Saturday, 12 June 2010

Saturday 12th June

World cup fever

As the England get set for their opening game of the world cup we get in the party mood with a host of interesting guests.

Flying high

Next month sees the annual Air Tattoo in Fairford.
We caught up with Tim Prince, chief executive of the International Air Tattoo and also in charge of the charity that runs it.
He gave listeners a rundown of what's on offer and how it has become the biggest event of its kind in the world.

Bio detection dogs

You may have heard of the marvellous work that dogs can do to help people - like detecting cancers and warning people that they are going to have an epileptic seizure. We caught up with Claire Guess from charity Hypo Alert Dogs to give listeners a rundown of how they train the pooches.
For more information or to get involved you can visit:

Pride festival

Rainbow flags at the ready as Oxford gets set for the annual Gay Pride Festival.
Helen Charlesworth (above) joined us to tell us all about the parade and the spectacular party in the park.
The parade begins at noon from St Michael's Church, at the corner of Clarendon Street and Ship Street, with the party taking place at Oxpens Field.
Awards will be handed out for best dressed and there will be a host of live entertainment.
For more information visit:

Crying for England

All the talk has been of the football World Cup but we had a potential world champion in the studios, crying his heart out.
The Town Crier World Championships are taking place in Chester and we caught up with Oxford's leading contender Anthony Church (below).

He explained how he fell into the profession and gave listeners an earful of what he will be bellowing at the championships.

Head in the clouds

If you can't wait for next month's Air Tattoo then don't worry because there will be 30 aircraft flying over the county today as part of the Queen's birthday celebration.
It'll be a stunning display of military aircraft - and three of the largest, the VC10s and a Tristar are flying out from RAF Brize Norton.
We caught up with one of the pilots from Brize, Wing Commander Al Green, and asked him all about it.
So: if you are at a loose end this afternoon you can catch the procession from around 1.10pm.

Keith Chegwin

Legendary presenter Keith Chegwin joined us to tell listeners how he is heading a star-studded line-up for the annual Make-a-Wish Ball at Blenheim Palace today.

Keith, a patron for the charity, explained all about the event including a celebrity auction.
To find out more about Make-A-Wish or to refer a child for a special wish, visit:

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