Category Archives: community radio

Africa’s Only Gay Radio

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Africa’s only gay radio station broadcasts from Pretoria in South Africa.

GaySAradio produces content for Africa’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex communities and is trying to counter homophobia and break down stereotypes.

Jason McCrossan talked to Hendrik Baird the Station Manager of Africa’s only gay radio station which broadcasts from the South African city of Pretoria.

 

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Come Together: Interview with Barb Jungr

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Cabaret & Jazz star Barb Jungr is currently touring the UK & Europe with Grammy Award Winning arranger John McDaniel.

They have released an album called ‘Come Together’ which features revelatory renditions of Beatles Classics.

The duo are performing in Faversham at The Assembley Rooms Thursday 17th November and then the The Astor Theatre in Deal on the 19th Nov.

Barb spoke to Monday Matters presenter Jason McCrossan about the album and the inspiration behind it.

 

For more information about Barb: http://www.barbjungr.co.uk/

For more information about John: http://www.johnmcdaniel.com/

Monday Matters health & nutrition 17 October 2016

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The featured artist is Julian Cope – who celebrates is birthday on 21 Oct. He was also lead the singer for the band The Teardrop Explodes.

The first stage of the operation to retake Mosul started. Joint forces will do this from the north, east and south. The west will be left open deliberately, allowing Islamic State fighters a route of escape. It is largely desert in this direction so drones will monitor the terrain and pick off IS fighters as they flee. Mosul is a big city – it is estimated there could be as many as 1.5 million people left inside. Lise Grande is the UN Humanitarian co-ordinator and talks of the issues facing the civilians

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day and we have known that many cereal staples, that make up our breakfast, can be full of sugars. Health and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton – who is the UK based spokesperson of a new healthy breakfast cereal called Quinoa Crack – who tells us how we can get a free trial cereal box.

Monday Matters Trump v Clinton 10 Oct 2016

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They say politics is – show business for ugly people – well, new Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that Ball’s Charleston was better than his economic forecasting…well, we will hear from Ed Balls about Strickly, the EU referendum and the future of the Labour party.

Our featured artist of the week is: Singer-songwriter and producer Kirsty Maccoll who released pop hits like “They Don’t Know.” If she was alive – she’d be 57 years old – as it was she was killed in a boating accident in December 2000 – aged 41.

Secretary of State David Davis made a statement in the House of Commons on the next steps in leaving the European Union. He used his appearance to tell EU leaders including that any attempt to damage Britain “is not a good strategy to pursue”.

In the final hour Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated in a town hall setting during the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. We will hear some of the memorable moments from the debate

Saturday Breakfast with Anthony Hamilton & Dave Cash 22 October 2016.

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In the NEWSQUIZ? Jason plays a clip from the weeks news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?

TRANQUIL TIME: POEM: Alice Meynell – In Autumn

07:40: European Space Probe – It’s been confirmed an experimental Mars lander crashed on the planet’s surface earlier this week. We’ll hear from ExoMars flight operations director Michel Denis.

0810: Trump v Clinton- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded jocular insults at the annual Alfred E Smith charity dinner in New York on Thursday.

08:40: The legendary radio presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74. Jason will chat to radio commentator Paul Chantler.

9AM: Pick of the Number One Pops – the songs we play were number 1 on this day; 1968; 1978; 1988; 1998

09:40: FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton says he will “take it like a man” if he loses this year’s Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Jason chats to Lewis’s dad Anthony Hamilton.

Monday Matters #CPC16 HIV cure 03 October 2016

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We have the World Tonight where we hear stories making the headlines around the world. In NOT in the News: a time wasting woman dialled 999 to request an ambulance to take her home after she’d been shopping and now had SORE FEET.

After 8pm a British man who is undergoing a pioneering treatment for HIV hopes to become the first person in the world to be cured of the virus. After 8pm we’ll talk to Dr Mark Samuels from the National Institute for Health Research.

Our featured group is the REO Speedwagon – as Kevin Cronin celebrates his birthday on Thursday.

It’s the Conservative Party conference taking place in Birmingham and we will hear from the chancellor Philip Hammond about his plans for the next year. The chancellor suggested Ed Ball’s performance on Strictly Come Dancing – was better than his economic forecasting. Will Mr Hammond live up to the hype?

Saturday Breakfast 1066 Battle of Hastings 15 October 2016

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NEWSQUIZ? What’s The Story? Jason plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?

TRANQUIL TIME: POEM: Edmund Blunden – Preparations For Victory
07:40: FEATURE: James Heappey MP – Future of Energy

8AM: Treasure Hunt
0810: FEATURE: Hilda Ogden – Jean Alexander
08:40: INTERVIEW: John Cameron Childline – Creepy Clowns

9AM: Pick of the NMB 1 Pops; 1979; 1989; 1999; 2009
09:20: FEATURE: Farage –v- Eminem
09:40: INTERVIEW: Michael Carter from English Heritage to talk about the 950th re-enactment of the battle of Hastings.

Interview with comedian Robert Auton

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Award winning writer, performer and comedian Rob Auton is currently on tour with The Sleep Show. It follows on from the success of performing to packed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

He will be performing at the Margate Theatre Royal on 25-Sep and then at Canterbury Marlow on the 13 April 2017.

He spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM.

Monday Matters, AA Roads & Labour Party Conference 26 September 2016

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Cambridge born Olivia Newton-John is the featured artist and we will be playing 4 non-stops songs back to back.

It’s party political season at the moment and the Labour party were in Liverpool. We will hear from Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell who announced he would introduce a “real living wage” of at least £10 an hour in 2020 if elected.

An AA poll shows 8 out of 10 drivers think removal of hard shoulder for Smart Motorway makes motorway more dangerous. Drivers feel that this is not enough to avoid broken down vehicles being forced to stop in live running lanes, with the danger of being hit from behind.

When asked by AA to describe their thoughts on the lay-bys, phrases such as “death zones”, “foolish planners’ promised land” and “desperate unreachable havens” were used. Jason spoke to AA President Edmund King about the findings.

106.9 SFM Sittingbourne Jason McCrossan Saturday Breakfast 01 October

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Jason on 106.9 SFM 100% Local Radio for Sittingourne

We start with the NewsQuiz – What’s The Story? Jason plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound? If you can – get in touch with Jan.

Our Tranquil Time poem is Song at the beginning of Autumn by Elizabeth Jennings read by Gill Fraser Lee.

8am brings the return of Treasure Hunt and also it appears 80s’ babies are a generation apart when it comes to wealth, compared with people born a decade earlier. A report shows those now in their early 30s are worth an average of 27-thousand pounds. We hear from Personal finance expert Hannah Maundrell.

Pick of the Number One Pops is from the years 1962; 1972; 1982; 1992.