Articles: WRS

BREAKING NEWS - WE ARE 20!!

BREAKING NEWS - WE ARE 20!!

Twenty years ago a tiny radio station with big ambitions went live on the Geneva airwaves. WRG made its debut on June 25 1996 and our very own Mark Butcher was part of that pioneering launch...

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Dig It!  Foxgloves (30 May 2016)

Dig It! Foxgloves (30 May 2016)

Dig It!

One of the biggest events of the European horticultural calendar took place last week, the Chelsea Flower Show www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show Hester Macdonald chooses her favou...

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Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show  (23 May 2016)

Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show (23 May 2016)

Dig It!

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show starts this week in London, bringing together the good and the great of the gardening world to admire show gardens an...

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McKay Interview: Pierre Maudet (23 May 2016)

McKay Interview: Pierre Maudet (23 May 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay interview, Michael speaks to Geneva security and economy minister, Pierre Maudet.

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Dig It: Garden and plant show Chantilly (May 17th 2016)

Dig It: Garden and plant show Chantilly (May 17th 2016)

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The Domain of Courson has handed "Les Journées des Plantes", its flagship event for the last 32 years, over to the Domain of Chantilly, which is organising the 64th edition of the event that will t...

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Transmission strengthening coming soon!

Transmission strengthening coming soon!

We know some of you are having problems with signal strength in a few pockets of our transmission footprint. As you know, we recently changed transmitters and some regions are not quite running at ...

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Stay calm - it's just a portal to a new dimension

Stay calm - it's just a portal to a new dimension

Everybody stay calm. It's just a portal to a new dimension...

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WRS Eurovision bingo is back!

WRS Eurovision bingo is back!

We have brought back our WRS Eurovision bingo (also possible as a drinking game) to give you an extra kick of fun as you watch the Eurovision finale. Play at your own risk. Although Switzerland go...

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Electrical storm over Jura causes power outage at WRS

Electrical storm over Jura causes power outage at WRS

This morning's power outage at World Radio Towers was caused by last night's electrical storm over the Jura.

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Dig It! - Bellevue, Part 2 (9 May 2016)

Dig It! - Bellevue, Part 2 (9 May 2016)

Dig It!

You can hear Dig It! on WRS at the following times: Monday: 07h10, Tuesday: 17h40, Wednesday: 09h40, Thursday: 11h40 & Friday: 13h40 For more: www,worldradio.ch/radio/shows/dig-it.html

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McKay Interview: Heinz Karrer (9 May 2016)

McKay Interview: Heinz Karrer (9 May 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael's quest today is to understand more of the “what” and the “why” of Switzerland’s economic success; and there could be no better place nor person to help, but economiesuisse and its Presiden...

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Dig It! - Laure Gremion's wheelbarrow (2 May 2016)

Dig It! - Laure Gremion's wheelbarrow (2 May 2016)

Dig It!

This week, Hester talks about her favourite tools for the garden and speaks to Laure Gremion, a graduate of the ECAL design school in Lausanne, who has reimagined the wheelbarrow and has already wo...

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Dig It! - Veg and bees in Bellevue (25 April 2016)

Dig It! - Veg and bees in Bellevue (25 April 2016)

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A wonderful new planting in the Commune of Bellevue, in the Canton of Geneva, full of inspiring bee-friendly planting and a unique "help yourself" herb garden. The landscape architect Daniel Dobbs,...

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Wish you were here!

Wish you were here!

2016 is our 20th anniversary! To celebrate we are bringing back some of our favourite ‘90s traditions - like entering contests via snail mail! Send WRS a birthday postcard from your summer tr...

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Introducing Katy Dartford - WRS News Editor

Introducing Katy Dartford - WRS News Editor

The WRS website, social media channels, and airwaves are now extra packed with interesting news stories.

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New Time for DriveTime!

New Time for DriveTime!

drivetime

In our recent Listener Survey you asked for more music to drive home to in the evening, and we listened!

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Jennifer Macintyre (25 April 2016)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Jennifer Macintyre (25 April 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay joins Ambassador Jennifer MacIntyre, Canadian Ambassador to Switzerland, at the Canadian Embassy in Bern to talk about Canada's place today - and in the future - in the firmament of t...

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Dig It! - Shrubs (11 April 2016)

Dig It! - Shrubs (11 April 2016)

Dig It!

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Dig It! Growing Veg (18 April 2016)

Dig It! Growing Veg (18 April 2016)

Dig It!

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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McKay Interview: Anthony Browne (11 April 2016)

McKay Interview: Anthony Browne (11 April 2016)

The McKay Interview

A distinguished journalist by first profession, he worked for the BBC, as well at The Times and The Observer newspapers. He is a thoughtful man having led one of Britain’s largest think tanks, Poli...

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Dig It! All about trees (4 April 2016)

Dig It! All about trees (4 April 2016)

Dig It!

This week Hester Macdonald looks at the wonders of trees

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Dig It! Rose Breeding (29 March 2016)

Dig It! Rose Breeding (29 March 2016)

Dig It!

On this week's Dig It! Hester Macdonald looks at rose breeding with a family who've been doing it for 6 generations.

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McKay Interview: Dr Bob Bishop (28 March 2016)

McKay Interview: Dr Bob Bishop (28 March 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Dr Bob Bishop. Dr Bishop is a world leading scientist and businessman. He's headed Silicon Graphics, a Fortune 500 company. He's been awarded by NASA for his...

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Dig It! A review of Giardina (March 21 2016)

Dig It! A review of Giardina (March 21 2016)

Dig It!

This week a review of the giardina show, with an interview with the effervescent Chiara Giannini, the Ticinese granite company that provided the gorgeous granite for my favourite show garden, calle...

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