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What grinds your gears?

13th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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We all have our little bugbears at work. Those little things that irritate the life out of us! An office survey out today has listed the top 10 habits that infuriate co workers. From personal hygiene to skiving colleagues, we can all relate to at least one. Not mentioning any names, there’s quite a few things on that list that happens at Sun FM towers. My personal pet hate is people who steal other people’s food from the fridge!!! It really bugs me when I bring food in, look forward to eating it, only to find it’s ‘disappeared’. We wanted to know what bugs you in the office and some of you were not afraid to spill the beans. Will on Facebook went on a rant......then shortly after deleted his post, and Steve on Twitter complained about flatulence!!!! Who on earth does that in the office!?

Did anyone catch DIY SOS: The Big Build last night? It was in Sunderland and it was nice to see my lovely city in a good light for once, seeing as whenever it’s normally featured on TV it’s for all the wrong reasons. Nick Knowles and his team were in Houghton helping out the Finlay family and if you watched it without shedding a tear, then your heart must be made of stone! I’m a very proud Mackem, and what I loved most was seeing so many local tradesmen coming together to help out a family they’ve never met and doing it all for free! Just another reason to be proud of my city.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:26am

The station that loves to give

12th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Well ‘Congratulations’ to Emma Stewart from Thorney Close who managed to find those One Direction tickets hidden at the Silksworth Ski Complex. Don’t panic, we’ve got even more tickets to giveaway as part of our Double Dose of One Direction competition that started today. It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is listen throughout the day and when you hear two 1D songs back to back, just give us a ring and those tickets are yours!!

Causing much debate this morning was the discussion about whether Gary Barlow should give back his OBE after it’s come to light that he, along with a few other people allegedly signed up to a tax avoidance scheme and now Gary might have to pay back tens of millions of pounds. A lot of Gary’s female fans on Facebook weren’t happy that Gary was getting bad press and I must admit that I agree with the majority when they said that he should definitely pay back the money he owes but that he received his OBE because of his charity work so he shouldn’t hand it back.

Tune in tomorrow for your next chance to win tickets to see Planet Circus which is back by public demand. They have a spectacular new show featuring acts that vary from the death defying to the hilarious. To win the tickets, all you have to do is listen out for a Krusty the Clown sound clip which has a word missing. Give us a ring, tell us the missing word and you’ll be off to the circus.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:41am

Where on Earth are these 1D tickets??

9th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Research out today claims that almost two thirds of couples claim packing for a holiday has caused an argument before the holiday’s even started, due to women packing ‘unnecessary’ items. On average, a man will pack 18 items of clothing for a week away while women pack 36 items. Now come on ladies, own up, we’ve all done it!! I wasn’t even surprised to find out that when it comes to packing holiday clothes, 53% of women go over the baggage allowance, and 77% of men claim that their other half uses their case to pack extra clothes. Not only that but when you actually get to your destination, 9 out of 10 women end up not even wearing the majority of clothes they’ve taken, we even end up taking on average 8 pairs of shoes. There’s nothing wrong with it though, and it definitely is necessary to pack all that stuff. You never know for definite what the weather’s going to be like, and every outfit needs matching shoes and jewellery!!

I hope at some point over the weekend someone will find these 1D tickets!!!!!!! With all the questions that have been asked over the last week, I thought they would’ve been found by now. Especially when a few of you got in touch yesterday to say there were loads of people out and about in the same area looking for them. We had a phone call this morning from a very disgruntled dad who had just got in from nightshift and was hounded by his kids to go out and look for them straight away; poor thing, he must be shattered!! I hope it doesn’t go on too long, in case they’re never found and then 2 tickets to see One Direction will have been wasted.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:16am


8th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Hallelujah!! We can never say that this football season’s been boring.........we’ve beat Man City twice, Chelsea twice and our best pals the Geordies TWICE! We’ve been to a final at Wembley and took over London, and up until a few days ago we could’ve been relegated!!!! But Gus and the lads made every Mackem very proud last night, beating West Brom and securing another season in the Premiership. So it was no surprise that today’s show was full of Sunderland spirit. We wanted to know what one word would describe how you’re feeling today after last night’s shenanigans. A lot of you said “Happy”, “Relieved”, “Ecstatic” and “Wonderful”; my personal favourite was “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

Those 1D tickets still haven’t been found and my sources tell me some of you are VERY close. A few people have already been out and about searching for them this morning, a lovely lady called in to say she was out in her dressing gown trying to find them. Loads of people were calling to ask questions as to where they’ve been hidden. We can only answer Yes or No and if you’re listening throughout the day, you’ll hear more clues than anyone else!

FYI here’s a little marriage tip from me to you, (not like I’ve ever been married before) apparently the secret to the perfect marriage is to split the household chores evenly......sounds perfect for women, not so much for the men.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:59am

We have a WINNER

7th May 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Today we’ve been asking what job your career teacher at school told you you’d end up with and we wanted to know if they were right. Graham called in to tell us his teacher told him he’d end up in a dead end job, so he felt great 25 years later when he bumped into him and let him know that he did end up in a dead end job, he became a teacher! Chris on Facebook was apparently told he’d amount to nothing, wasn’t clever, wasn’t funny and didn’t have any looks so he was told he should consider being a breakfast show DJ...............thanks Chris!

Those One Direction tickets still haven’t been found and the phone’s been ringing nonstop this morning with people asking questions as to their whereabouts. A few people were already out and about searching for them. If you hadn’t heard, we went and hid a pair of tickets a couple of weeks ago and they were found pretty much straight away, but Simon being a very giving person went and hid another pair, and they’re currently still hidden!! All you have to do is phone us up, ask a question that can only be answered Yes or No and hopefully it’ll lead you to where they’ve been buried. If you’re listening throughout the day, you might even get to hear extra cheeky clues!?

Someone’s grabbed Grundy’s Grand!!!! Congratulations to Sandra Eggleston from Farringdon who must have been paying attention over the weekend when we gave away all the answers to the questions; she’s now a thousand pounds richer!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:09am

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