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Get lively every morning with the breakfast show. Expect lots of great music, news headlines, a look at the papers, regular sports updates and a daily Pause for Thought.

2 hours, 59 minutes

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Music Played

  • Starship

    We Built This City

    • Now 1985 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • Sam Smith

    Writing's On The Wall

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • B.J. Thomas

    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    • The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Sheryl Crow

    A Change Would Do You Good

    • Woman (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv/Sony Tv.
  • Lily Allen

    The Fear

    • (CD Single).
    • Regal.
    • 1.
  • Phil Collins

    Sussudio

    • Singles.
    • Rhino.
  • Take That

    Hey Boy

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Travis

    Sing

    • (CD Single).
    • Independiente.
  • Buddy Holly

    Peggy Sue

    • Universal.
  • The Beatles

    Ticket to ride

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 009.
  • Jack Savoretti

    Catapult (Radio Mix)

    • BMG.
  • AC/DC

    You Shook Me All Night Long

    • AC/DC - Back In Black.
    • EMI.
  • Arctic Monkeys

    Snap Out Of It

    • (CD Single).
    • Domino.
    • 001.
  • Billy Joel

    Piano Man

    • Piano Man.
    • Columbia.
  • Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

    The Austerity Of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Jason Donovan

    Too Many Broken Hearts

    • School Reunion The Party (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Tina Turner

    Goldeneye

    • Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams.
    • Parlophone.
  • Garbage

    The World Is Not Enough

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis

    Great Balls of Fire

    • The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le.
    • Trax Records.
  • Bruno Mars

    Locked Out Of Heaven

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Anastacia

    Take This Chance

    • (CD Single).
    • CMG.
  • Michael Jackson

    Thriller

    • Diana-Michael-Gladys-Stevie (Compilat.
    • Priority.
  • Kim Carnes

    Bette Davis Eyes

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.
  • Seal

    Do You Ever

    • Reprise.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 001.
  • The Who

    Pinball Wizard

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 016.
  • Johnny Cash

    Ring Of Fire

    • Johnny Cash - Man In Black.
    • Columbia.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Leslie Griffiths, Methodist Minister:       

I’m just back from Nashville. The whole place is alive with the beat of music -  Country, Folk, Bluegrass in the main. I visited the Hall of Fame and saw Elvis Presley’s car, Dolly Parton’s dresses, clips of Roy Rogers, lots of Johnny Cash  and so much else. At the Grand Ole Oprey, Emisunshine, Haley and Michaels, and Rainey Quallay were playing – I’d heard of none of them. So, instead, my friends and I went to the Concert Hall and heard all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Yes, Nashville’s more than just country. Here was precision, clarity, restrained passion and instrumental brilliance. I loved it. Absolutely loved it. For all that, it’s what I experienced as we left the Hall that will live forever in my mind. The downtown was throbbing. You could feel the pulsating sounds of honky tonks beating their rhythms, assaulting the still air: the whole city centre looked and felt like a beating heart as it thumped with sound and life.

Music is the food of love. I knew that already. But my Nashville experience of so many different kinds of music, all so alive and physical, all claiming and enjoying their right to be there in each other’s company, took me into a flight of fancy. How marvellous would it be to live in a world where passionate belief, instead of needing to conquer and dominate the feelings of those who think differently, might find a way to co-exist, to enjoy juxtaposition, to make a cocktail of sound and colour and taste. The Bible promises a future where Jew and Gentile, men and women, people of all social classes, will live together in a harmony which, far from destroying difference, orchestrates it, turns it into a symphony. Why not?

Square old me, stepping out from the classical music of the 18th century, knocked over by a wall of very contemporary sound, felt, just for a moment, that all was well with the world and to be alive was very heaven.

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