Tuesday , 1 December 2015
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Max Whitlock in tune with his local radio! wins Gold!


British gymnast Max Whitlock made history in Glasgow recently, becoming the first British man to win a world gymnastics title. Max who won a Gold medal on the pommel, also won a silver medal in the floor competition,and was part of the history making team who became the first British men’s team to win a world silver record. Hear the ... Read More »

John interviews Paul Daniels


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Jack & the Beanstalk at the Towngate Theatre


It is panto time again at the Towngate Theatre Basildon, as the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk gathered together in the October sunshine for their annual photoshoot in St Martin’s Square. Simon Fielding is back for an amazing ninth year as co-producer, director, and star of what looks set to be a GIANT sellout. Also returning this year is ... Read More »

Interview with Trudy Kilcullen CEO Jack Petchey foundation


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Gateway wins award

October 2015 Achievers Graduation (1 of 1)

Gateway 97.8 from Basildon wins Jack Petchey Crystal award The Jack Petchey Crystal Awards at City Hall, London on Friday 2nd October mark the 15th anniversary of the Jack Petchey Foundation and the milestone of having invested £100m to youth projects in London and Essex. In a special gesture to mark the occasion £225,000 of grant awards were given on ... Read More »

GATEWAY is 5 years old!


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Hot Stuff in Hornchurch


It’s sassy, it sizzles, it’s ‘Hot Stuff’, a musical journey back to the 1970’s with plenty of top tunes from the day that will get you foot-tapping in the aisles and clapping in the air. The production is the latest from ‘cut to the chase’, the resident company of professionals at the Queens’ Theatre in Hornchurch that has already brought ... Read More »

Laindon Accountant runs London Marathon


Accountant Jason Dormer from Laindon, was one of many who completed the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April.  He raised over £4000 for the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity.  Congratulations Jason from all at Gateway 97.8. Jason spoke to Ros Connors on Gateway’s Drivetime show. Read More »

Boeing! Boeing! A Must-See Comedy at the Queen’s, Hornchurch

Boeing Boeing (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch)

It’s not so much a matter of Boeing! Boeing! now, but of Going! Going! because if you don’t hurry, it will be gone. The show runs to March 28th and is playing to pretty full houses: you can count on the public to know a good thing when they see it. And cut to the chase the Queen’s Theatre’s own ... Read More »

Canvey Buggy Walk for Autism Awareness


This year World Autism Awareness Week is between 27th March and 2nd April. Canvey islander Catherine Roberts spoke to Drivetime’s Ros Connors about organising the Seawall Buggy Walk and invited Gateway listeners to put on their walking shoes and  join in. Read More »