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Coffee & Tea – 8th February

8th February 2020
Posted by Tyler

Happy Saturday!

@TylerPittaway & Producer Fraser back on air this week on Coffee & Tea

We spoke to Mayor David Burton-Sampson and Dewie from Basildon Pride about their plans for the Basildon Pride Parade today.

They have been in the Eastgate Centre today with a lot of entertainment for shoppers. Check out our interview with him at the end of the blog.

We also had all the usual features on the show:

On this day in music:

  • 1981 – R.E.M made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios Smyrna, Georgia
  • 1986 – Billy Ocean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’
  • 1992 – Right Said Fred started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’m Too Sexy’, a No.2 hit in the UK

In your celeb birthdays, we have:

  • Dani Hammer, 31
  • Seth Green, 46
  • John Williams, 88


Cross The Line – Tomorrow, 2pm & 7.30pm

Star Studios of Performing Arts from Canvey Island are proud to be returning to the Towngate Theatre for the 10th time to showcase their talented performers.

Islands in the Stream – Thursday 13th Feb, 7:30

Bringing together the music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

The Circus of Horrors: Valentine’s Day Massacre – Friday 14th Feb, 7:30

An amazing collection of horror and comedy acts, driven by a rock & roll soundtrack. Suitable for ages 16+


Macbeth – Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre production present Shakespeare’s darkest and spookiest thriller

Sunday Jazz – Tomorrow, 12:45pm

Corrigan’s Band of Hope celebrate the 45th anniversary of bringing the very best of Dixieland Jazz

Kojo Anim presents The Taxi Tour – Tomorrow, 7:30

Join 2019 Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer comedy star Kojo Anim on his debut UK tour, sharing funny observations about life, parenthood and family

My Funny Valentine – Friday 14th Feb, 2:30pm

Award-winning singer Robert Habermann sings 30 of the most popular romantic love songs to celebrate this special day.

Songs include: When I Fall In Love; That’s Amore; To Make You Feel My Love; Love and Marriage; And I Love You So; and many more.


That’s Amoré – Tonight, 7:30pm

Tenors Un Limited bring the best loved songs of the last century. The group will also be joined by local choir Thameside Young Producers.

Matchgirls – Thursday 13th and Friday 14th Feb, 7:30

This grifty musical follows the appalling conditions in which the 1,400 women and girls faced while working in the East End’s Bryant & May match factory in 1888

For your trip back in time:

Gateway Gold Tracks - All of your favorite oldies!

Gateway Gold is our feature we do around quarter-past and quarter-to hours during the day on Gateway 97.8. This week on the show, the system found these in the archive:

Brilliant 1960s tracks played on Gateway 97.8

Tremeloes – Do You Love Me

Throwbacks to the 1970s on Our Local Radio

Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

Classic 80s tracks on Gateway 97.8

Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters

Classics from the 90s on Gateway 97.8

No Doubt – Don’t Speak

00s tracks on Our Local Radio

S Club 7 – Have You Ever

10s music on Gateway

Lorde – Royals

Here’s the interview with Basildon’s mayor and Dewie from Basildon Pride:

You can find more information on the Basildon Pride Website or on their Twitter

And that’s all for today! Catch the show again on the Gateway listen again service, here!

That’s your lot for this week. Keep listening to Gateway, and we’ll be back with you soon! 🙂