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31st December 2012
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

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First of all a very happy new year to everyone at Gateway 97.8 and all our wonderful listeners! Thank you for all your support and interest in 2012. I hope you will stick with me in 2013!

The first Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 of 2013 mixes, in our usual eclectic manner, tracks from some newly arrived CDs with tracks from some more of the excellent CDs which were received in 2012.

So how is this for a great mix? Groanbox, Michael ‘Iron Man’ Burks, Julian Sas, Shaggy Dogs, The Blues Water, Baby Isaac, Long Tall Deb, Sunday Wilde, Meena, Magda Piskorczyk with special guest Billy Gibson, Stevie Dupree & the Delta Flyers with Marcia Ball, David Migden & the Dirty Words, The Motives featuring Matt Taylor, John Alexander, Walker Broad, Matty Powell, Sofie Reed, Mark Harrison, Ruthie Foster, Paddy Milner, Eric Bibb, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bob Brozman and a slice of birthday cake for Kris Dollimore.

So much fine music in just two hours!

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UK time Wednesday by tuning your radio to 97.8fm in Basildon, East Thurrock and surrounds or by clicking on the Listen Live button in the web site header at

Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 2nd January 2013 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 6th January 2013 between 20.00 & 22.00  UK time.

A podcast of the show will be available from 10.00 p.m. Sunday at i-tunes  and on PodOmatic at

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