Category Archives: Christmas

The ‘National Living Rage’ Christmas song!

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Siobhain McDonagh is the MP for MP for Mitcham and Morden who brought together a group of MPs to release the ‘National Living Rage’ Christmas campaign song to generate higher public awareness of some UK companies who have been cutting the total pay of their long-serving staff, as a result of the increases to the national living wage.

She spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM about the campaign and her desire to raise awareness of the fact that thousands of people in this country, who are already on low pay, are receiving a pay cut.

 

For more information: http://www.siobhainmcdonagh.org.uk/campaigns/nationallivingrage.aspx

 

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Hospice singers aim for Christmas number 1

Xmas Breakfast Show 2015

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On the final Saturday Breakfast show of 2015 our TRANQUIL TIME poem is Spellbound by Emily Bronte and is read by Gill Fraser Lee.

After 8am the battle for the Official Christmas Number 1 remains incredibly close, as the NHS Choir continues to chase Justin Bieber for this year’s festive crown. The NHS Choir is trying to get their charity song A Bridge Over You to number one this Xmas & one of their singers Caroline Smith joins Jason for a chat at 0810.

STAR WARS: Force Awakens is out in the cinemas this week and MC Jezza Fellows went to a midnight screening – he’ll give us his talk of the town around 08:40am.

The team play a game of SECRET SANTA – where they have to guess which actor is playing Santa from some film clips Jason will play.

It’s a special edition of Pick Of The Christmas Number one Pops where the years include: 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992. And also in the final hour – James Waters & Newsy Jan play a Xmas edition of Bits & Pieces – how many Xmas songs can you guess?

The Quiz of 2015

Jason McCrossan presents his quiz of 2015.  Jason is the quiz master and is joined by Kyra Cross, Roy Herbert and eventually by Stu James.  All the questions relate to things that happened in the year of MMXV.

ON TONIGHT’S MONDAY MATTERS

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This particular Monday Matters marks the last of ‘usual’ programming we will do until 2016!!  Although I WON’T be playing ANY CHRISTMAS MUSIC TONIGHT! (well apart from beds & jingles!) -although the songs I will play ARE linked to Christmas.

Tonight I’m playing – Non-Christmas – Christmas music!!

All the songs I’m going to play were in the UK Top 20 on the 25th of December on their year of release!  So, they may bring back memories of Christmas – but they were not Christmas songs!  There are some crackers as well – who remembers…..The Barron Knights;  Jellybean Ft Elisa Fiorllo; a cracker of a song by Chicken Shed?; Kate Bush’s – Rocket Man?; Godley & Creme?  There are loads of great songs that were in the charts on 25th December – but that YOU WON’T hear on a loop in Asda, Tesco’s or Morrisons!!!

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Also, instead of our featured artist -I bring you: Jason’s Christmas December Disco  – where I play 4 1970s disco songs that were also in the top 20 charts on 25th December – including: Billy Ocean, Rose Royce, Donna Summer & MJ….

AND Let us not forget – The premiere of the latest Star Wars movie The Force Awakens, takes place in Los Angeles later.  There will be a Star Wars – NOT IN THE NEWS…special between 7pm and 8pm.

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After Jason’s Christmas December Disco; Kyra brings us this weeks music news (the last of 2015) and then our Roving Reporter Bonnie Britain files her latest report about a MoleculeArt event in London’s South Bank Oxo Tower – where she drank cocktails and sprayed all different types of paint on to canvas as part of an art exhibition.
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In the final hour it’s my last interview of 2015 – which is with the author, blogger and writer Lisa Wilson (aka Juror13).  Lisa has blogged from various trials and writes her articles from the perspective of a juror.
Tonight we discuss the life and trial of Oscar Pistorius and how he shouldn’t of been at the Olympics at all – but he bullied his way on to the ticket.  Lisa has met the family of Reeva Steenkamp and will discuss the continuation of the work that Reeva was embarking by her mother June.  The foundation seeks to help and protect women from violent men or relationships.  Oscar Pistorius – the man he really is – is after 9pm (GMT).

You can tune in via the Tunein Radio App

Or by visiting the 106.9 SFM Website

Santa Paws Comes To Kent

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Staff and animals at the Brands Hatch Battersea Dogs and Cats centre are getting into the festive spirit by inviting animal lovers from across Kent and the surrounding areas to join them for some Christmas fun at their countryside centre.

The Santa Paws event features a snowy Santa’s Grotto, which will be open for children to meet a special guest from the North Pole and lots of craft activities including making Christmas tree decoration and creating purrfect presents and gifts for your pets or, you can make presents to donate to the animals of Battersea.

As well as all that there’ll be christmas music, frosty cakes and loads of refreshments – as well as the opportunity to meet their countryside cats and canines up close!

Santa Paws is taking place this Saturday 12th December from 10.30am – 2.30pm.

Standard admission fees apply. Find out how to find them.

106.9 SFM Presents: Snow White and the SFM Dwarves!

The 106.9 SFM Christmas Panto for 2014!
The 106.9 SFM Christmas Panto for 2014!

The 106.9 SFM Christmas Pantomime 2014: Snow White and the SFM Dwarves!

Packed full of everything you ever wanted in a panto: innuendo, amateur acting… and Terry Wogan.


Cast

Narrator: Nick Berry
Producer:  Kyra Cross
Snow White:  Lauren Holtum
Buttons:  Dan Pope
Prince:  Gary Croucher
Wicked Stepmother:  Jason McCrossan
Widow Twanky:  Pete Flynn
Magic Mirror:  Mark Rogers
Roger, the crazy Professor: Roger Wingco Wrapson
Fairy Rockfather: Dave Fuller


THE DWARVES:
Doc: Tony Weaver
Rocky: Kev Wilson
Poppy: Kevin Field
Indie: Darren Lawrence
R: Ollie Field
B: Lui Haider (R + B, geddit?)
Margaret: Sam Gillham

WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE FROM:
Terry Wogan: Stuart Baker