Rhytaxi - Gilles Kröger, Basel English Panto Group

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3 November, 2020

Gilles Kröger, captain for Rhytaxi Basel, joined us in the the studio to talk about the company, its services and its special relationship with Basel. The company was founded in 2001 with one small boat and now operates four, offering sightseeing-tours, events, transfers, and long-hauls. Rhytaxi is operated mostly by a team of retired commercial shipping captains now sharing their love of life on the water. Gilles especially likes giving tours of the Port of Switzerland (did you know that Switzerland has a port, and that it's in Basel??). Located at Dreiländereck, the harbor is typically full of a variety of freighter vessels of different sizes and points of origin around the world. For those interested in something intimate, Gilles' team offers winter catering events like: on-board raclette, fondue, apéro and even Thanksgiving! (COVID Rules apply - limited capacity per party/boat.) The team is looking forward to the 20th anniversary of the company next year and will be celebrating with special planned events yet to be announced. Stay tuned, and we hope you can join them on the Rhein! Listen to the interview here.


Our intrepid correspondent Ben Moult was back in the studio. He's been busy helping the team at the Basel English Panto Group with their upcoming production of Goldilocks And The 3 Bearz. The Panto group will be broadcasting this year's production live on Zoom and will also record the show for streaming. For those interested, you can buy your tickets on-line at Basel Panto's website. You'll be sent a log-in code 24 hours before the show with a link to the Zoom broadcast.







Our musical theme this evening was new music released in recent months, featuring the following tracks:

GusGus (featuring VÖK) - Higher

Hayley Kiyoko - She

Faithless (featuring Nathan Bell) - Synthesizer

War On Women - Wonderfull Hell

Maximo Park - Child Of The Flatlands

Napalm Death - A Bellyfull of Salt and Spleen