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Santa talks to Katt and Mark

Santa talks to Katt and Mark

The Breakfast Show

Today Santa reveals what's on Donald Trump's Christmas list - and keeping the elves on a diet of eggnog keeps the production lines running.

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Thanks for the memories... and to many more!

Thanks for the memories... and to many more!

WRS listeners reflect on some of their most memorable moments with the station over the years. 

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Where can I pick up the VOICE magazine?

Where can I pick up the VOICE magazine?

  Interested in picking up a free issue of the latest VOICE magazine? Pop into one of our distribution points but you might want to check their opening times before you go Would you like...

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Dig It! Last minute gifts for gardeners (12 December 2016)

Dig It! Last minute gifts for gardeners (12 December 2016)

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Our last show of the year, and there's plenty to inspire you for last minute gifts for gardeners. Don't panic, we have it all covered

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Tune in to the Merry Mid Morning Mix!

Tune in to the Merry Mid Morning Mix!

Happy festive season from WRS!

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Dig It - Gifts for Gardeners (28 Nov 2016)

Dig It - Gifts for Gardeners (28 Nov 2016)

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What's the next best thing to actually being in the garden? Sitting down with a beautiful book about gardens, of course! Tara Lissner and Hester Macdonald have picked three of their favourites from...

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Christopher Long (5 December 2016)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Christopher Long (5 December 2016)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael Mckay takes a slightly unusual view through the eyes and experiences of a distinguished British diplomat who served in Switzerland, at different times in his long career, as the B...

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Dig It: Christmas gifts for gardeners (5 December 2016)

Dig It: Christmas gifts for gardeners (5 December 2016)

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Tara Lissner, Director of the Swiss Gardening School and Hester have more Gifts for Gardeners. They are all easy to find locally in Switzerland or buy before the holidays on line

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What will President Trump mean for the US? A McKay Interview special

What will President Trump mean for the US? A McKay Interview special

The McKay Interview

The topic - What does the new US President mean for Switzerland, Europe and the World? - was fiercely debated by a panel of experts and you can hear the podcast here

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Dig It! Home Made gifts for Xmas (21 November 2016)

Dig It! Home Made gifts for Xmas (21 November 2016)

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With the holiday season approaching, it's time to start planning some gifts to give. If you're a bit green-thumbed, why not try out some suggestions for home made gifts, winter pots and forced bulb...

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McKay Interview: The Hon. Kent Brown (21 November 2016)

McKay Interview: The Hon. Kent Brown (21 November 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest Kent Brown. A former United States Ambassador to Georgia, he was once the Consul-General at the US Embassy in the USSR. His diplomatic career serving the United States span...

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Dig It: Bee books for children (14 November 2016)

Dig It: Bee books for children (14 November 2016)

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In the first of our shows on holiday gifts for gardeners, we meet local Geneva author, Allison Tanimura. Allison describes herself as a "bee custodian and educator" and as a natural next step has ...

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Dig It! Keeping bees is easy (31 Oct 2016)

Dig It! Keeping bees is easy (31 Oct 2016)

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Bees are in trouble, their numbers are plummeting and their pollinating days may be behind them. Or are they? Allison Tanimura, bee custodian in the Canton of Vaud, has plenty of hope for the futur...

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McKay Interview, former extremist, Adam Deen (7 November 2016)

McKay Interview, former extremist, Adam Deen (7 November 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this week's Mckay interview - Adam Deen. One of the great questions of our time, linked to the seemingly insoluble questions of conflict in the Middle East, is the attraction of younger, Wester...

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McKay Interview: Lady Barbara Judge, head of the Institute of Directors (24 October 2016)

McKay Interview: Lady Barbara Judge, head of the Institute of Directors (24 October 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this McKay Interview, Michael McKay speaks to Lady Barbara Judge. Lady Barbara is sometimes referred to as Britain’s best connected woman. Her long career has been breath-taking: from the USA, ...

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Listener takeover - you request the music!

Listener takeover - you request the music!

Help give WRS' morning playlist a makeover! From 9-10am, every weekday morning, Mark will play all your song requests.

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Dig It! Naming new plants (17 October 2016)

Dig It! Naming new plants (17 October 2016)

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What is in a name? For new plants, it is a tough business for the breeder to have their name agreed; it has to be unique, and it's even better if it has a good story too. Chantal Bomer and her husb...

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Dig It! Great gardens in Ticino (10 October 2016)

Dig It! Great gardens in Ticino (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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McKay Interview: Raymond Loretan (10 October 2016)

McKay Interview: Raymond Loretan (10 October 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Raymond Loretan, a former Swiss Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei. He was once also the Swiss Consul-General in New York. He also worked as a senior civil servant in th...

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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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