May 11, 13
Gateway will be appearing at lots of events throughout the summer. as our Road show season Kicks in
please support the first one
JOHN BARONS MP FUN WALK
The charity event, which will be held at Barleylands Farm, will feature a one-mile route and a three-mile route.
Both will start at 1pm on Sunday, May 19.
The day will also feature family activities, beginning at midday.
Gateway 97.8 Roadshow will be there
Each year the Fun Walk goes from strength to strength, and in 2012 over £100,000 was raised for over 100 projects!
There will be live music, a superb BBQ courtesy of ‘Team Handsome’, other refreshments, and a large barn for charity stalls – the objective being to raise awareness of all beneficiaries as well as money.
May 06, 13
This month we celebrate Basildon music history with a special segment on electronic music; Jo even plays a hoover! Also, Word Up, Dodgy Vinyl, Gig Guide and great music.
Mar 28, 13
Welcome to a new program called “Gateway Top 40 Countdown” where I will be attempting to play you all the top 40 songs from the UK official charts from any week spanning from 1960 to 2012….. That’s 52 years of great music. :)
I will be also talking about Top 40 facts, the technology and current affairs when the songs were in the chart and at the end of the show I will get the computer to pick another chart to play on my next show – exciting stuff !!!
You can follow the chart countdown as I count down the songs during this show. I have decided not to back announce the tracks during the show so I can play you all the 40 songs but I am sure you will let me off on this one
To kick off the first show, I have chosen the chart published on my birthday which was on the 6th November 1965 and if it is your first time you have heard all these wonderful songs in their chart order, then it has certainly been my first time as well.
Thanks for listening and remember to tune in again on Easter Monday at 4pm for another great chart countdown.
P.S And listen out for some familiar Gateway 97.8 voices during the show
Feb 28, 13
Our older generation will remember that Matt Monro was the country’s top singer, who sold over 25 million records, and even Frank Sinatra rated him as one of the best!
In a Gateway 97.8 exclusive over Easter, Danny Lawrence not only plays some of his hits but is joined by the late singers daughter, Michele Monro.
More details to come soon.
Oct 26, 12
So, it’s finally here. Skyfall is upon us and it has been an amazing 50 years of James Bond Films too…
My celebratory two hour James Bond special crammed in as many of the best Bond themes as I could plus featured interviews with Dan Jolin – The Features Editor of Empire Magazine and also Phil from Empire Cinema.
The songs featured were:
Matt Monro – From Russia with love
Tom Jones – Thunderball
Louis Armstrong – We have all the time in the World (On her Majestys Secret Service)
Shirley Bassey – Diamonds are forever
Paul McCartney & Wings – Live and Let Die
Carly Simon – Nobody does it better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Sheena Easton – For your eyes only
Rita Coolidge – All time High (Octopussy)
Duran Duran – View to a Kill
Tina Turner – Goldeneye
You know my name – Chris Cornell (Casino Royale)
Adele – Skyfall
Basildons Favourite Bond was proclaimed as the very lovely Daniel Craig.
If you have any favourite Bond film moments do let me know by the way and also, if you are lucky enough to see Skyfall – again tell me what you thought of it.
Right, where’s my Martini……
We recently visited Ingatestone Hall a great place for a great day out
Lord Petre gave us a guided tour, here the show soon on Gateway 97.8
to find out more about Ingatestone Hall click on the link