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19th November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If you hadn’t heard yesterday, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED. Stephen broke the news after hearing rumours from sources close to those involved. Today we managed to hear directly from a press conference at the North Pole and heard Ivan Issue the elf representative confirm the rumours and explain why the elves have cancelled Christmas. He seems to make a good argument. For years the elves have been making toys for boys and girls and have never had a pay rise. It’s affecting elf esteem and elf and safety is at an all time low. It’s freezing at the North Pole and they’re never allowed to have the heating on. Ivan stated that until working conditions improve then toy making will not continue. Simon decided to call Santa to see how he’s feeling about the situation. Santa seemed pretty jovial to be honest. He was upset that the elves feel this way but he’s always one to make light of a bad situation. I can only apologise on behalf of Sun FM if any child has been affected by the news. I know my niece and nephew are not happy that Santa won’t be coming this year, and until a solution has been found, it looks like Christmas 2013 will not go ahead.

If by some miracle a solution is found, you might want to be aware of a list which came out today showing the top 10 worst presents you could possibly send someone. You might want to stay away from things such as personalised handkerchiefs and gift vouchers.

And finally, on a lighter note, the Oxford Dictionary have announced their word of the year.......Selfie!! If you don’t know what it means, it’s basically a photo you take of yourself which is then uploaded to a social networking site. We thought we’d jump on the bandwagon and post one of ourselves, however I’d just like to make clear that the one of Simon and Stephen which shows me ‘napping’ in the background is misleading.....I was only resting me eyes!!

Tune in tomorrow to see if we have any further developments to give you on the Christmas is cancelled scenario.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:28am


18th November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

This morning Stephen came into the studio to break the news that Christmas has been cancelled. We thought it was a joke at first and didn’t know what he meant. All morning he was gaining further information and tried to update us as much as he could. From what he managed to gather from sources, it would seem that the staff at the North Pole have gone on strike, so as it stands, Christmas is in fact cancelled!! Apparently a press conference is going to be held tomorrow morning so hopefully Stephen will have more information for us then.

On a lighter note I have some thrilling Star Wars audition updates.........actually it’s more embarrassing than thrilling. So, I set off for Manchester at 3am on Saturday morning, managed to get in the HUGE queue at 7.30am and stood queuing for 2 hours. It was freezing, but I went prepared, and by doing so I think I proved to many that I may have been over the 23 yr age limit. I seemed to be the only person to think of comfort as I took a chair, a blanket, a packed lunch and a flask of coffee. After queuing for 2 hours I reached the gate and saw a sign saying ‘start of queue this way’ – so basically I’d only been queuing to get in the queue!!! Anyway, after another hour I reached the security guard who was shouting something about headshots? Everyone around me seemed to know what he was on about because they started taking huge files out of their rucksacks.......I on the other hand strolled up to the security guard and politely asked “what would happen if I didn’t have headshots?” To which he replied “can you move to the other side of the barrier please”. Gutted and embarrassed is an understatement!!!! I travelled all that way and didn’t even get to showcase my talents! It wasn’t a complete waste of time, I did see some amazing Storm Troopers, and I’ve never been to Manchester before, so every cloud I suppose........

Our #FollowFriday victim @chrismelville79 seemed to have more of an interesting weekend than me! He’s a very interesting man; a former Coldstream Guardsman of 12 years, he now works as a skip driver and has a season ticket for SAFC. He kept us entertained and seems to prefer using photos to describe his day rather than words.

Stay tuned tomorrow to find out what on earth is going on in the North Pole. If you have any worries please feel free to contact the station.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:22am

May the force be with me

15th November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Well I don’t know about you but I thoroughly enjoyed myself last night at the Christmas lights switch on, despite it being freezing! I met Gus Poyet who tried to keep me warm and I definitely got in the festive spirit listening to the school choirs and seeing Santa’s Christmas message. I think the best part of the night was the fireworks display. They were brilliant!!

I thought I’d share with all of you this morning my good news; I got a phone call yesterday off my little sister to say her boyfriend proposed to her in Paris and she said yes!!! From what she told me, it couldn’t have been anymore romantic, unless a white dove swooped down and gently placed the ring on her finger!! I’m over the moon for you Nat, and Chris is a very lucky man.

In other news I have a very important and very busy weekend ahead of me. As you should all know by now, I’m a big Star Wars fan, and yes you already know I’m a geek. Anyway I’m planning on driving to Manchester in the early hours to queue up and audition for the new Star Wars film, due to be released in 2015. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Disney were having open auditions all over the country for Episode VII, and Manchester is the closest one for me. Wish me luck!!!! I’m really excited.....I hope I get a lightsaber!!!

Another individual with a busy weekend ahead is our #FollowFriday victim @chrismelville79. Chris is our chosen victim this weekend who now has to try and entertain Sun FM listeners. He hasn’t tweeted much so he’ll have to start being creative in order to keep us interested. Good Luck Chris.

Tune in on Monday to find out how both of our weekends went. Hopefully one of us will become a movie star!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:19am

Christmas Lights Galore

14th November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Tonight is the night Gus Poyet will switch on Sunderland’s Christmas lights and I can’t wait! Simon and I will be there as well to try and keep the crowds entertained. I’m actually pretty nervous for that bit, seeing as it’s the first time I’ll be doing it, and because Simon has kindly informed me of the gigantic screens which will be up showing my face......I hope they’re not in HD.

We had a little trial run last night in Grangetown. Simon and I were at the Thompson household switching on their Christmas tree lights. We even decorated the tree, although Simon put in minimal effort and just threw the beads on instead of draping them in an orderly fashion! Sarah and the Thompson family were absolutely lovely! They were very welcoming and even put on a little buffet for the Sun FM team. I say ‘team’ because not only were me and Simon there, but Liam Smedley hosted his Drivetime show live from their sitting room, and Katie McClements joined us as well to do the news! It was the first time Sun FM have ever broadcast from a listeners home, and we’re definitely up for doing it again. A big Thank You to the Thompsons for being such lovely hosts, and an even bigger thank you to Jack the Jack Russell and Fudge the Parrot for not making too much noise!

Seeing as the celebrity sneezer was guessed correctly yesterday we managed to find a new sneezer for this morning’s round. Sherrie called in today with a very specific question “Does he do magic?” We said NO; therefore she guessed that it was Paul Daniels...........who happens to be one of the most famous magicians known to man. I’ll make a suggestion; when you call in with a question, you might want to have a back up celebrity in mind??

I hope to see you all at the Civic Centre tonight for the Christmas switch on, and the fireworks. Wrap up’s going to be freezing!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:44am

Who was our Celebrity Sneezer???

13th November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

...............Brian “It’s a puppet” Conley!!!

Ray from Hetton correctly guessed our celebrity sneezer this morning and won himself a lovely chunk of cash just before Christmas. Well done Ray! After he won, Ray contacted us to say he’d read his star sign this morning and oddly enough it stated....”Cash plans you make are strict but smart. Luck talks to S.” oooooooooooo could that certain S be our very own Mr Grundy????

Don’t worry listeners we’re already prepared with a new celebrity sneezer which kicks off with Mark Black after 11am today.

Last Friday we were talking about how much of a tearjerker the new John Lewis Christmas advert is this year. This morning however, I found a link showing a sneak peak of a new Sainsbury’s Christmas film, and I must admit, even grown men will shed a tear at this one! It’s 45 minutes long and is titled ‘Christmas in a day’. It’s made up of home videos showing real life festive events which were filmed a couple of years ago, showing how people prepare for Christmas; kids getting ready for Christmas eve, Christmas morning and the ultimate Christmas day dinner. The most emotional part shows three siblings recording a message for their dad who is away in Afghanistan.......The trailer is only 3 minutes long and the full film will be released on you tube next week. No doubt Sainsbury’s will use some of the footage for this year’s Christmas advert, they’d be mad not to.

Also on today’s shows we were asking you on Facebook and Twitter to come up with a concept for a new TV show seeing as a lot of people are fed up with the X Factor and most people aren’t even bothered about I’m a Celebrity starting on Sunday. The best suggestion on Facebook was from Chris who suggested we release a radio presenter in Roker park, give them a 5 minute head start and then people have to try and hunt them down. Not only that but Chris suggested the radio presenter should be wearing a mankini.........Simon seems up for it!!!

Simon and I will be in Grangetown later today to switch on the Christmas lights in the Thompson Household.....I can’t wait; we even get to decorate the tree first!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:44am

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