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Friday Lovesongs

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Hi guys,

Hope all’s going well with you this week so far and you’re looking forward to tomorrow. As always on a Friday morning, I’ll be bringing you an hour of top quality Lovesongs on the Breakfast Show, between 9 and 10.

This week’s Lovesongs hour opens up with an early 1960’s number from Helen Shapiro.

As well as that, you’ll hear Lovesongs from the likes of Billie Jo Spears, 25 % of The Beatles (AKA Paul McCartney) with an 80’s lovesong, a quirky offering from The Mouldy Peaches and a fantastic tune from Crazy Town.

I’ll also have a breakup tune after 9 30, this week is a track from last year, by Two Door Cinema Club.

You can influence what I play by choosing a tune-if you wanna hear a Lovesong, it’d be great to hear from you in advance-then I’ll line it up to play between 9 and 10 tomorrow-as long as I can get my hands on it.

It’s gonna be a good hour, I feel-hope you can be tuned in, as always.

Breakfast Today

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Hello guys,

It’s Ben here from Saint FM Breakfast, Just letting you know I’m back on today from half 7, until 10 o’clock, as usual.

Highlights on today’s show include details of our local events -I’ll be looking at the Saint FM diary at 25 past 8 and half past 9 this morning, giving you details of some events in the Maldon and Burnham area, in the next couple of days.

John Whittingdale (MP for Maldon and Saint FM’s man at Westminster) is back on the phone to me at a quarter to 9 for a chat, talking about what he’s been up too lately and what his plans are for the week ahead.

As if that’s not enough, I’ll be playing the Topical Tune at 10 to 10 and as always I’d like your suggestions on this:

If you’ve got any ideas relating to this story, let me know. Ring me on 01621 928 046,
Send me an email:

text the studio on 84555 (it’ll cost you 25 P to do so, plus your standard network rate and you will need to put the word ‘saint’ followed by a space before writing anything else),
or you can let me know your ideas on my blog, just by leaving a comment here.

You can also let me know if you have any general requests not related to the Topical Tune-anything goes from 7 30 until 10, as always.

It’s gonna be a busy show, don’t you agree? It all starts at half 7, so I’ll be on your radio/computer then!

Breakfast Today

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Hello everyone,

Hope you’re ready and poised for a good first full week of the year. Whether you are or not, I’ll be here this morning with another Breakfast show from half 7-10, to ease you into the new working week.

Things pretty much get back to normal on the show today, I’ll have details of fourth-coming events over the next couple of days in our events diary, so stay tuned to hear what’s going on locally today and tomorrow, at 8 25 and again at half 9.

I’ll be after your ideas for reasons to be cheerful for the week ahead (and for a Monday morning, in particular) during the show, though after half 8 in particular I’ll be focusing on those. I’ve got some of my own as well. As it’s Monday, it’s also challenge time-this week, I’ve been asked by Richard Anstey to complete various lyrics. Once I’ve done that, I’ll be setting him something to do for next week’s show.

Finally, at around 10 to 10, I’ll be playing a Topical Tune-and as always, I need your suggestions:

So, any ideas? If you have, I want to hear what they are-and yours will have a good chance of being selected as the Topical Tune I’ll eventually play. To get involved in the show (whether you want a Topical Tune, have a reason to be happy this morning or have a general request you wanna hear), either call me at the Saint FM studios at the Plume school in Maldon on 01621 928 046, send me a message via email:,

drop me a text message (the number you’ll need for that is 84555 and you’ll be charged 25 P plus your standard network charge), or you can leave your suggestions on this blog.

Well, hope you’ll be tuned in from half 7-10, when the show is on.

Breakfast Today

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Hi all,

Hope things have been going swimmingly so far this week and you’ve enjoyed the shows so far. If you don’t know (and have never tuned in), my name’s Ben Kearns and I’m back on Saint FM this morning from 7 30 till 10, with Saint FM Breakfast!

Got a lot happening on today’s show, so should be a great programme.

Firstly, Gordon From Maldon will be stopping by in the first half hour of the show (around quarter to 8) to talk about what he’s been up to in the past week.

At 25 past 8 and half 9 I’ll be looking at what’s going on in the Maldon and Burnham area over the next 2 days, courtesy of our Events Diary.

It’ll be time for our Studio Quiz entitled Dead Or Alive at a quarter to 9 this morning as usual on a Wednesday.

Last but by no means least, I’d love your Topical Tune suggestions:

You know the drill if you regularly listen-all you have to do is read the story above and suggest a song related to it. I’ll be playing one of your suggestions as my second to last track of the morning, so you’ve got until about 20 to 10 to come up with something.
Either call the Saint FM studios at the Plume School, Maldon on 01621 928 046,

send me a text on 84555 if you like (it’ll cost you 25 P in addition to your standard network rate and you’ll need to type the word ‘saint’ and a space before you write the rest of your message) or you have the option of letting me know what your Topical Tune ideas are, on this blog.

Of course you’re welcome to choose a general request unrelated to the Topical Tune too, in which case, the same contact details apply.

Well I’m gonna make the last minute arrangements for the show, I’m on in half an hour, so chat then… I hope!

Breakfast Today

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Hi all,

It’s Ben again-with details on what’s coming up on this morning’s Breakfast Show, from half 7-10.

Once again I’ll have your guide to what’s going on around Maldon and Burnham-as always you’ll hear about the events coming up in the immediate future-at 8 25 and 9 30.

After 8 30 it’ll be time for my usual list of 5 fascinating facts, this week the food/drink theme from last week continues, as I talk about my favourite drink (in the morning at least)-a cuppa tea, which shouldn’t be too difficult.

Along with this I’m hoping to hear from you, in response to my request for songs connected to the following story, as part of today’s Topical Tune:

So, if you’ve got a song in mind, you can do a number of things to get in touch-either call me at the studio, on 01621 928 046, email me:

Get any suggestions you may have into me via text (the number is 84555 and you’ll be charged 25 P for your texts, plus your standard network rate), or you can stay where you are and leave your song ideas as a comment on this blog. Feel free to also let me know about your general requests-if I have your favourite tune (either of the moment or a classic), then it will get played-and if not, I’ll track something similar down.

All this and more starts in 30 minutes-hope you’ll be able to tune in!

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