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One Final Packed Lunch

One Final Packed Lunch

Scott Ross March 8, 2014 0

Yes, it’s all very sad but after more than two and years, it’s time for me to pack my Saturday Lunchbox away! But my word we are going out in style as I was

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It all started with a newspaper

It all started with a newspaper

Scott Ross March 1, 2014 0

On today’s penultimate programme I was joined by the president of the Rotary Club of Billericay, KEITH WOOD who doubles up as Chair of the Trustees for The Reading Rooms in Billericay and his

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Stone me it’s a sunny Saturday

Stone me it’s a sunny Saturday

Scott Ross February 22, 2014 0

After all the weeks of high winds and rain it’s a joy to see some sunshine today – makes you feel that spring is indeed in the air. On today’s music filled programme we

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Time to go on the defence!

Time to go on the defence!

Scott Ross February 15, 2014 0

Paul Church from the newly formed organisation, Essex Self-Defence Partnerships dropped in to explain what his newly formed organisation is all about. All too often we hear about nurses, paramedics and others working for

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A very blustery day

A very blustery day

Scott Ross February 8, 2014 0

When you see the devastation wreaked in some parts of the country you realise just how lucky we’ve been in Essex. Nevertheless once again it is proving to be a very blustery day and

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That’s January out of the way at last!

That’s January out of the way at last!

Scott Ross February 1, 2014 0

    Well we got through January without any snow or significant ice so let’s hope we can do the same with the shortest month of the year. Mark you I’ve never seen so

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Tales of a dragon to warm us up

Tales of a dragon to warm us up

Scott Ross January 25, 2014 0

January always seems to go on for ever, but at least it’s still mild if somewhat dull. But as the month ends we have LIVE AT OLD BRENTWOODS to look forward to next Friday.

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A wash out – well not entirely. we still had the music!

A wash out – well not entirely. we still had the music!

Scott Ross January 18, 2014 0

Well at least the rain seems to have stopped but it’s very soggy under foot and many of today’s sporting events have had to be postponed yet again, but in spite of this I

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No lost Coates here

No lost Coates here

Scott Ross January 11, 2014 0

          On today’s show I was delighted to be joined by a very talented local singer-songwriter, EDD COATES. Edd has been on the station before and also performed for us

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A very soggy Saturday

A very soggy Saturday

Scott Ross January 4, 2014 0

Hi and a very Happy New Year. I hope your first couple of days back at work after the long Christmas and New Year break were not too awful and at least you still

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Out with the old …………..

Out with the old …………..

Scott Ross December 28, 2013 0

With the final Packed Lunch show of 2013 it seemed appropriate to take a look back at some of the music that helped to make 2013 such a great year. So we started by

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T’was the last Saturday before Christmas

T’was the last Saturday before Christmas

Scott Ross December 21, 2013 0

As Christmas is now less than a week away, I relented today and played a few Christmas songs. I didn’t go mad though – that will come on the Christmas Eve edition of ONE-2-THREE.

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Bah – Humbug!

Bah – Humbug!

Scott Ross December 14, 2013 0

It may be less than two weeks to Christmas but it’s still too early for me to put up my Christmas decorations, send out my cards and start playing Christmas music. “Bah Humbug!” I

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The Partying continues

The Partying continues

Scott Ross December 7, 2013 0

Last week saw the big switch on of the Christmas Lights in both Brentwood and Billericay and the fun keeps coming with events taking place today in Brentwood, Shenfield and Ingatestone to mark Small

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Just a “light” lunch today!

Just a “light” lunch today!

Scott Ross November 30, 2013 0

It was LIGHTING UP BRENTWOOD today so it now really feels like CHRISTMAS is coming. Mulled wine, chestnuts and all the other goodies were on display in the town centre, where we were hosting

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A good day for a crisp walk in the park

A good day for a crisp walk in the park

Scott Ross November 23, 2013 0

Not exactly warm today but at least it’s sunny so a good day to get out for a quick blow of fresh air. But if you decided to snuggle up against that radiator indoors

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How about a brisk walk in the park?

How about a brisk walk in the park?

Scott Ross November 16, 2013 1

Children's authors Nick and Annette Butterworth popped in for a chat

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Any late firework parties?

Any late firework parties?

Scott Ross November 9, 2013 0

When I was a kid I used to love this time of year. First off it was the Southend Illuminations, then it was my birthday, followed swiftly by Guy Fawkes night and soon after

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Making The Most of things

Making The Most of things

Scott Ross November 2, 2013 0

I had expected to have local band THE MOST playing live in the studio today but unfortunately their drummer, Jay couldn’t make it so we had to forego the live music. Nevertheless we had

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No Accident here

No Accident here

Scott Ross October 26, 2013 0

In another truly PACKED LUNCH I was joined today by Colin Wade from BRENTWOOD MIND the local charity established 40 years ago to help people get over depression, stress etc. As part of their

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Now that’s what I call SUPERNATURAL!

Now that’s what I call SUPERNATURAL!

Scott Ross October 19, 2013 0

Back in June I got to chat to  local singer/songwriter, LORRETTA who had just won the TRUE COLOURS COMPETTITION. Then lo and behold who should I run into at a reunion event I happened

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PACKED was the operative word today!

PACKED was the operative word today!

Scott Ross October 12, 2013 0

    Yes,  in a truly packed programme today I was joined by Jo Overfield, Ray Morgan and Chris Davison from the Essex based voluntary-run arts organisation, SUNDOWN. Sundown is just celebrating its 10th

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The Spooks have flown

The Spooks have flown

Scott Ross October 5, 2013 0

I had expected to be joined by THE ESSEX GHOST HUNTERS today, but unfortunately they had to cry off at the last moment. Fear not, however they will return next month. Sticking to things

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Another pub crawl – well it is Saturday after all!

Another pub crawl – well it is Saturday after all!

Scott Ross September 28, 2013 0

Another Saturday and it’s still fine and dry but we needed a liquid lunch today as Frances Clamp returned to take me on another pub crawl in Billericay. Well we only managed two pubs

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An extra tickled lunch

An extra tickled lunch

Scott Ross September 21, 2013 0

Last Thursday BOB SIMPSON spoke with entertainment legend, KEN DODD so if you were at work and missed it, we repeated some highlights of their conversation on today’s show. It’s hard to believe that

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All about Essex Girls (and boys)

All about Essex Girls (and boys)

Scott Ross September 14, 2013 0

If you had been waiting for some jokes about Essex Girls you might have been disappointed but my guest today, Karen Bowman who after many years of painstaking investigation and research, has published two

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Freecycle – Diane Evans on a busy Packed Lunch

Freecycle – Diane Evans on a busy Packed Lunch

Bob Simpson September 7, 2013 0

It was great to welcome Diane Evans from Brentwood Freecycle to the studio today. You can hear our chat again here – Freecycle Well I think Freecycle is a fabulous idea. Anything that can

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A truly “funky” lunch

A truly “funky” lunch

Scott Ross August 31, 2013 0

A really big show today – and I mean BIG as I was joined by THE FUNKY VOICES – around 40 of them crammed into the studio. Now these guys are something else. You’ve

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It’s another Bank Holiday so of course it rains!

It’s another Bank Holiday so of course it rains!

Scott Ross August 24, 2013 0

Well it may be wet today but the next two days are looking good  - but whatever you are not at work so life is good! On today’s show we looked at a couple

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Now we’re SUPERSIZED!

Now we’re SUPERSIZED!

Scott Ross August 17, 2013 0

Yes as of today your PACKED LUNCH is even bigger – 3 whole hours every week instead of two. The extra time allowed me to re-visit a couple of weird stories we covered during

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A real life saver

A real life saver

Scott Ross August 10, 2013 0

On today’s show I was very fortunate to be joined by TIM SHEPPARD of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. There are still a lot of people who do not realise that the RNLI is

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The Ghost Hunters are back from  The Other Side

The Ghost Hunters are back from The Other Side

Scott Ross August 3, 2013 0

A specially large portion of Packed Lunch was served up today, lasting a full three hours. And to celebrate I was again joined by the Ghost Hunters fresh from their trip to “the other

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It’s still sunny

It’s still sunny

Scott Ross July 27, 2013 0

Doesn’t it make you sick – you’ve been sitting at work all week looking out at all that sunshine, and come Saturday when you could get some tan on your body, we’re told it’s

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An early start for a very full lunchbox

An early start for a very full lunchbox

Scott Ross July 20, 2013 0

Typical isn’t it – you’ve been stuck at work all week long, looking enviously at the glorious sunshine outside, the school holidays begin, the weekend comes along – and so does the cloud and

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What a day for a daydream!

What a day for a daydream!

Scott Ross July 13, 2013 0

Wow a hot and sunny weekend and boy did we have the music to match today. Hopefully you’ll have taken your radio into the garden with you so you could enjoy the music we

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A fine day to be out ghost hunting!

A fine day to be out ghost hunting!

Scott Ross July 6, 2013 0

Yes – they’re back again, those intrepid ghost hunters! The first time they joined me I was regaled by eerie sounds, the second time some of the furniture apparently moved on it’s own so what

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All aboard THE TOKYO EXPRESS

All aboard THE TOKYO EXPRESS

Scott Ross June 29, 2013 0

Here we are, another saturday and amazingly the weather looks set fair for the weekend. A good time to go fishing perhaps – especially in Billericay. Quite why this should be the case, we

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All the fun of the fair

All the fun of the fair

Scott Ross June 22, 2013 0

Mid-summer weekend and the STRAWBERRY FAIR is in full swing! Meanwhile back at the studio I was joined today by LORRETTA, who has just won the TRUE COLOURS competition which was organised by ESSEX

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A big celebration day

A big celebration day

Scott Ross June 15, 2013 0

Well it’s finally arrived, our 6th birthday bash which we are celebrating about 3 months late. Well we hoped the weather would be better but clearly that was not to be! Never mind a

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A lunch fit for Kings

A lunch fit for Kings

Scott Ross June 8, 2013 0

An extra large bulging PACKED LUNCH today as we had an extra hour to feast on the music. No ghosts to surprise us today but FRANCES CLAMP did pop by with the history of

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The spirit moves – or does it?

The spirit moves – or does it?

Scott Ross June 1, 2013 0

Once again I was joined by THE ESSEX GHOST HUNTERS and after my experience of seemingly unearthly sounds during their last visit, I was unsure what to expect this time around. The main aim

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Ah – A bank holiday Saturday and the sun is shining!

Ah – A bank holiday Saturday and the sun is shining!

Scott Ross May 25, 2013 0

Normally we swelter in the office all week and as soon as the weekend arrives (especially an extended  Bank Holiday weekend), it chucks it down with rain. But this time it’s all the other

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Two trips down Memory Lane

Two trips down Memory Lane

Scott Ross May 18, 2013 0

We took not one but two trips down memory lane today. First off I was joined by JOHN DEBENHAM who is co-author with ANDREW SUMMERS, of a fabulous new book – London’s METROPOLITAN ESSEX.

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A Packed Lunch for a spring day

A Packed Lunch for a spring day

Scott Ross May 11, 2013 0

Well the weather may be a bit “iffy” but we managed to get through without it actually raining on us! No spooks or Frances Clamp this week, but Frances had left me some notes

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A “spirit” filled PACKED LUNCH

A “spirit” filled PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross May 4, 2013 0

Well I knew it was going to be a spooky show today. It couldn’t be otherwise with guests like THE ESSEX GHOST HUNTERS. But even I was unprepared for the unaccountable “spooky” sound which

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Is there anybody out there?

Is there anybody out there?

Scott Ross April 20, 2013 1

Today we celebrated the birth of the father of radio Guglielmo Marconi. He would have been 139 next Saturday and to mark the occasion it will be open day at Sandford Mill Museum in

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A very creative Packed Lunch

A very creative Packed Lunch

Scott Ross April 13, 2013 0

    Two weeks in a row and I’ve been lucky enough to have been joined by acts appearing at THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE. This week saw the annual CREATIVE SESSIONS which have been jointly

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If music be the food of love – play on

If music be the food of love – play on

Scott Ross April 6, 2013 0

For this the first Saturday after the Easter break in an extended show, I was very fortunate to be joined by DREW LEVI, just one of the many artists and sports personalities appearing this

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Gissa Packed Lunch

Gissa Packed Lunch

Scott Ross March 30, 2013 2

Easter Saturday, the clocks go forward to British Summer Time tonight and yet the weatherman says that winter is still with us. And indeed the snow flurries have continued on and off all day.

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Is this really spring?

Is this really spring?

Scott Ross March 23, 2013 0

This weekend last year we were enjoying beautiful spring sunshine and warmth and now look at us! On top of that it’s our 6th birthday so we were looking forward to street parties, fireworks

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A very soggy lunch

A very soggy lunch

Scott Ross March 16, 2013 0

A couple of weeks ago I really thought spring had sprung. How wrong can you be? After a week which started out with ice and snow now we have wind and rain – certainly

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A cold and soggy Packed Lunch

A cold and soggy Packed Lunch

Scott Ross March 9, 2013 0

Just when we thought the spring was on its way, the icy tentacles of winter started to claw their way back with a thoroughly unpleasant day. A good day to seek cover to enjoy

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A Packed Lunch with a learning curve

A Packed Lunch with a learning curve

Scott Ross March 2, 2013 0

Well we’ve finally got the worst two months of the year out of the way! The March hare has arrived and now we’re Springbound. To celebrate that fact we played a true variety of

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An Activity Related Packed Lunch

An Activity Related Packed Lunch

Scott Ross February 23, 2013 0

For this, the final Packed Lunch for February, I was joined by DOMINIQUE BRUNNING, the fundraising manager of the Chelmsford based, J’s Hospice. The J’s Hospice is primarily for people across Essex aged from

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A lunchbox bulging with music!

A lunchbox bulging with music!

Scott Ross February 16, 2013 0

Whilst January seemed to drag on forever, we seem to me to be making much better headway in February – maybe it’s the lighter afternoons or just the recent milder conditions, whatever it is

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After two curries on the trot (!) a solid diet of music was the order of the day

After two curries on the trot (!) a solid diet of music was the order of the day

Scott Ross February 9, 2013 0

After two nights indulging in my favourite Indian food, I needed a special diet today of music, music and yet more music to calm things down a shade! So from oldies by the likes

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A musical feast

A musical feast

Scott Ross February 2, 2013 0

Thank heavens we’ve got January behind us. The month seemed to go on forever and whilst it is still pretty chilly the days are getting longer so it was good to celebrate today with

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A Fevered Feast of Rock ‘N Roll

A Fevered Feast of Rock ‘N Roll

Scott Ross January 26, 2013 0

I was thrilled to be joined by Rock ‘N Roll/Rockabilly band FEVER. Fever is made up of Wil, his son Billy and Nick who popped in to chat to us briefly last November when

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Bringing the Happy Empire up to the table

Bringing the Happy Empire up to the table

Scott Ross January 19, 2013 0

We could all have been well and truly snowed up by this morning but the gods were shining on us so I was very lucky that neither I nor my guest BEN MILES were

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A cold but spooky Packed Lunch

A cold but spooky Packed Lunch

Scott Ross January 12, 2013 0

Now as many of you will know we stream our shows via webcam, but when I got back home after today’s show I was surprised to be met by my wife (who had obviously

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A good first lunch box for 2013

A good first lunch box for 2013

Scott Ross January 5, 2013 0

Happy New Year one and all!   For my first PACKED LUNCH for the New Year I was delighted to be joined by Steven Cooper. Steven who runs Haddon Events is often known as

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2012 – A true feast of music for a Jubilee Year

2012 – A true feast of music for a Jubilee Year

Scott Ross December 29, 2012 0

Well for the final show for this year, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the songs that made 2012 such a memorable year for music. Some years are absolute bummers

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Definitely a day to hold our Packed Lunch to be indoors!

Definitely a day to hold our Packed Lunch to be indoors!

Scott Ross December 22, 2012 0

Well the world didn’t end yesterday but I did wonder today if I should have given serious consideration to building an ark! It might be almost Christmas but the weather is anything but. Undaunted

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A Feast of Music ahead of Christmas

A Feast of Music ahead of Christmas

Scott Ross December 15, 2012 0

Well it is just 10 days to go to the big day (assuming, of course, that the world doesn’t end next Friday, but still for me a bit too soon to be churning out

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An extra large portion with a few surprises today!

An extra large portion with a few surprises today!

Scott Ross December 8, 2012 0

In an extended edition of PACKED LUNCH today, after an initial panic that he might not make it in today, I was delighted to see a welcome return of local author, Patrick Forsyth. Now

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Brrr! An ideal day for roast chestnuts

Brrr! An ideal day for roast chestnuts

Scott Ross December 1, 2012 0

December is here already and with it the start of the festive season. Whilst I was sitting cosily in our studio many of the Phoenix FM gang were out braving the cold busy lighting

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A GOOD DAY FOR AN INDOOR PACKED LUNCH

A GOOD DAY FOR AN INDOOR PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross November 24, 2012 0

I can hardly believe it, this time last week I was sitting in the outside, cradling a beer and looking out through palm trees over a sun drenched beach leading down to the Atlantic

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A LUNCH TO REMEMBER

A LUNCH TO REMEMBER

Scott Ross November 10, 2012 0

    This being Remembrance Weekend, it was fitting that my guest today brought with him a story of war and reconciliation. Norman Wilson’s brother was one of the first British casualties of World

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A PICNIC FOR BONFIRE WEEKEND

A PICNIC FOR BONFIRE WEEKEND

Scott Ross November 3, 2012 0

Very unkindly, some people at the station have nicknamed me “The Firestarter”. This is on account of the problems I sometimes have grappling with the electronic equipment we have at the station. The plain

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THE FINAL SATURDAY OF “SUMMERTIME” 2012

THE FINAL SATURDAY OF “SUMMERTIME” 2012

Scott Ross October 27, 2012 0

Yes, the clocks go back tonight! I’m still waiting for the summer that never really started and already we had sleet today! How I hate those long dark winter evenings and short cold days.

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AN AUTUMN EXTRAVAGANZA OF MUSIC

AN AUTUMN EXTRAVAGANZA OF MUSIC

Scott Ross October 20, 2012 0

Well the weekend is with us again and after the deluge we had yesterday, mercifully for a Saturday,  dry and mild. Today’s show featured the usual mix of great new songs from Little Mix,

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A PACKED LUNCH BRIMMING WITH NEW MUSIC

A PACKED LUNCH BRIMMING WITH NEW MUSIC

Scott Ross October 13, 2012 0

Mid October already and it’s getting pretty chilly as well! As good a reason as any to ensure that our Packed Lunch today was full of some real goodies. And that it was, with

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Cushh live on Phoenix FM

Cushh live on Phoenix FM

Scott Ross October 7, 2012 1

Saskia and E from Cushh dropped in to play a couple of songs live on Scott Ross's Packed Lunch show

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SD-Jem

SD-Jem

Scott Ross October 7, 2012 1

Brother and sister Denis and Shanel – who together are SD-JEM – have been singing and writing material together for about 4 years. The guys have their own website, sdjem.com and you can receive

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A STAR STUDDED PACKED LUNCH

A STAR STUDDED PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross October 6, 2012 0

What a fabulous show we had today! The Indoor Family Festival was taking place at THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE and I was privileged to be joined by two of the acts appearing live on stage this

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A LATE SUMMER PACKED LUNCH

A LATE SUMMER PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross September 29, 2012 0

We started the month of September with temperatures of 28 or 29 degrees – the sort of highs we have seen all too little of this summer, but whilst it might be sunny today,

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A BRIGHT SUN SIGN PACKED LUNCH

A BRIGHT SUN SIGN PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross September 22, 2012 0

A mercifully sunny, if somewhat cool day, brightened up by my guest, PHILIPPA BARR who popped in to tell us about her experiences gained from the world of journalism which ultimately lead her to

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PLENTY OF “HAM” ON THE MENU TODAY

PLENTY OF “HAM” ON THE MENU TODAY

Scott Ross September 15, 2012 0

A big day for us today at Phoenix FM as apart from it being the date of our first PHOENIX IN THE FOYER gig with a host local talent performing and singing a heap

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NO DEVELOPMENTS TODAY

NO DEVELOPMENTS TODAY

Scott Ross September 8, 2012 0

Well I had been expecting to be joined by a local photographer today but unfortunately he forgot. Well actually he blamed his wife saying that she made him go shopping! A pretty lame excuse

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A REALLY TALENTED GUEST AT THE LUNCH TABLE

A REALLY TALENTED GUEST AT THE LUNCH TABLE

Scott Ross September 1, 2012 5

Well the weekend’s here again and with that comes another PACKED LUNCH SHOW. And what a show we had today as I got to chat to a 17-year old star in the making from

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ANOTHER SOGGY BANK HOLIDAY PACKED LUNCH

ANOTHER SOGGY BANK HOLIDAY PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross August 25, 2012 0

You just have to admit we really have suffered this year with the Bank Holiday weather. We may have enjoyed extra bank holidays but every one without exception has been a huge disappointment weatherwise.

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THE IDEAL DAY TO PUT YOUR BLANKET ON THE GROUND

THE IDEAL DAY TO PUT YOUR BLANKET ON THE GROUND

Scott Ross August 18, 2012 0

Wow, what a fabulous day! Brilliant sunshine coupled with balmy temperatures and today we had all the music to match the weather. Bags of summer fun sounds with the widest mix of music from

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A PACKED LUNCH FIT FOR THE OLYMPIANS

A PACKED LUNCH FIT FOR THE OLYMPIANS

Scott Ross August 11, 2012 0

Once again the sun was shining (and we haven’t been able to say that too often on a Saturday this year)! This was the weekend the Olympic Games came to Essex – Hadleigh to

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A SUPER GOLDEN SATURDAY PACKED LUNCH

A SUPER GOLDEN SATURDAY PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross August 4, 2012 0

Today is Super Saturday with no les than 25 gold medals up for grabs at the Olympics. While we were on the air Team GB took no less than 3 golds and a silver.

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A PACKED LUNCH WITH SECRET INGREDIENTS

A PACKED LUNCH WITH SECRET INGREDIENTS

Scott Ross July 28, 2012 0

I was joined today by DAVID CLARK who made a welcome return to PHOENIX FM to disclose some of the hitherto secrets of the cold war era and our independent nuclear deterrent. Between 1958

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A VERY SOGGY PACKED LUNCH

A VERY SOGGY PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross July 14, 2012 0

Well the drive into the studio today was more like a cruise down the Thames than a drive on an A road! With the car producing a bow wave for most of the journey

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A PACKED LUNCH IN THE MUD

A PACKED LUNCH IN THE MUD

Scott Ross July 7, 2012 0

Well what a week it’s been. Yesterday the Olympic Flame went through Brentwood and coupled with this there were numerous associated celebratory events and sideshows. Mercifully the rain even stopped for a time. Today

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A MUSIC FILLED PACKED LUNCH

A MUSIC FILLED PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross June 30, 2012 0

With summer seemingly finally with us – well at least it’s dry and sunny and at a weekend to boot, we celebrated with a show literally bursting at the seams with feelgood music for

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AN ASIAN PACKED LUNCH

AN ASIAN PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross June 23, 2012 0

On today’s show I was joined by local author and businessman, Patrick Forsyth. Now Patrick is one clever guy as he’s managed to combine all his experience of business travel into writing books, especially

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A TWINNED PACKED LUNCH

A TWINNED PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross June 16, 2012 0

I was joined on today’s show by David Clark, the publicity officer for the Friends of Chauvigny, Billericay Town Twinning Association. No mere mortal is David, however, who apart from his town twinning activities

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ANOTHER FULL BLOW OUT

ANOTHER FULL BLOW OUT

Scott Ross June 9, 2012 0

After the long Bank Holiday washout, it was good to see an improvement on the weather front – not much but at least it was something! With so many people away I was fortunate

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A RIGHT ROYAL BANQUET

A RIGHT ROYAL BANQUET

Scott Ross June 2, 2012 0

Another bank holiday weekend and once again the weather seems to know it’s a bank holiday! Mercifully today was dry and the sun even made an appearance for a while to lift temperatures and

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WHAT A DAY FOR A PACKED PICNIC IN THE PARK

WHAT A DAY FOR A PACKED PICNIC IN THE PARK

Scott Ross May 26, 2012 0

What a fabulous week it’s been and contrary to the forecast earlier this week, the weekend weather is proving to be a real treat. To celebrate this we had an extra large Packed Lunch

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A PACKED LUNCH FIT FOR A KING

A PACKED LUNCH FIT FOR A KING

Scott Ross May 19, 2012 0

This weekend saw the 24-hour music marathon of CREATIVE SESSIONS involving two dozen local bands performing live at the BRENTWOOD CENTRE. I was fortunate enough to be joined by local boy band, THE FELONIE

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A TRADITIONAL MORRIS DANCE

A TRADITIONAL MORRIS DANCE

Scott Ross May 5, 2012 0

Whilst, given the lack of sun and warmth, you could be forgiven for thinking we were in March rather than May, the spring blooms, blossom, lengthening  of the days and the re-appearance of the

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A SOMEWHAT SOGGY PACKED LUNCH

A SOMEWHAT SOGGY PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross April 28, 2012 0

I don’t know about you but I can’t believe that these cold, wet conditions can keep going for much longer. Sooner or later the sun must return to allow us to get back into

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JAZZ AT LUNCHTIME

JAZZ AT LUNCHTIME

Scott Ross April 21, 2012 0

Hello again. I was thrilled today,  to welcome back JAZZ BLAACK, who had been my very first guest on the PACKED LUNCH SHOW, way back in October. She may be a mere 17 years

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NO LADY WRESTLERS HERE JUST ANOTHER VERY PACKED LUNCH

NO LADY WRESTLERS HERE JUST ANOTHER VERY PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross April 14, 2012 1

For a second week running our packed lunch was an extra large repast today, spread over a whole 3 hours! I was privileged today to be joined today by Ann Wiseall, a past president of

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AN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

AN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Scott Ross April 7, 2012 1

Easter Saturday and what happens, the sun disappears behind thick cloud, a northerly wind sets in and the temperature plummets! Not a good day for heading to the hills with a picnic, but quite

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A MEAL FIT FOR ANY PALETTE

A MEAL FIT FOR ANY PALETTE

Scott Ross March 31, 2012 0

On today’s PACKED LUNCH I was joined by local artist, JIM MERRIOTT and a more talented man would be hard to find. A one-time fireman forced to abandon that career by the onset of

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A PICNIC FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY

A PICNIC FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY

Scott Ross March 24, 2012 0

Well after sitting in yesterday on EAT MY LUNCH, it was back to my regular Saturday PACKED LUNCH SHOW. I’m beginning to wonder if the management keep herding towards lunchtime shows because they think

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A REAL IRISH STEW FOR ANOTHER PACKED LUNCH

A REAL IRISH STEW FOR ANOTHER PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross March 17, 2012 0

Having been away from my Packed Lunch for the past 3 weeks I had a welcome return and was joined at the table today by local author Celia Pyke who came along to discuss

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BACK FOR A VERY BIG LUNCH

BACK FOR A VERY BIG LUNCH

Scott Ross February 18, 2012 0

After a week off from the show, I was delighted to return today with a very full menu indeed.   Today I was privileged to be joined by DREW-LEVI HUNTSMAN and JAE FROST. Now although still

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A WELCOME RETURN TO LUNCH ON SATURDAY

A WELCOME RETURN TO LUNCH ON SATURDAY

Scott Ross February 4, 2012 0

Having been “sloping shoulders” for the last 3 weeks, I was really pleased to be back in harness this afternoon, especially as Brentwood based author, PATRICIA POUND came in to talk about her newly

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A Packed Packed Lunch! 21 January 2012

A Packed Packed Lunch! 21 January 2012

Bob Simpson January 21, 2012 0

‘Twas my great pleasure to sit in for Scott Ross on Packed Lunch today. It went something like this… EMF – Unbelievable Intro by me to the programme in which I announced to the world

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THE LITTLE GREEN MEN ARE AMONG US!

THE LITTLE GREEN MEN ARE AMONG US!

Scott Ross January 7, 2012 0

For this the first PACKED LUNCH SHOW of 2012 I was joined by local author SUSAN HEGEDUS. Between bringing up her three children, since 2001 Susan has been contributing articles to various publications and

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A NEW YEAR REVELRY

A NEW YEAR REVELRY

Scott Ross December 31, 2011 0

Without any guests this week, not even Frances Clamp, today’s PACKED LUNCH was stuffed full of some more of the goodies that made it to PHOENIX FM’s coveted “A”List during 2011. Last Tuesday whilst

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A FESTIVE FEAST OF CHRISTMAS SONGS

A FESTIVE FEAST OF CHRISTMAS SONGS

Scott Ross December 24, 2011 0

Well we may have been a bit light on guests this week, but made up for this with a whole sackful of Christmas favourites past and present. One of the oldest songs played was

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AN EARLY FESTIVE PACKED LUNCH

AN EARLY FESTIVE PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross December 17, 2011 0

   As an early treat for Christmas, I was joined by local singer KAREN LEE BURNETTE. Indeed I was doubly fortunate as Karen’s mother JAN BURNETTE who made recordings and did a fair

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BACK FROM GERMANY WITH A LARGE PACKED LUNCH

BACK FROM GERMANY WITH A LARGE PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross December 10, 2011 0

Well first things first, must just express my appreciation to Andrew Babicz for doing such a sterling job on my behalf last week. Yes, last week I spent a couple of days away in

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Jim Reeve

Jim Reeve

Scott Ross November 26, 2011 0

Local author chats to Scott Ross about his experiences as a schoolboy in the war

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AN EXTRA LARGE PACKED LUNCH

AN EXTRA LARGE PACKED LUNCH

Scott Ross November 19, 2011 0

As Nikki Mills, PHOENIX FM’s very own confidante to the stars, was off today (probably hobnobbing  with all her show biz friends) I got an extra hour this afternoon, which was just great. In the first

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A VERY PACKED LUNCH INDEED!

A VERY PACKED LUNCH INDEED!

Scott Ross November 12, 2011 0

  Well another week has gone by. Where does the time go? A very packed show this week as I was joined by Dorothy Slevin who is a local singer, songwriter and poet. Dorothy,

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BIG BONFIRE PACKED LUNCH SPECIAL

BIG BONFIRE PACKED LUNCH SPECIAL

Scott Ross November 5, 2011 0

This week we started the show an hour later than usual – and not because I failed to adjust my clocks correctly last Sunday! Still two hours long, just running from 1 til 3

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MUSIC MARATHON ON THE FINAL PACKED LUNCH IN SUMMERTIME

MUSIC MARATHON ON THE FINAL PACKED LUNCH IN SUMMERTIME

Scott Ross October 29, 2011 0

Well I was a bit light on live guests for this the final PACKED LUNCH show before the clocks go back, but in spite of this the sun was shining and the music mix

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PACKED LUNCH – 22nd October 2011

PACKED LUNCH – 22nd October 2011

Scott Ross October 22, 2011 0

    For this my third show, I was privileged to be joined by local singer/songwriter, Chris Hobart. Apart from being lead singer in his own local cover band, 22nd Centur, Chris also performs solo and

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PACKED LUNCH FOR 15TH OCTOBER 2011

PACKED LUNCH FOR 15TH OCTOBER 2011

Scott Ross October 15, 2011 0

Having been away all week, guests this week were thin on the ground with just our BRENTWOOD & BILLERICAY BYGONES feature provided by Frances Clamp. As such the lunchbox this week was crammed full

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JAZZ BLAACK ON PACKED LUNCH – 8TH OCTOBER 2011

JAZZ BLAACK ON PACKED LUNCH – 8TH OCTOBER 2011

Scott Ross October 8, 2011 0

Today saw the first of my Saturday PACKED LUNCH shows. I was especially excited as for this first show I was joined by JAZZ BLAACK, a young and very talented recording artist from around

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