your perennials (29 August 2016)

Dig It 29: support your perennials (29 August 2016)

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With a wet spring and a dryish summer, many perennials in the garden are a lot taller than usual, and in need of some support. Bernhard Anliker of the company Einzigartiges, has produced the ideal ...

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McKay Interview: Hans Koch (29 August 2016)

McKay Interview: Hans Koch (29 August 2016)

The McKay Interview

Hans Koch is my guest today and he is the Director of the KKL which stands for Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern. In English it’s the Culture and Congress Centre in Lucerne. Hans has had a long ...

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The WRS team try to escape!

The WRS team try to escape!

Mid Morning Mix

The WRS team have one goal today; escape!! Escape rooms are popping up all around the world. There's many in Switzerland and escape-room-tourism is happening; tourists are travelling the world to b...

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How to tune your DAB+ radio

How to tune your DAB+ radio

Do you have a DAB+ radio but don't know how to use it? Or maybe you're new to the technology? Well... Katt and Mark are here to help!

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Upgrading of Geneva DAB transmitter

Upgrading of Geneva DAB transmitter

Our engineering staff will be working on the Geneva DAB transmitter over the next couple of days (labelled WRS GE +). This means it will have to be switched off for a few hours at times.

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WRS visits Chaplin's World in Vevey where he lived for 25 years

WRS visits Chaplin's World in Vevey where he lived for 25 years

Believe it or not, there are many people who didn’t know that one of the 20th century’s greatest stars, Charlie Chaplin lived in Switzerland for 25 years.

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WRS visits 'Byron is Back!' exhibition at the Château de Chillon

WRS visits 'Byron is Back!' exhibition at the Château de Chillon

On the 26 June 1816 Lord Byron visited Château de Chillon near Montreux and was so struck with the castle that he wrote one of his most important poems - The Prisoner of Chillon.

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McKay Interview: Esteve Calzada (July 4 2016)

McKay Interview: Esteve Calzada (July 4 2016)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to Esteve Calzada about the business of football. He spent many years working at FC Barcelona as marketing and commercial director. Now he works for the company he fo...

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Dig It! Zurich Botanical Gardens (June 27 2016)

Dig It! Zurich Botanical Gardens (June 27 2016)

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The Zurich University Botanical Garden boasts some of the loveliest modern glasshouses in Switzerland, Peter Enz, the curator of the garden, explained how the recent renovations were achieved witho...

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WRS post Brexit vote debate - this Friday

WRS post Brexit vote debate - this Friday

WRS - post Brexit Referendum Debate

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McKay Interview: Tim Sebastian (20 June 2016)

McKay Interview: Tim Sebastian (20 June 2016)

The McKay Interview

My guest today is journalist Tim Sebastian. He started his impressive career more than 40 years ago reporting for BBC Television from Warsaw in that memorable period of the Solidarity movement. ...

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Dig It:  Botanica Week (20 June 2016)

Dig It: Botanica Week (20 June 2016)

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This week is a big week in the calendar of the Swiss botanical gardens, it's Botanica week, where the botanical gardens all over Switzerland put on lots of interesting events as well as their usual...

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Dig It! Conrad Gesner (13 June 2016)

Dig It! Conrad Gesner (13 June 2016)

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Conrad Gesner is not a name known to many, but thanks to a new twin exhibition in both Geneva and Zurich's Botanical Gardens about him and the family of plants named after him, this may be about to...

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McKay Interview: Ian Paisley MP (6 June 2016)

McKay Interview: Ian Paisley MP (6 June 2016)

The McKay Interview

Ian Paisley is the Member of Parliament for North Antrim, Northern Ireland. He is the son of a famous father, the late Rev. Ian Paisley, who passed away a few years ago. Ian Paisley is talking...

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Dig It! New Zurich garden show (6 June 2016)

Dig It! New Zurich garden show (6 June 2016)

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The Rietberg Museum in Zurich is best known for their collections of African, Asian and pre-Colombian art. Their new exhibition "Gärten der Welt", or "Gardens of the World", has just opened, and is...

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