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Upminster performer gets the ‘mod’ in a new musical


      Fans of the Small Faces will need to rush to get their tickets for a brand new musical telling the life and music of the mod rockers. Local performer Drew-Levi returns to the stage at The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo until May 21 when the show goes on a UK tour, coming to Chelmsford and Southend. He ... Read More »

Easter Holiday Events


John Jenkins is here with some fun Easter ideas for your children this holiday! Read More »

John remembers Paul Daniels


At the end of Last year student John Jenkins spoke to Magician Paul Daniels, Paul who has sadly recently Died also came into the Gateway studios and a great supporter of Community radio, hear Johns interview again Student John Jenkins interviews top Magician Read More »

Mother’s Day Giveaway

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Mothers Day Comp To win £50 of Garden vouchers please email the following answers to or text to 01268 833978 A cygnets mum would be a ? answer swan A fawns mum would be a ? answer deer A lambs mum would be a ? answer sheep Winner is Jenny Gibbons Congratulations! Read More »

Adverse Weather- Winter watch


Should there be snow and adverse weather please come back to this page which will feature items for our area including school closures if necessary. Read More »

Bernie Clifton on the voice talks to Danny

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here our interview with Tv comedian Bernie Clifton who appeared on BBC The voice Read More »

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 »

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 »