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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.

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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.

Monday Matters Housemartins & Rob Auton 19 Sept 2016

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The featured artist is the Housemartins.

There has been a rise in the number of children calling the Childline helpline reporting online abuse and grooming. We have a report after 8pm.

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.

Saturday Breakfast + Canterbury food festival 24 Sept 2016

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Jan returns to take your calls, emails and messages. She’ll also be checking the roads and rails to keep you up to date with the latest travel. Colin brings us the sport.
To mark the fact its autumn our Tranquil Time poem is by John Keats – Ode to Autumn.

A campaign group wants banks to take more responsibility when fraudsters steal money from customers’ accounts. Jason chats to Peter Moony after 8.

After 9am – down in Canterbury – it’s their Food and Wine Festival – Kevin Field
– the host of the event, will join us live on the line.

Also in Sittingbourne today it’s the Sittingbourne Mediaeval Mops Fair in the High Street. The Mayor will open the fair at 11am. There will be loads to entertain you including rides, attractions, stalls, food and traders Jake the Jester and Mr Green the Mind Reader.

Saturday Breakfast 17 September 2016

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On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show:

7am – 8am
NEWSQUIZ… Ja plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?

In Tranquil Time our poem today is by John Clare and is called Colours of autumn.

8am-9am
QUIZ – Play Your Cards Right – Jason will shuffle his giaganic playing cards -to reveal 4 cards – all you have to do is guess whether card 5 is Higher or Lower than card 4. We will hear Nigel Farage’s views on UKiPs only MP (they are not nice) .

Also, one in three people admit to middle-lane hogging on a motorway – according to a new survey. Jason chats to PC Anthony Cope.

9am-10am
Pick of the Number One Pops; 1971; 1981; 1991; 2001 – the songs we play were all number one on this day.

And today is Sport In The Park – Jason will speak to Pete & James Waters – his Saturday Show will be live from the event.

Interview with Danny Lucas of @LitterGram

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Litter currently costs Britain £1bn per year and Jason’s guest tonight has set up a smart phone app which lets users report sights of litter directly to their council to clear it up.

Danny Lucas developed the Littergram app over a year ago and as well as chatting to Jason McCrossan about how it works – we also hear how Facebook is trying to force Littergram to change its name.

Saturday Breakfast Maritime Ship Show 10 September 2016

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On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show this morning:

It’s the NEWSQUIZ? Jason will play a clip from the news – but can you work out the story? In Tranquil time our poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee.

It was a big week for star trek fans – as the franchise turned 50 on Thursday – we hear from former Trekker Whoopi Goldberg.

Jason calls upon the ancient spirits and call upon the late and great Bob Holness to make an appearance for our Blockbusters Quiz.

A quarter of Britons travelling overseas have no qualms about using free public wi-fi abroad for online banking. Jason chats to security Expert Tony Anscombe about the hidden dangers of using public WiFi.

We start this hour with Pick Of the Number One Pops then the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have made a charity single in memory of firefighters killed in the 9/11 terror attacks which occurred 15 years tomorrow. Later on today it’s the Maritime Ship Show – Jason will chat to event organiser Bernard McCall.

Monday Matters Barry White & Johnny Cash 12 Sept 2016

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On this edition of Monday Matters broadcast on 106.9 SFM.

On the day that former Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he was quitting as an MP – we will hear what he has to say and the reasons why. We will also hear Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to the news.

The featured artist is Barry White celebrates his birthday on Sep 12, 1944. Jason plays 4 songs including taking requests from listeners.

The Palace of Westminster is due for a critical £7bn refurbishment. Darren McCaffrey went to the house to find out more.

Litter currently costs Britain £1bn per year and Jason’s guest tonight has set up a smart phone app which lets users report sights of litter directly to their council to clear it up. Danny Lucas developed the Littergram app over a year ago and as well as chatting about how it works – we also hear how Facebook is trying to force Littergram to change its name.

On the 12 Sept 2003 Johnny Cash died and we have music & interviews from his life.

Best of Monday Matters 2016

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Jason McCrossan brings a special extended bank holiday edition of Monday Matters which features 4 hours of the best of the music brought to you by the show over the past 9 months of the radio programme.

The show starts with concert tracks from The Feeling, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Depeche Mode and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark to name a few.

There is then music which has just been released, to classic tracks dating back to the 70s.