From this week R101 will strengthen its schedule with exclusive voices and new programmes.
The first new feature, as Guido Monti, R101’s station manager underlined, is the arrival of Gene Gnocchi on the team: “Every day during the Dini and Lester programme (from 10 am to 12.30 pm), he will be R101’s special correspondent who, travelling around the country, will attempt to resolve, in a comic way, situations and “surreal problems” with his proverbial irreverence. Meanwhile, Saturday mornings will feature Gnocchi a colazione a programme that will wake Italians up with good humour, suggesting unlikely places to visit during the weekend, also because “who starts well …” also applies to the weekend, concluded Monti.
R101 will also give birth to a new artistic duo. Ugo Conti and Gianfranco Monti will be the two new voices of weekend programming. On Saturdays with Giro di Taglia – Da nord a sud e viceversa, a new programme, on the air from 10 am to 12 midday and on Sundays from 10 am to 1pm.
This new duo will bring their creativity and humour to the radio and offer listeners across Italy advice about things to do at the weekend: from food to fairs, restaurants to unmissable markets, exhibitions and sports events. For the first time Ugo Conti will take the reins of a radio programme and, along with Gianfranco Monti, will involve well-known guests, asking for opinions and ideas about food and wine, and getting them to talk about how they spend their weekends.
On Saturday afternoons, Beat Box will be on the air from 3 pm to 7 pm, a new show presented by Tamy T (for the first part) and Federico L’Olandese Volante (for the last two hours), with a 4-hour panorama dedicated to music and the international hit parades. They will explore and look in detail at music news, showbiz stories, new entries and the best of the most recent releases, from the most downloaded to the tracks most played in clubs or broadcast on radio around the world.
And Saturday will also see the unmissable Superclassifica show, presented by Tamara Donà move to the new time of 7 to 9 pm.
But there are big changes on Sundays too: Vladimir Luxuria will start with Ristorante Vladi-Luna; the R101 editorialist will accompany the Sunday lunchtime, from 1 to 2 pm, along with Isabella Eleodori, with a range of news and curiosities.
Luxuria cooks and comments on the news on R101 also during the week, with the traditional slot on the air from Monday to Friday from 12.30 to 1 pm.
From 8 to 10 pm Domenicarica will give listeners an opportunity to enjoy again the most amusing moments of the Carica di 101, the morning show presented by Cristiano Militello, Paolo Cavallone and Sara, which for the occasion will be back on air in the evening to accompany those coming back from the weekend, with the best jokes of the last seven days and the most significant contributions to a programme that has become an unmissable appointment for those who during the week want to wake up with a smile.
Finally, Friday nights, from 3 to 5 am, and on Sundays between midnight and 2 pm, will be coloured with the sound of black music, with a new programme Black Notes: the beginning and the end of the weekend will consequently be accompanies by the warm sounds of the masters who have made the history of this genre, presented by Dr. Felix.