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The decs are up, we’ve written our wishlists, and we’re wrapping up warm at Reform. We are edging closer and closer to the beginning of our festive programming to draw 2023 to a close in classic Reform style. This year we’ve got a load of good tunes, exclusive shows, and vital chit chatter to take you through the holiday period. Let’s take a look at what you’ll be treated to on the airwaves…

Soundcamp: Co-Lab Sessions

21st December, 5-7PM

To kickstart your celebrations, lock into this exclusive preview of our recent Soundcamp: Co-Lab event, live from Manchester’s Blues Kitchen. The evening showcased ten individuals that partook in our 12-month artist development programme, Soundcamp, in partnerships with ten Manchester music legends. The ten duos collaborated to create a unique track to perform live at the project’s closing event. This is your chance to hear them for yourself. Trust us, you don’t want to miss the radio debuts of these formidable pairings and records.

Season Focus

24th December, 2-3PM

Over the past few months, in partnership with Manchester City Council Youth & Play Fund and Drum Happy, we have been holding creative workshops at the Powerhouse Library in Moss Side, using creative writing, rhythm and drumming to explore themes of wellbeing and self-expression. Hop into one of the sessions on the airwaves with this one hour special led by Wellbeing Manager and trained psychotherapist, Dan. In this episode, the group discuss community, loneliness and resilience at this time of year.

Please note, you can head to our Emergency Contacts pagehere, should you be struggling over Christmas and the New Year.

The Get Up

25th December, 10AM – 12PM

There’s no better way to wake yourself up on Christmas morning than tuning into The Get Up, with Yelena Lashimba. A spark of energy behind the mics and decks, Yelena is the equivalent of an espresso in the morning and will certainly bring Christmas joy to your household on the 25th of December. Lock in via DAB or online for this merry special of our in-house morning show.

New Year’s Eve Show

31st December 2023 – 1st January 2024, 3PM – 2AM

The countdown begins to 2024, marking the end of our 10th anniversary year. We’re ramping up the energy on the radio for your New Year’s Eve, with an undivided selection of live and DJ sets recorded from our birthday party with ShinDigger back in September. From OneDa, Mr Scruff, Obeka to the HERchestercollective and more, this show features a load of our favourite Manchester artists and talent. This is a final opportunity to celebrate a decade of Reform Radio, so tune in and let our lineup accompany your new year celebrations.

What are you waiting for? Turn up the volume as the fun never stops on the Reform Radio airwaves.

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