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I'm going to be the next Chewbacca!!

22nd May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Only 6 days to go and you’re still waiting to hear 2 One Direction songs played back to back to be in with a chance of winning those tickets. Simon was so mean this morning because he knows how much people want those tickets. He played 1 One Direction song then Stephen did his news and then Simon played another 1D song and the phone lines went nuts. Unfortunately the 2 songs have to be played straight after each other, so he was just teasing! He’s so mean.

On Facebook and Twitter this morning we were asking if you had any ideas of what we could buy as a wedding gift that looks expensive but is actually pretty cheap? Basically Simon and I will be attending 5 weddings this year between us and research out today says that the average cost of attending only one wedding is roughly £400!! That includes the cost of an outfit, hotel, perhaps the hen/stag do and then of course there’s the present. Due to the cost, 97% of us would try and pick the cheapest gift. Our favourite suggestion on Facebook was from Chris who said that we should go to the wedding with a gift tag all written out and attach it to the biggest present we can find! Genius idea Chris, absolutely genius.

I hope all you Star Wars fans heard my showbiz news this morning. J.J. Abrams, director of the Star Wars films has offered fans the opportunity to appear in Episode VII. As part of a fundraising initiative, Abrams has asked fans to donate at least $10 (£6) to UNICEF via Omaze website. Those who donate will be entered into a draw to win a behind the scenes tour of the set in London, a chance to meet the cast, and they’ll be transformed into a Star Wars character to shoot a scene which will be used in the film!!!!!!!! I’m definitely entering myself, especially if it only costs £6! This is my time to shine!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:02am

1 week to go!!

21st May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If you didn’t notice, I was off at the start of the week and returned today after what can only be described as an unbelievable weekend of birthday celebrations in London. Free champagne, karaoke, secret cinema, Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter tour, friends, family, laughs and year has a lot to live up to! I’d also like to say a huge thanks to all you lovely listeners who got in touch to wish me Happy Birthday.

Even though I was at work on my birthday I was spoilt rotten! Apparently nobody wished footballer Yaya Toure a ‘Happy Birthday’ when it was his which he doesn’t seem happy about! We wanted to know what happens at your workplace when it’s your birthday. Some places seem to be very generous; Yasmin who works at B&M in Houghton was treated to flowers and a tannoy announcement on her 30th and Jules was spoilt rotten with banners, balloons and chocolates, which is amazing considering she works on a team of 17 men!

I’m pleased I came back today as Sam Smith was on the show having a chat with Simon and I about his new single ‘Stay with me’ going straight to number 1. He was absolutely lovely, so pleasant and chatty. He was in a very good mood as he’d just been told that his single ‘Leave your lover’ had gone straight to number 1 on the American iTunes chart! He’s only 22 and he’s achieved so much already. Don’t worry if you missed it you can catch it now on our Listen Again page.

The countdown has begun for the One Direction concert........1week today!!!! Check out our Twitter page to see Niall at the stadium in his very own SAFC kit, that’s right, they were here yesterday rehearsing! Tune in tomorrow to see if we play those 2 One Direction songs for your chance to win tickets!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:57am

Happy Birthday to ME!!

16th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s my favourite day of the year.....that’s right it’s my birthday; the only day when it’s ok to be selfish! Most women my age would prefer perfume or jewellery but no not me. Simon gave me one of the best presents; a Star Wars Wookie key ring that actually makes a noise like Chewbacca, and I love it! He knows me so well.

If by any chance you tuned in this morning and heard Peter Griffin from Family Guy serenading you with festive jingles, don’t be alarmed. Both Simon and I are huge Family Guy fans and I found out today that the creator Seth McFarlane is releasing a Christmas album this year, which only reminded us of when Peter Griffin released his. If you have a spare 5 minutes try and watch it on YouTube, it’s quite possibly the funniest clip of the entire show.

It was your last chance to Grab Grundy’s Grand today and we were really hoping to hand over another thousand pounds, unfortunately Jimmy from Peterlee only managed 4 out of 10. Never mind, when Simon’s managed to save up enough cash he’ll no doubt give you more chances to grab it.

Don’t forget to tune in next week when Simon will be chatting to Sam Smith and keep listening out for 2 One Direction songs played back to back, for your chance to grab those tickets. Unfortunately I won’t be back from my birthday trip to London until Wednesday........don’t miss me too much!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:28am

Danni's Cafe Open For Business

15th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Seeing as we’re always wanting to give back to our cherished listeners, (who’ve made us Number 1 in the region yet again) we opened Danni’s Cafe. You heard correctly. We’ve opened a cafe in our reception, giving you the chance to come in, say hello, and get a nice hot cuppa on your way to work. It’s not just any normal cuppa by the way; it’s made by yours truly in a special one of a kind Sun FM mug which you get to keep!

If you’ve been listening all week waiting to hear 2 One Direction songs played back to back in the hopes of winning those sought after 1D tickets then you’ll have heard Sharon Morgan from Roker snapped them up! We’ve had loads of eager people calling in whenever a One Direction song’s been played, but Sharon was our lucky winner this morning and she’s decided to treat her niece who’s a huge fan. Simon even hinted that we might have more tickets to giveaway!!!! He’s such a nice guy........sometimes.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your last chance to Grab Grundy’s Grand. We’ve already had two winners so far and it’s so simple to win; you only need to answer 10 general knowledge questions correctly in 60 seconds. Let’s end it on a high and make one more Wearsider a thousand pounds richer.



P.S It’s my birthday tomorrow..........just saying.

Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:32am

Double Dose of One Direction

14th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If you haven’t heard, it’s my birthday on Friday and Simon’s been hinting that he’s got a few surprises up his sleeve. Now I’m not sure if that’s something to be excited about or weary of? Knowing Simon, I should probably be concerned. I’m the type of person who hates not knowing what’s happening. Even my sister said last night, “I hate it when it’s your birthday or Christmas because you always want to know what you’re getting!” It’s actually bugging me that I don’t know what Simon’s got planned. I heard him trying to have a secret chat with Katie McClements and the phrase “Butlers in the Buff” was mentioned........that would definitely be a good way to kick off the birthday shenanigans!!

We still haven’t played a double dose of 1D yet, or ‘Double D’ as Simon likes to call it. We’re giving you yet another chance to win tickets to see One Direction at the Stadium of Light in 2 weeks time and it’s so simple to win them. At some point between now and the concert we will play 2 One Direction songs back to back. As soon as you hear them, give us a ring and you could be seeing the lads in the flesh!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your penultimate chance to Grab Grundy’s Grand. It comes to an end on Friday and we’ve already gave away a couple of thousand. You only need to answer 10 general knowledge questions correctly and you could be a grand richer.......simples!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:38am

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