We present six hours of reflections on life in the Armed Forces, including in-depth oral history conversations with current and former service members, music, poetry, news and more.
East Leeds FM / Chapel FM Arts Centre is pleased to be working with Leeds City Council again this summer to present a day of live radio to mark Armed Forces Day 2021.
Tune in to chapelfm.co.uk Saturday, July 3 from 10am to 4pm for a bustling day of oral history conversations with current and retired armed forces members, music, useful updates, live chat, creative writing and more.
Armed Forces Day Radio Broadcast on East Leeds FM Schedule
10am – Hour 1
Welcome, stories about the arch of a career in the armed forces and the influence on families and parents, stories from across the UK and oral history conversations with Phil Waterhouse and Cathryn Butler.
11am – Hour 2
Report from the flag raising and flyover on Leeds’ Headrow, Yorkshire Hidden Histories military tales, favourite books about the military, oral historian Studs Terkel on the “Good” war, Wordybirds reflects on the armed forces and oral history conversations with Halima Khan and Curtis Shields.
12pm – Hour 3
Stories and poems from across the world, a look back on the Covid-19 pandemic year and the role of the armed forces and oral history conversations with Ellison Ainsworth and Kenny Knott.
1pm – Hour 4
Music and memories from the armed forces, a tale by Italo Calvino, plans for the future and oral history conversations with Kevin Bowles and Jen Walley.
2pm – Hour 5
Great films about the armed forces, reflections on how a careers in the services shapes characters and builds friendships and oral history conversations with Simon Scott and Stewart Weir.
3pm – Hour 6
Reflections on coming home and the future of the armed forces and oral history conversations with James Keating and Naheed Tariq.
If you have suggestions of people to feature on the radio for Armed Forces Day or music requests please contact us as…
Phone or Text: 07305448989