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2 min. 17.11.2017 From our online archive
Luxembourg's English-language radio station ARA City Radio has often sought ways to entertain listeners beyond the standard DJ music format and most recently the team hit on the idea of creating a comic radio drama.
Three of 'stars' of Luxembourg's new comic radio drama 'Luxembourg 102.9'

Luxembourg's English-language radio station ARA City Radio has often sought ways to entertain listeners beyond the standard DJ music format and most recently the team hit on the idea of creating a comic radio drama.

Entitled "Luxembourg 102.9", ARA City Radio describe the five part series as "a tale of ordinary media folk struggling to get by in the world’s wealthiest city."

The drama began a few weeks ago on the Freshly Squeezed Breakfast Show present by Sam Steen, who also writes music interviews for the English Wort.

Every Monday from 8am to 8:30am, the episodes can be heard, but on the final episode will be revealed at a special  live read-through of the entire script on Thursday December 7, at 7pm.

Sam Steen and Ben Andrews play themselves in the new radio drama 'Luxembourg 102.9'
Sam Steen and Ben Andrews play themselves in the new radio drama 'Luxembourg 102.9'

The fun event is being held upstairs in Urban Bar in Luxembourg City, a significant location as it was the original location of  Radio ARA, before the move to Rotondes.

ARA City is inviting listeners to support the cast as they struggle not to laugh during their 'epic' performance.

In celebration, and to calm a few nerves, free beer will be served at the event for the cast and audience.

Breakfast host Sam Steen said "I am constantly amazed at the stuff we come up with, it's never one person, somehow it is always a joint effort of stupidity that gets us going," he said.

"We like doing these live events because it's a fun and relaxed way for us to get to know our listeners, equally it's a great way for people to put faces to the voices they listen to every day," Sam concluded.

For those that may not have heard the first episodes, here is a little recap:

Sam has started the most fiendishly impossible 'I-Spy' after spotting a man in leather trousers at the bus stop. Ben fails to show up for his programme. Germain panics and calls the police, who take Lisa, Natasha and Marina into custody, citing a possible dispute over organic food and holiday scheduling.

Alternatively, listen below...

The cast

  • Sam Steen as Sam Steen
  • Mark Weedon as Mark Weedon
  • Lisa McLean as Lisa McLean
  • Ben Andrews as Ben Andrews
  • Natasha Liati-Jones as Natasha Liati Jones
  • Germain as Germain
  • Céline Agnés as Céline
  • Danica Leib as an Aussie
  • Nurse Burns as Nurse Burns
  • Guest appearance Neil Johnson

Event details

The live read-through of "Luxembourg 102.9"  take place at Urban Bar, 2 Rue de la boucherie, L-1247 Luxembourg from 7pm on December 7.

Entrance is free and all are welcome but space is limited, so is advisable to get the there early. For more information, join the Facebook Event.