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And the new Sunderland manager is...........

8th October 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

Here’s what you missed........

Well today is the last day I’ll be working with Mike this week as Simon returns tomorrow from yet another long weekend.

To kick off the show Mike let me know about a new dating website “”. Now I know I’m single, everyone in Sunderland now knows that I’m single but I think that’s a step too far and I’ll only be registering with this site as a last resort when there are no living males available.

We did have a few topics picked to talk about today, however with the breaking news that Sunderland AFC had appointed Gus Poyet as the new head coach, all my research materials went out the window. My personal opinion....well done Gus! I say that because I don’t know what else to say. As many of you have gathered already, I’m not much of a football fan. I would have liked to see Kevin Ball get the job (only because I love the chant Oooooh Bally Bally). Although I’m not a fan of the sport I know how much football means to Sunderland and as expected, this news bulletin created a great reaction both online and with listeners phoning in with their opinions.....Keep them coming!

Tune in tomorrow to no doubt hear Simon rave on about his fancy little trip.

More Martinos vouchers will also be available at 8.15am so don’t miss out!



P.S. Happy Birthday Simon!

Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:34am

Things you didn't know about Danni

7th October 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

Here’s what you missed........

Morning, hope you had a fab weekend!!

Fill in boy AKA Mike Nicholson took over Mr Grundy’s role today as shock shock horror, Simon’s on holiday, again! He must have more holidays than Santa!

It turned into a “Get to know Danni” morning. Seeing as it was included in our newsletter that went out on Friday, Mike thought it would be interesting to divulge on air 10 facts you didn’t know about me. He kept referring to it as unravelling the mystery of Miss Moore. To be honest I’m not that mysterious and struggled to think of 10 facts! Mike was interested though, especially it as it turns out we’re both allergic to kiwis, not the New Zealand folk, but the actual fruit.

Also on the show we announced that from today and for the next 10 days you can bid online for a chance to have a Christmas lunch with me and Simon! It’s all for a great cause, and all proceeds from the auction will go to The Rainbow Trust so start bidding. Safe to say I’m nervous.......what if nobody bids?? FYI I have lovely table manners and I’m not a bit of bother. Mike thought if he kept trying to sell it as “Danni’s single and ready to mingle” then the bids would start rolling in!! I’m sure that’s border line human trafficking!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday.


Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:38am

Geeks unite!!

4th October 2013

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Here’s what you missed........

It’s Friday!! The weekend is nearly upon us.

I found a study today which compared the differences between a “Geek” and a “Nerd”. A scientist has created a graph made up of information he took from twitter. By comparing words used in tweets, he’s found that ultimately “geeks are fans, and fans collect stuff”. Whereas nerds are more likely to “play with ideas”. The graph itself is made up entirely of words. By going through these words to see which relates to you, you can find out if you actually are a geek or a nerd. Seeing as she loves Science and Sudoku Jo in the travel centre found she was a nerd, whereas I’m proud to announce that due to my love of superheroes I am a Geek. Simon on the other hand was just a weirdo.

Due to the fact Simon is off on a surprise weekend to the unknown and with all the new voices you’ll be hearing on Sun FM at the weekend we thought we’d ask on Facebook what you had planned for the weekend? Quite a lot of people are staying local and attending the Houghton Feast, but there’s always one or two who like to put a downer on your own plans by announcing they’re going to Paris for the weekend, or Gran Canaria for 2 weeks!!

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your Friday and I hope you all have a fab weekend!

Tune in on Monday to catch me and fill in boy moaning about Simon, as of course, he is off.....again!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:59am

James Arthur!!

3rd October 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

Here’s what you missed........

Not much happened today........oh wait, James Arthur joined us in the studio!!

Yes, last years’ X Factor winner came in to see us and talk about his new single and album. We even had a sun fm exclusive........James will be appearing on X factor this year and won’t be performing his new single. He’ll be performing what he’s hoping to release as his second single.

It was obvious that everyone knew he was coming into the studio. The whole office came down to meet him, mainly the women. He seemed pretty impressed with the, and I quote “gorgeous women who work here”, which is why I’m guessing he didn’t seem too bothered about signing autographs and posing for pictures!!What an absolutely lovely person, considering his rise to fame he’s still humble and down to earth. It was a treat to meet him and he was such a gent. I didn’t actually realise how tall he was!!

If you missed James on air don’t panic!! Catch him on our Listen again page at

We were also talking about the cost of honeymoons! According to research out today the average honeymoon costs 5 thousand pounds!!! We had loads of response on Facebook and Twitter and even had people calling in telling us their honeymoon stories, ranging from hiking in Borneo to camping in Stanhope. Unfortunately I was unable to join in the conversation seeing as I’m a lonely singleton who hasn’t even been engaged...........which Simon kindly likes to remind me, regularly.

All in all a very fun filled day. Tune in again tomorrow for Free Film Friday and your chance to win tickets to the Sunderland V Man Utd game at the weekend.


Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:41am

Downton Dogs

2nd October 2013

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Here’s what you missed........

I love Downton Abbey. I also love dogs. Put the 2 together and I’m intrigued.

Today a story appeared about 9 puppies left abandoned in a cardboard box and in order to get them re-homed as soon as possible the carers have named them after characters from Downton Abbey!! My favourite was Carson, with Edith coming in a close second.

To Simon’s delight, a study came out today informing the world that cleaning can actually make you ill. That’s been my excuse all along!! But apparently, simple things as vacuuming actually causes bacteria and mould to be sprayed around the room instead of being sucked up the vacuum.....bleurgh!

On a lighter note, I’m so excited for tomorrow’s show!!! Tune in to hear last year’s X Factor winner. Yes!! James Arthur will be in the studio talking about his new album. I wonder if he’s still in touch with Nicole Scherzinger, or if he’ll be pleased with the amount of women in the office who will no doubt want a photograph????


I’m so excited!!!


Posted by Danielle Moore at 12:40pm

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