Shed Seven’s Rick Witter brings back much-loved radio show for charity

Back on the air… Rick Witter
28 May 2020 @ 10.21 pm
| Entertainment

Many radio listeners have fond memories of tuning in to Rick Witter’s Disco Down.

Well now it’s coming back – for one night only.

The Shed Seven frontman is to host the show on Jorvik Radio in its historic time slot from 7-9pm on Sunday (31 May).

As in its days on Minster FM, the show will feature an amazing collection of songs personally selected by Rick.

Favourite features will return, including ‘Demo of the Week’, ‘Beg, Borrow or Stream’, and of course the opportunity to get involved live throughout the show with Rick on Twitter.

Raising money

Rick will be joined in the studio by Jorvik Radio presenter Jams, who was first given an opportunity to start working in radio as a regular contributor on Rick’s original show in 2015-16.

The show will also be raising funds for St Leonard’s Hospice in York. Listeners can donate online.

At this challenging time for everyone, Rick and Jorvik Radio wanted to take the opportunity to support an independent York charity that provides brilliant support for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Rick said: “Since we’ve all been in this very unusual lockdown situation, I’ve realised how much I’ve missed doing the radio show.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with Jorvik Radio and bring a bit of nostalgia back to the airwaves for one night only. 

“I’m looking forward to hearing from the many regular listeners who tuned in from across the UK and abroad. There will also be lots for all music fans to enjoy as I play a selection of classics and new music across the two hour show.”

Commercial director of Jorvik Radio Chris Watkinson said: “Rick is arguably the biggest name in music around the city of York and everyone at the station is looking forward to tuning in as many of us were big fans of the original show. 

Rick Witter’s Disco Down has brought together a musical community over the years and we’re excited to bring it back for one night only. It will be fascinating to listen to a master at work, sharing great music, anecdotes and putting a smile on everyone’s faces for two hours of unmissable radio.”