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December 2013 Highlights

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Throughout December, a chance to hear again highlights from some of our 2013 shows.

We’ll also be inviting listeners (and readers!) to vote for their favourite album and live acts of 2013 with a prize draw to win some great prizes in the run-up to Christmas.

Justin Hayward - photo by Lee Millward
Photo: Lee Millward

Sunday 1 December

18:00 The Songwriters – Justin Hayward
Peter Ross chats to the Moody Blues frontman who released his latest solo album in 2013.
20:00 Purple People
Stuart Hamilton’s latest trawl of Deep Purple and associated bands.
21:00 The Rock Man Files – Iron Maiden

Sunday 8 December

18:00  The Songwriters – Russ Ballard
Peter Ross chats to Russ about his solo career and songwriting.
20:00 Black Sabbath Profile
21:00 The Rock Man Files – Van Halen

Status Quo - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 13 March 2013
Photo: Simon Dunkerley

Sunday 15 December

18:00 Cherry Pickin’ – The Best of Cherry Red Records
End of year special with bumper prize giveaway
20:00 Status Quo Profile
21:00 The Songwriters – Maggie Reilly
A brand new interview/feature on the eve of Maggie’s London date.

Sunday 22 December

18:00 The Songwriters – Joey Tempest
The Europe frontman talks about the return of the band and recent renaissance
21:00 The Best of In Session for GRTR! 2013
Highlights from the early sessions including Magenta, Martin Barre and Dani Wilde.
22:00 Assume The Position: Best of 2013
Favourite tracks of the year as featured in this weekly show including interview highlights

Steve Hackett - Liverpool, 29 October 2013
Photo: David Randall

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December

06:00 Christmas Instrumentals
10:00 Christmas Classic Rock
13:00 Classic Christmas Songs
16:00 Steve Hackett Special
including The Guitarists interview and Favourite Tracks selection (repeat)
18:00 The Best of In Session for GRTR! 2013
Highlights incl. Magenta and Martin Barre (repeat)
19:00 Christmas Bizarre
Where recorders and rock collide (repeat)
20:00 Hard And Heavy Rock

Michael Schenker Parr Hall Warrington 14th April 2013 photo Steve Goudie
Photo: Steve Goudie

Boxing Day – Thursday 26 December

00:01 Jazz Fusion
03:00 Blues
06:00 Instrumental
10:00 Christmas Classic Rock
14:00 Classic Songs
16:00 Jethro Tull Special
Highlights of our Ian Anderson interviews and The Guitarists interview – Martin Barre (repeat)
18:00 The Best of In Session for GRTR! 2013
Highlights incl. Fay & Latta, Albany Down, Federal Charm (repeat)
19:00 Jon Lord Remembered (repeat)
20:00 Rockin The Blues with Stuart Hamilton
21:00 The Guitarists – Michael Schenker
The German guitarist chats about his career
22:00 Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists
David Coverdale’s selection (repeat)
23:00 Joe Bonamassa’s selection (repeat)
00:00 Close

Sunday 29 December

17:00 Rory Reissued
Throughout December we’ll be giving away a complete set of Rory Gallagher reissues.  Here Donal Gallagher talks about the latest releases (repeat)
18:00 Remembering Alvin Lee and Peter Banks (repeat)
21:00 New to GRTR!
A preview of early-2014 releases
22:00 The Best Of 2013
A selection of tracks from the GRTR! reviewer choices and a run-down of the Top 5 Albums and Live Acts as voted for by readers and listeners

Tuesday 31 December

19:00 New Year’s Eve Countdown

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Power Plays w/c 14 October (Mon-Fri)

SANGUINE Ignite (Odyssey Music)
GOODBYE JUNE Switchblade Heart (Earache)
SAINTS OF SIN Nasty Love (indie)
FLYING COLORS The Loss Inside (Mascot)
KEYWEST C’est La Vie (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 14 October (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 DANGER ZONE Don’t Count On Heroes (Pride & Joy Music)
12:00-13:00 ECLIPSE Paradigm (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 GALLAGHER & LYLE Live at De Montfort Hall, 1977 (The Store For Music)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

ROBIN TROWER In The Line Of Fire (1990)

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