Articles: WRS

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

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

Dig It!

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)

Dig It!

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)

Dig It!

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)

Dig It!

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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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)

Dig It!

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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