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The Platters show

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Gateway 97.8 are pleased to announce that The Platters from USA have made there very own radio show for Easter Monday, The Platters sing all all there songs plus give an insight into there favourite artistes! Coming soon to Gateway 97.8 show produced by Danny Lawrence Read More »

Gateway 97.8 and BHR 1287

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Gateway 97.8 is proud to be working with BHR 1287 on some programmes – Friday 27th March – Question Time will be broadcast on Gateway 97.8 and on Basildon Hospital Radio BHR 1287 from our Gateway studios in the Eastgate Centre. Sunday 5th April – the BHR 1287 request show will be jointly broadcast from the studios in Basildon Hospital ... Read More »

Nick becomes a Rotary Champion of Change

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On Tuesday 17th March Nick Lamborn of the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower joined a very select team when he received an award for being a 2014/5 Rotary Champion of Change. The ceremony took place in the Palace of Westminster hosted by Lord Wallace of Tankerness, the deputy leader of the House of Lords accompanied by the RIBI president, Peter ... Read More »

Rigoletto comes to the Towngate —

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Rigoletto is perhaps the first really great opera from Verdi. It is certainly an audience favourite worldwide. It’s coming to the Towngate, sung in Italian, but with English surtitles which must be one of the best ways to enjoy it, for Italian lends itself so beautifully to musical phrasing. Incidentally, it’s said that Rigoletto was the favourite Verdi opera of ... Read More »

OPEN STATION EVENTS

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GET INVOLVED Please note that for the past 4 years Gateway 97.8 holds regular training sessions and Listener and Advisory meetings from the world of business, we meet every Tuesday evening from 6pm till 930pm at our Gateway 97.8 studios where the above is incorporated into our sessions to involve listeners involvement, local business and new volunteers who want to ... Read More »

True Blue John Baron Goes Pink

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John Baron, the Tory MP for Basildon and Billericay, goes pink for breast cancer awareness and stresses the importance of earlier diagnosis  John Baron MP is supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, ‘Wear it Pink’ day. This year’s theme is ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24th October, people all across the country will ... Read More »

Paul Bliss: Star Fleet Memories

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Ros Connors presents a profile of songwriter and musician Paul Bliss, who created the Bliss Band and was keyboard player with The Hollies and the Moody Blues.  In 1982 Paul wrote and composed all of the music for a childrens’ puppet sci-fi series called Star Fleet, shown on ITV.  Following a visit to Basildon’s Honywood Studios and Music Rooms, Paul ... Read More »

Primary Schools Safety Ads

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About a week ago, the Arthur Bugler School and Pitsea Junior School both came into us at Gateway 97.8 to take part in a workshop all about personal safety – namely, road and fire safety. The workshop was in our eyes a great success, with representatives from Essex Police and the Essex County Fire & Rescue services attending to give ... Read More »

Gateway roadshow to appear

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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 ... Read More »

Essex Folk

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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. Read More »