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Little Mix

5th November 2013

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Here’s what you missed........

We caught up with Little Mix this morning, their 4th time on the show. Unfortunately the girls couldn’t join us in the studio which might have been a good thing seeing as they were very excited and full of caffeine!! Always full of honesty, Simon started off the interview by upsetting three quarters of the group and announced that Jade was his favourite. He also said that their new song isn’t as good as ‘Wings’........This man doesn’t know when to put a sock in it. I personally think their new song ‘Move’ is by far their best, which won me brownie points from the girls. They were absolutely lovely to talk to and their hyperactivity is evident from all the giggling. Don’t panic if you missed it, you can catch it on our Listen Again page. They’ve also said that next time they come on they want to be in the studio.......probably to hurl abuse directly at Simon!!

Also on today’s show Simon and I worked out how fit we actually were. An article came out today with a link to a website which allows you to calculate your fitness age and find out if you’re old beyond your years. It takes less than 2 minutes to work it out. You only need to answer a couple of simple questions, the trickiest of which is measuring your pulse rate for a minute......especially, if like me you can’t find a pulse and then worry that you don’t actually have one. Surprisingly, both Simon and I, despite neither of us doing any exercise, actually have a fitness age of ‘younger than 20’. Check out the tweets we sent so you can work out your own.

Finally, it’s bonfire night tonight! I hope you all get to see some fab firework displays, just remember to stay safe! Even though I’m a grown woman, I hope my dad’s been to buy some sparklers so I can write my name in the sky!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:30am

Sunny the Seagull

4th November 2013

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Thank you to everyone who put forward their suggestions to name our new mascot. The lucky listener who suggested Sunny is Margaret Stephenson. Well done Margaret! I bet you’re over the moon to find out you’ve won a visit from the giant seagull himself.......

It would seem that we know how to pick them when it comes to Twitter followers. On Friday we kicked off round four of #FollowFriday and the unlucky victim was @mcelderrylover. From her Twitter name we could tell she was a fan of Joe McElderry, however we didn’t realise just how big a fan she actually was. Mr McElderry was mentioned in quite a few of her tweets, she even changed her bio to include “Once you’ve been McElderrified you never go back”. She sent over 300 tweets in the course of the weekend, however, she.....erm.....lost followers.......I wonder why?

We’ve had so many chances for you to win prizes today that I’ve lost count. First off we had the self proclaimed love machine John-Paul from Hetton winning tickets to the Sunderland V Man City game at the weekend. Then we had Debbie trying her luck at the celebrity sneeze, to no avail. Finally we had a brand new competition for one week only. Every morning we’re giving you the chance to win £100 worth of Poundstretcher vouchers. To celebrate the opening of the new Poundstretcher store we want you to remember Simon's shopping list. This is possibly the easiest competition known to man. As long as you have a pen and a piece of paper there’s no way you can go wrong....if you do, then shame on you!!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for even more chances to win!!! And of course, Little Mix will be joining us for breakfast!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:54am

Movember has returned

1st November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

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It's the 1st of November today and therefore the beginning of Movember. Simon has decided not to take part this year due to all the horrendous photos taken of him last time.......i dont blame him, they were pretty bad.

Today is also the moment all Twitter followers fear, the moment we choose a Twitter victim to be followed all weekend in order to see how very interesting or very boring they actually are. Today’s #FollowFriday victim is @mcelderrylover, also known as Donna Kelders. From her profile you can see she’s a diehard Joe McElderry fan and before we started following her she had already sent over 68 thousand tweets!!!!

We announced the winner of our pumpkin competition this morning. All day yesterday we were asking you to send in photos of your carved pumpkins with the best receiving a spooky goodie bag. The winner was Jaklyn Commons from Fulwell whose 3 daughters each submitted their pumpkins and they looked great! There were some amazing pictures sent in, however taking a picture from Google and trying to cast it off as your own is also known as cheating.

And finally, as Simon kindly announced, it has been agreed (after much debate) that we’ll soon be starting a new segment on the show entitled “Date Danni”. Now if you can’t make out what this is about from the title then I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m single.....and Simon wants to fix that. He wants to be the Cilla Black of the radio world to find me a man. He’s planning on vetting the lucky / not so lucky candidates and then chaperoning our dates. So be prepared to be grilled by Simon.......and probably my dad, and you wouldn't want to mess with Peter!

Well I’m off to Beamish now with my feathery friend the seagull.

Tune in on Monday to find out which lucky listener has won our Name the Seagull competition and has therefore won a visit from the seagull himself!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:40am

All Hallows' Eve

31st October 2013

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I was looking forward to coming in to work’s Halloween!

I gave Simon a history lesson about why we actually celebrate Halloween. It falls on the evening before “All Hallows’ Day” (1st Nov) and has origins in an ancient Celtic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest season. The Celtics believed that on 31st October, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead would overlap and the deceased would come back to life wreaking havoc and damaging their crops. In order to appease the dead, the Celtics would wear masks and costumes in an attempt to mimic them. Apparently, the tradition of trick or treating has evolved from the middle ages when the poor would go door to door on Hallows’ Day begging for food. I suppose nowadays it’s just an excuse to get dressed up, eat loads of sweets and have a party, and it would seem that we at Sun FM have jumped on the back of that bandwagon.

All morning we’ve been talking about how everyone in the studio have come into work in fancy dress and brought in a carved pumpkin. Check out our Twitter feed to see some of the pictures we’ve taken so far. We’ve also been asking you to send in pictures of your pumpkins. Some have been pretty impressive. It’s a competition that we’re holding all day so that later tonight when you take the kids trick or treating you can still send photos in.

Also on today’s show we were talking to Scouting for Girls who were promoting their Greatest Hits album out in time for Christmas. It was lovely talking to the lads, they’re very funny. Don’t panic if you missed it. You’ll be able to catch it on our Listen Again page.

When I get home tonight I’m planning on turning all the lights off (so the kids in the street think that there’s nobody home), get comfy on the settee with a large bowl of sweets and watch Hocus Pocus!

Happy Halloween everyone.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 12:09pm

Have you not heard?

30th October 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

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Everybody’s heard that the bird is the word! Although IF you hadn’t heard, we at Sun FM towers have acquired a new mascot who is in fact a SEAGULL and NOT A DUCK. I have been given the exciting job of escorting our feathery friend throughout half term around all our discount days out destinations. So far we’ve been skiing, bowling and spent yesterday in South Shields trying out Quasar Elite. Today you can try and catch us at Tweddle Farm, trying to camouflage ourselves amongst the animals. I hope we don’t actually get attacked by animals who feel threatened at the sight of a gigantic seagull!

If like me, you're a softie when it comes to cute things, then head to our Facebook page and check out the YouTube video we’ve uploaded. I absolutely love it! As some of you might know, Tom from McFly became a YouTube sensation last year when he uploaded his wedding day speech. Well this year he’s done it again, although this time he and his wife have a special announcement to share. The cool thing is that they share their announcement using pumpkins, which couldn’t have come at a better time.

Seeing as it's halloween tomorrow, we want you to get involved with the ghoulish activities at Sun Fm. Not only are the breakfast team taking part, but the whole office is getting involved. We’ll all be wearing fancy dress outfits to work and bringing in our very own carved pumpkins. We want you to send us photos of your pumpkins and fancy dress ideas. Also, let us know what you’re actually going to be getting up to on all hallows eve.

Dont forget to tune in tomorrow to hear all our halloween shenanigans and to catch Scouting for Girls chatting to us in the studio!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:57am

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