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Childhood TV Takeover

15th October 2013

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It has been revealed that 'The Clangers' will be returning to our screens in 2015! Yes, the little pink, long-nosed mouse-like creatures will be making a return to a TV near you. Simon was so happy about this piece of news that he rummaged around to find his penny whistle........why does he keep one at work you ask???? 

However, because of this revelation, we decided to ask on Facebook and Twitter what TV programme from your childhood would you want to see return to our TV screens? There was an amazing response not only online but also with people phoning in. It definitely brought back some very fond memories of peoples’ childhoods. I for one remembered starting the day off watching The Smurfs and Top Cat before school (re-runs obviously......I’m far too young to remember the originals being aired) Then after school I’d rush home to catch Animals of Farthing Wood. Weekends usually consisted of The Raccoons, Duck Tales and Inspector Gadget!!

I must admit I hadn’t even heard of some of the shows people mentioned online.....Pink Windmill, Mary Mungo & Midge, Itsy & Bitsy and The Flumps??? Simons favourite seemed to be Jamie and the Magic Torch, considering he would not stop singing the theme song.....yet again, another one I didn’t know.

Overall I’d say the majority of people agreed that they should bring back Bagpuss and The Banana Splits. To be honest as much as I’d love them to bring back all the classics from my childhood you know that if they did, they’d all be re-mastered and digitally enhanced which just takes all the “classic” away from it. There's nothing better than watching an old cartoon which was hand drawn and makes a lovely crackle sound in the background......that's just my personal opinion.

Get yourselves on Facebook and add to the ever growing list of childhood favourites!

Catch you all tomorrow.




Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:03am

Miserable Murky Monday

14th October 2013

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Well Simon started at the earlier time of 5.30am today and as promised, we kicked off the show discussing the outcome of our new fun feature which started last week, #FollowFriday. We asked on Fridays show for as many people as possible to follow @ShazGranny on Twitter to see what kind of weekend she had. Sharon did not disappoint when it came to keeping us entertained! Her followers nearly doubled and she sent over 150 tweets!!! We had mentioned we’d be reading them out on air today, however, due to Sharon’s “colourful” thoughts we kept it to a minimum......

Our next victim will be chosen on Friday’s show.

A report out today highlighted that 44% of Brits have an OCD. I thought that figure was quite high, nearly half of the population. After reading the 10 tell tale signs I found out that due to my constant worry that I haven’t locked doors, I also fall into the OCD category. So does Simon with his germ phobia!

Another report out today showed that last year, over 250,000 items were handed to lost property offices after being found on trains and buses. The list of items included 51,000 books, 12,000 umbrellas and weirdly enough, somebody’s ashes!!! Therefore we were asking on Facebook “What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever found on a train?” I was quite disgusted when someone tweeted they’d found a set of false teeth, I mean c’mon who forgets to pick up their teeth!!!

And finally, we’ve decided to place our £100 bet for the Rainbow Trust on Abi Alton to win the X Factor this year. A quirky North Eastern lass from Guisborough, I think she has a good chance, and in the words of Gary Barlow she is “just what this show needs”.

Enjoy the rest of your Murky Monday.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:53am


11th October 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

Here’s what you missed........

#FollowFriday, our new fun feature for a Friday, (alliteration at its finest).

We’ve decided to come up with a new feature for the Breakfast Show that can cover a whole weekend and get everyone involved on Twitter. Basically, we want as many people as possible to follow the most recent follower of @1034SunFM. We’ll pick the unknown victim on a Friday morning and we want you to follow them for a whole weekend to see what they get up to.

Today’s victim is @ShazGranny. In less than an hour, Sharon’s Twitter followers grew and grew. We got Sharon on the phone to see how she felt about her upcoming weekend challenge and warned her that she needs to be exciting and interesting seeing as her tweets will be read out by Simon on Monday morning. Don’t miss out, and tune in to find out how Sharon’s weekend went.......I wonder who our next victim will be!?!

Bad News Alert: The weekend is nearly upon us and for those of you hoping to have a nice lie-in and wake up refreshed and de-stressed then I’m sorry to disappoint. I found a study today which highlighted the fact that as much as we look forward to a lie-in on a weekend, no matter how long it will be, it’s not enough to undo the damage caused by lack of sleep during the week......gutted!!

And finally, I’m sad to say that Jo in the travel centre is leaving today.....She’ll be replaced by Sam; a lovely lass who has a disturbing love of cats.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday and I hope you have a fab weekend.....I know Shaz will.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:15am

James Blunt!!

10th October 2013

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I hope you enjoyed today’s show, I certainly did. Just like every other day I enjoy coming into work and today was no different, especially considering we interviewed James Blunt!! He joined us for a little chat about his new single Bonfire Hearts, and his 4th album ‘Moon Landing’ which is out later this month. What a lovely person to talk to, he was so pleasant. Talking about the album he mentioned he went back to his roots and co wrote the album with the same producer he worked with on his first album ‘Back to Bedlam’. There’s also a song on the album which was co wrote with Ryan Tedder, lead singer of One Republic.

If you didn’t catch our interview with James this morning then you can hear it on our Listen Again page on the Sun FM website.

Considering how happy I am with my job, it was a surprise to hear in the news that Britain overall are the most dissatisfied people when it comes to their place of work. We asked on Facebook if you could give us your tips to a happy workplace. My advice.......have fun! Whether you work in an office, a factory or a supermarket, make it fun. Not just for yourself but for others. I always try and have fun at work, even if it just makes me smile.

And finally it would seem that my tough love yesterday worked as people have started bidding to have a Christmas lunch with me and Simon!!! It’s ALL for charity and you’d be helping out a very worthy cause; The Rainbow Trust, so keep it up!!

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:17am

Simon Grundy returns...........

9th October 2013

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Today was Simons first day back after his fancy birthday weekend away. By the sounds of it he was spoilt rotten, and I’m undecided as to whether he deserves it. I could tell he’d been whisked away to somewhere in Italy seeing as he greeted me this morning shouting “Ciao Bella”.

As I was tired of listening to him go on and on and on and on about his birthday I decided to ask on Facebook “What’s the best birthday surprise you’ve ever had?” Just so we could hear about other people’s birthdays rather than Simons all morning. We got loads of response and it was nice to hear from so many men who’ve done romantic things for their wives or girlfriends. See, Romance isn’t dead after all!

I was also catching Simon up on what’s happened while he’s been away. He doesn’t seem to have made his mind up about Gus Poyet yet but as I mentioned yesterday I would’ve preferred Kevin Ball.

Finally, only 8 days left to get yourselves to the Best parties of Christmas page and start bidding to have a Christmas lunch with me and Simon!!! It’s ALL for charity and you’d be helping out a very worthy cause; The Rainbow Trust.

Thanking you in advance


Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:49am

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