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Look who joined us for breakfast!

17th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I found a little article out today for all you lads; it lists 20 signs that can tell you if you’re turning into your dad, and Simon agreed with quite a few of them! From falling asleep in the front room to becoming interested in nature documentaries it was interesting to see just how easily you can turn into your dad. I think when you start ordering a pint of bitter instead a pint of lager then you know it’s happened!!

I came into work this morning really really happy as technically today is my Friday and the thought of having 4 days off work really put me in a good mood! That was until Simon kindly informed me I have to work on Monday......Say Whaaaatttt?!?! Advanced warning to all; I might sound a little bit tired on Monday.

Something that did cheer me up was when Heidi Range from the Sugababes and Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz joined us in the studio to talk about ‘Happy Days’ the musical that they’re both starring in at the Sunderland Empire. They were absolutely lovely and I was actually a little bit star struck. You might not have heard because he’s so discreet, but Simon was actually in ‘Happy Days’ last night and he was even given The Beatles’ dressing room. Heidi mentioned that she’s in Sid James’ dressing room and when Simon kindly informed her that Sid James died at the Empire Heidi freaked out and thought Simon was lying! Don’t worry if you missed it, you can catch it on our Listen Again page, and it’s hilarious.

Whatever you’ve got planned for Easter weekend, enjoy the time off work, spend time with family and friends and eat LOADS of chocolate!!!

Happy Easter from everyone at Sun FM!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:27am

And we have a winner..........

16th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Congratulations to Brian Christie from Farringdon who managed to Grab Grundy’s Grand this morning!! He answered 10 general knowledge questions correctly in 60 seconds and now he’s a grand better off, and just in time for Easter weekend!!!

Steve Cram was once again in the studio this morning and I remember last week he said he’d be looking at doing a long distance run this week. With Easter round the corner he’s made me promise that because I’ll be eating loads of chocolate over the weekend I’ve got to make up for it and go out for a 1 hour run. With all the advice he’s gave me over the last 6 weeks I’m not worried about an hour run at all! I don’t think I’ll be able to constantly run for an hour, but he did say I’d be able to include a couple of rests so I’m actually looking forward to it. I can’t believe I’ll actually be doing the race in less than 3 weeks!!! Don’t forget you can still sponsor me and every penny raised will go to the NSPCC Sunderland!!

If you hadn’t heard, Mr Grundy will be appearing in tonight’s showing of Happy Days at the Empire, so apologies if you’ve already bought tickets for tonight! To be honest I wish I was going; it’s bound to be comedy gold. He’s got quite a few lines to learn and he’s even been given his own dressing room! Break a leg Simon!!!!

Tune in tomorrow when Heidi from the Sugababes and Cheryl Baker will be in the studio to talk to me and Simon about Happy Days.........I wonder what they’ll say about Simon’s acting skills!?



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:58am

The X Factor comes to Sunderland

15th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Simon and I went to see ‘Happy Days’ the musical last night and it was great. I can’t really remember much of the TV show, apart from when repeats were shown on a Saturday but I still remember all the characters. Simon was a little bit nervous after watching it because he’s staring in it on Wednesday and for his part he has to learn a dance routine and a song!!! Now I would pay good money to see Wednesdays show, it’s bound to be comedy gold! Heidi from the Sugababes who plays Pinky and Cheryl Baker who plays Mrs Cunningham are coming into the studio on Thursday to talk about the show and there are many lads in the office who are definitely coming into work early to say hello!!!

The X Factor auditions are taking place in the Bridges today and we wanted to know if you were planning on going along to showcase your talents. We even asked you to phone in and practice your singing on air. One lad called in and I honestly didn’t have a clue what he was singing. On the other hand a young girl called in to sing my personal favourite ‘9-5’, unfortunately I think she needs to let Dolly Parton sing sounded more like a bag of drowning cats. Good luck to all you pop star wannabes, you never know, the next big thing could be from Sunderland!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow when Steve Cram will be back in with more running tips........less than 3 weeks to go!!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:43am

Happy Days

14th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It actually felt like a happy Monday this morning. I bet I’m not the only one who woke up with a smile on my face knowing I’m only at work for 4 days and then I’ve got 4 days off!! Oh how I love Easter Bank Holiday!

I made sure I had a relaxing weekend so I could save my energy for next weekend. I went for a run and I even went to a Pilate’s class on Sunday. It was really relaxing and it’s supposed to help with your posture, stretching and breathing. I really enjoyed it but think I’ve pulled a little muscle in my neck......just my luck.

Simon seemed a little too relaxed this morning; he was so relaxed he couldn’t be bothered to sort out questions for Grab Grundy’s Grand so he just picked 10 that were asked last week. He’s a giver bless him, and he just wants to give money away. Vicky from Fulwell was on this morning and came so close to winning. She remembered some of the answers from last week and got 9 out of 10 right!!!!! So close, yet so far away! Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow, you never know, Simon will probably be even more relaxed and just ask the exact same questions!

I’m off to the theatre tonight to see ‘Happy Days’, and if you haven’t heard, Simon’s going to be in it on Wednesday. I don’t know how you couldn’t know about it seeing as he goes on and on and on and on and on about it.........



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:24am


11th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s Friiiiiiddddaaaaaaayyyyyyyy and we’ve all got that Friday feeling!!!!

Hallelujah it’s the weekend and seeing as this is the only weekend I have free until the end of May, I’m planning on doing very little!! Fingers crossed the sun stays out for the next couple of days so I can sit in the garden and relax......preferably with a nice cold cider in hand! Although I’ll still have to fit in a gym session and a run but hopefully that will be all I’m doing.

Simon was asking you this morning to get in touch and gives us one word that would describe your upcoming weekend. Sadly, a few of you on Facebook said ‘work’, although I was pleased to see the words ‘party’, ‘wine’ and my favourite, ‘carnage’. Simon even asked you to phone in and shout your one word down the phone and hang up, something I thought was a bit risky. It started off well, with someone sounding like Father Jack from ‘Father Ted’ shouting “DRINK”, and then it got a little bit dodgy when I woman yelled “DOGGING”........each to their own I suppose?!

From cinema tickets to football tickets, it’s been a prize giveaway bonanza today. ‘Grab Grundy’s Grand’ returned at the beginning of the week and so far nobody’s won!! I was really hoping Harry from Washington was going to walk away with the cash; what a lovely person! He volunteers for the Sunderland Blind Society and he’s partially sighted himself. Unfortunately he only got 3 out of 10. Tune in on Monday to have a go. You can even have a practice run on the website first!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:48am

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