Gateway 97.8 FM, branded as Gateway 97.8, is a UK– based Community Radio station. It served the areas of Basildon in the Essex division of England and East Thurrock Football Club. The founder of this radio network was Yvonne Williams.
About Gateway 97.8 FM
The service debuted as Gateway 97.8 in September 2010. Initially, FM broadcasted from a shop in Basildon. In the Upper Galleries, the studio is situated and welcomes visitors from the nearby shops. It promotes volunteer groups, local companies, and artists. In 2011, declared this a winner of the PM Big Society award. After this great achievement, in 2012, it was also awarded “The Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service for its outstanding work. In 2014 British Empire Medal was awarded to its Director Danny Lawrence for his work in the channel.
The output of this radio is 24/7, 365 days a year. In Basildon, this is a registered CIC operating from the Upper Galleries of Eastgate center. From 2011 Ofcom data shows the vertical polarization of the station. With the use of a side-mounted dipole, the radiation pattern is consistent. In the South, there is a maximum ERP. Photographing the internal structure is difficult due to the reflection of lights from the roof and other parts of the building.
The station broadcasts the latest local news, talk shows, and sports news to benefit the community. In addition, it adds music to everyone’s life with its great musical shows. This channel’s popular host and employees are Danny Lawrence, Aston Avery, Steve King, Jacqui James, Gary King, Jack Carter, and David Webster.
The list of programs from Monday till Friday are
The Record Shop
Late Night Love
The Urban Meltdown
Weekend programs include
Through the Night
Coffee and Tea
The Chill Factor
Address: The Upper Galleries, Eastgate Center, Basildon
Phone: +44 1268 833978
Official Website: www.gateway978.com
Listen More: 96.5 Bolton FM