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Open Day


Audio from our open day on 15/11/2014 Read More »

Nurses appeal gets a Fireman’s Lift

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Basildon firefighters gave Macmillan nurses a fundraising lift when they turned up at a charity quiz night on 21 August at Club Kingswood. The fundraiser sought to raise funds and awareness for the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Macmillan Team. The nurses’ team is an independent fundraising arm of Macmillan Support, so the money raised goes directly to the care of patients ... Read More »

Chinese New Year


Today saw Basildon celebrate Chinese New Year to welcome in the ‘Year of the Horse’. The day features many different Martial Arts demonstrations on the 1st Floor ‘bridge’ area in the Eastgate Centre, calligraphy on the Ground Floor and the excitement of the Lion Dance as remarkably athletic Chinese Lions went from shop to shop for a bite to eat ... Read More »

Kodosai Cultural Event


Gateway 97.8 was proud to support the Kodōsai Cultural Event which was held at the Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon between Friday 4th October to Sunday 6th October. Hundreds of visitors from around the world arrived in Basildon for the three day Japanese cultural event which featured workshops on Japanese culture and experiences, including Japanese haiki poetry, Japanese shodo ... Read More »

Live From Kodasai Culture Event


Gateway 97.8 is proud to support the Kodosai Cultural Event which will be held at the Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park over this coming weekend. Hundreds of visitors from around the world are expected in Basildon for the three day Japanese cultural event which will feature workshops on Japanese culture and experiences, including Japanese haiki poetry, Japanese shodo calligraphy, and Samurai ... Read More »

Gateway 97.8 Broadcasts LIVE from the Essex Country Show


On Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September we broadcasted LIVE! from the Essex Country Show. There was lots going on including displays, workshops and a big food hall. We would like to thanks all of our Engineering Team for working so hard to get us there. Please see all the pictures below Read More »

Kents Hill Junior School Fete

Kents Hill Junior School

The Friends of Kents Hill Junior School, a registered charity, held a fun packed afternoon on Saturday 6th July between 12pm and 4pm, at Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, SS7 5PS. The fete boasted a BBQ, Home Made Cakes, Traditional Stalls and a Pimms and Beer Stall, Bouncy Castles area and plenty of Traditional Sideshows to keep little ones occupied. Following ... Read More »

Yoga Jon with Ant Parker


On Saturday, Parker was joined by local Yoga instructor Jon Clark, talking about the classes he runs and about Yoga in general. He runs classes during the week at the Laindon Play Centre, Hockley Public Hall, and at the Fryerns Community Centre. About Jon (taken from his website): I moved to Rayleigh in 2003 and I have been practising yoga ... Read More »

Coffee & Tea Leigh Festival OB

Leigh Festival

Mike Bromfield, organiser of Leigh Festival, talking to Ros Connors on Coffee & Tea Well we certainly had a party when Saturday 29th June 2013 saw the 22nd Leigh Folk Festival roll onto the shores of Essex, and Gateway 97.8 were there to join in the celebrations. Ros Connors and the Gateway team all took shelter from it all in ... Read More »

Coffee and Tea Update

Days after the spectacular closing ceremony to the London 2012 games, music & entertainment retailer HMV has looked at the album sales on CD and download formats combined of the artists who either performed on the night or whose music was showcased during the event, and then compared this demand with the previous Monday (6 Aug) a week ago to ... Read More »