On Saturday Breakfast – Jason starts by celebrating the Welsh historic win at the Euro 2016’s as the beat Belgium 3-1. Also, can you guess the story behind the news clip in this weeks News Quiz- or is that all just French as well? Gill Fraser Lee returns with Tranquil Time reading the poem – To My Brother by Vera Brittain – as we commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.
After 8am – Jason test your cryptic thinking with our BrainBox quiz and he gets serious as research out today says that people who fall victim to investment scams lose up to £20,000. Matthew Upton from Citizen’s advice spoke to Jason on the launch of Fraud Awareness month.
After 9am – in Pick of the number one pops – we hear songs from Hot Chocolate, Pet Shop Boys, Faith Evans and Puff Daddy and Rihanna.
And after England’s disastrous knockout at the Euro’s – we hear from FA chairman Greg Dyke about why he thinks England did so badly and we also hear from Calum Leslie in France.
Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM returns for 2016.
On the show today Jason and the team play Who Is The Voice – can you guess the mystery voice? Play Your Celebrity Cards Right and the Celebrity Big Brother Update is after 8am with Pick of The Number One Pops after 9am.
As well as that Jason will be celebrating Morse Code day by typing out some special messages using the electronic language.
Kyra is in charge of the texts, tweets and calls; Jan has the news headlines and Lee has the sport.
Gill Fraser Lee reads the poem A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan on Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.
Edith Wharton was an American novelist who published thirty-eight books, including that great love story, “Ethan Frome.” The young author wrote her first efforts on brown paper salvaged from parcels. She was not encouraged. “In the eyes of our provincial society,” she was later to say, “authorship was still regarded as something between a black art and a form of manual labor.” Each was equally despised in her social level. Her first acceptance was three poems which she sent to the editor with her calling card attached.
Gill Fraser Lee read the poem for Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.
John Keats was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death.
Gill Fraser Lee reads To Autumn as heard on Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show on 106.9 SFM.
On 106.9 SFM every Saturday morning, Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio at around 07:50am.
This morning’s poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee (@AHappyflower) and is by Elizabeth Jennings. It’s called – Telling Stories.
Sara Teasdale was born in 1884 and had such poor health for so much of her childhood, she was home schooled until age 9.
Sara’s first poem was published in Reedy’s Mirror, a local newspaper, in 1907. Her first collection of poems, Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, was published that same year. In 1918 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs.
Gill Fraser Lee reads her poem May – broadcast on Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Jill Fraser Lee reads his poem Where Go The Boats on 106.9 SFM Saturday Breakfast show.
Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll and included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice’s adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass.
In an early scene in which she first encounters the chess piece characters White King and White Queen, Alice finds a book written in a seemingly unintelligible language. Realising that she is travelling through an inverted world, she recognises that the verses on the pages are written in mirror-writing. She holds a mirror to one of the poems, and reads the reflected verse of “Jabberwocky”. She finds the nonsense verse as puzzling as the odd land she has passed into, later revealed as a
On 106.9 SFM‘s Saturday Breakfast we do tranquil time where we play poetry on the radio.
Every Saturday morning at around 07:50 on www.sfmradio.com on 106.9 SFM in Sittingbourne & Swale Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio.
This week it was Silly Old Baboon by Spike Milligan.
For more information: www.jmccrossan.co.uk