About Us

Gateway 97.8 is the station name for your local community radio station based in the heart of Basildon’s Eastgate.

It’s for you if you can tune in and hear it, for you are living, working or driving in its reception area. It’s also for you if you listen on the internet, on this website, wherever in the world you are.

It brings the sounds of home to people near and far, brings the latest local news, views and local movers and shakers. It keeps you informed of walks and talks, gigs and concerts, local traffic and travel, markets, sports and the local weather outlook.

And it also plays great music.

Gateway 97.8 reflects the interests, tastes, backgrounds, cares and concerns of our wonderfully vibrant communities. It introduces new ideas and new music, but never forgets to keep a caring and critical eye on the activities of politicians, local and national wherever they affect us.

Indeed, we seek to provide a forum at which politicians can be held to account: an opportunity for you to express your hopes and concerns. Above all, Gateway 97.8 represents the myriad voices, tastes and expectations of our communities in this wonderfully vibrant part of South and Sou’west Essex.

We won A Big Society award from the Prime Minister in 2011 which made us the first broadcaster in the UK to do so

If you would like to play a part in this exciting radio venture, call 01268 833978 during normal office hours, or send an email to  [email protected].