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I am a genius!!

15th July 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s official; I’m a genius, which means Simon can no longer mock my education. I’ve always wanted to see if I’m clever enough to be part of Mensa so I completed an IQ test and officially became a genius. It’s a simple test; it’s not timed and all you have to do is complete 33 individual puzzles. Most of them are pretty straight forward, for example 24 H in a D translates to 24 Hours in a Day. Although there are a couple of tricky ones like 3 B M (S H T R), which translates to 3 Blind Mice (See How They Run)!!! Have a look at our Facebook and Twitter pages where we’ve posted the link to the test – give it a go and let us know how you do; see if you’re smarter than Simon.......that’s not hard.

Unfortunately I was unable to go to the theatre last night and I’m gutted I missed ‘Avenue Q’. It’s like a puppet show for adults and Simon said it was hilarious. I was pleased that some of the cast popped in for a little chat this morning and if you missed it you can hear it again by heading to our Listen Again page.

And finally, today was day 2 of our new TV theme tune game where you have the chance to win a Sun FM mug by simply telling us the name of the TV show that the theme tune is off. Chris called in to have a go, while he was on the cross trainer at the gym!!! I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in the gym at 7.10am on a morning! He correctly guessed that the theme tune was from ‘Jackass’, so fingers crossed you’ll be receiving a shiny new mug in the post which hasn’t been smashed into a hundred pieces.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:55am

And the secret sound was.......

14th July 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Thanks to Daniel Scott who correctly guessed the secret sound on Friday, allowing everyone to move on with their lives. If you didn’t know, the sound was in fact a network cable being plugged into a phone at the National Glass Centre. Daniel now walks away with £3250 and is looking forward to booking a holiday with his girlfriend. Well Done Daniel and THANK YOU for putting an end to the sound.

It took the people of Wearside 7 months to work out the sound; however it’s only taken Cheryl Cole 3 months to work out that she wants to spend the rest of her life with boyfriend Jean-Bernard. Cheryl posted a photo on her website of a wedding ring and confirmed that she had married Jean last week. Simon and I believe you can’t possibly know someone well enough after 3 months to go ahead and marry them. A few of you actually got in touch on Facebook and Jeanette Jefferson was proud to say that she married her husband after knowing him for 6 months and they’ve been happily married for 41 years!!!! Good luck Cheryl, but maybe change your surname now that you’ve remarried?!

We started a new game today called Food or Fake? We’re giving you the chance to win a table for you and 5 friends to go to the opening of The Ropeworks and enjoy a free meal. The funny thing is that your waiters for the evening will be none other than myself and Simon......that should be an experience. I’ve warned Simon that he’s not allowed to take food off people’s plates. Neither of us have had any waiter experience before so apologies in advance if we accidently spill food all over you.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:33am

Put us out of our misery!!!

11th July 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

We’re at our wits end!!!!! Please, we’re begging you, someone, anyone, just guess the secret sound correctly so we can all move on with our lives! We even took the radio station down to the glass centre yesterday to give you a chance to tinker with different things and try and find the sound but to no avail. Someone called in and was soooooo close to winning! Nobody got it right this morning either so we’re just praying it’s guessed correctly at some point today so we can start afresh on Monday.

Another thing bugging me today was I saw that Ellen De Generes tweeted last night apparently wishing Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes all the best on the news that they’re expecting a baby!! My heart sank when I saw it as it means I’ll never ever have a shot with Ryan. I’ll have to look elsewhere for a potential partner..........Bradley Cooper still hasn’t officially settled down with his model girlfriend so every cloud I suppose.

One Word Weekend returned today! It was nice to see so many people who’ve planned an exciting couple of days, with words like ‘celebration’, ‘wedding’ and ‘prom’. Not so exciting is my one word weekend, ‘sleep’. Tired is an understatement so I’m planning on hibernating for the next 48 hours and catching up on some well deserved rest.

Whatever your plans, have a happy weekend!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:17am

Stop waving that banana in my face!

9th July 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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You all love my random fact finds and this one was no different. I found 16 useful facts about......BANANAS!!! Did you know that if you have a bug bite or hives, you can rub the inside of a banana peel on the infected area to relieve itching and irritation? Even better is if you think you need to buy a new leather bag or a pair of shoes because they’re looking a bit worn, just rub the inside of the peel on them and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine. How handy is that!?!?

We’ve been giving you the chance all week to win tickets to see 'Rock of Ages' at the Sunderland Empire. If you like rock music you’re in for a treat. Throughout the show there’ll be 30 rock songs performed and to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is correctly guess the artist of at least one rock song when we play a little rock medley. If you have a spare minute and you’ve always wanted to know what your rock name would be, head to our 'Rock of Ages' page and try out the rock name generator. It's harmless fun; simply type in your name and sex and it generates a rock name for you. Mine was ‘Binx Electrix’ and Simon will now be known as ‘Jarvis Castronovo’.

FYI – If Sunderland’s Secret Sound isn’t won on tomorrow’s show we’re going to be giving you the biggest clue as we’ll be taking the entire station down to the National Glass Centre so stay tuned!!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 12:31pm

Im begging you, please guess it correctly!

8th July 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Everyone knows how much I love food and pizza is my favourite, so I was over the moon when Simon told me about a brand new Italian invention. Some little genius has invented a pizza making vending machine!! Honestly this is no joke; you can even watch a video of how it works. It costs £3.50 per 10 inch pizza and takes 3 minutes to make. Simply choose which topping you’d like and it makes the pizza from scratch. Everything is made fresh; it makes the dough, rolls it out, adds the tomato base, puts your toppings on and cooks it. Even better is, when its cooking, another part of the machine makes the pizza box. Not only is this machine amazing, it’s ridiculously handy, because if you fancy eating it straight away it also gives you a pizza cutter!!!! I’m praying these machines are brought to England.

We have a sneaky suspicion that rumours have begun around the world warning restaurants to be aware of 2 English people making prank calls and talking about tea. We called Germany this morning as part of our ‘Time for Tea’ competition. All I wanted to talk to them about was football and they hung up. That’s the second day in a row, first Denmark and now Germany, very rude indeed.

Simon gave away a HUGE clue for the secret sound this morning and I’m praying that it’s won soon........I don’t know how much more I can take!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:49am

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