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There's no business like show business

7th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s been a busy show this morning.

It was week 2 of Free Fuel Friday, your chance to bag yourself a free tank of petrol. All you have to do is listen out for clues as to the whereabouts of Sunny the Seagull and our trusty Sun FM Street Team. You can’t miss them actually seeing as they’re driving around in a blue Mini with Sun FM on the side! Today the team were at the Shell garage in Grindon and the password was “There’s no business like show business.....” Not only did you have to sing the password but you also had to include jazz hands! Congratulations goes to Michael from Ford Estate who has now lost some of his manliness after singing on air!

Today was your last chance to win tickets to see the Christmas Panto at the Empire this year. I must admit, I’ve impressed myself with my whistling abilities this week. From 'Walk like an Egyptian' to 'Sitting on the dock of the bay' I've been whistling while I worked and today's song was Maroon 5 'Moves like Jagger'.

Tune in next week when the much anticipated ‘What’s in Danni’s mouth?’ returns after a 1 week break. What on earth can I stuff in my mouth this time?



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:37am

Monty the Penguin

6th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s officially Christmas.....well not really, but the John Lewis Christmas Advert has finally been released! If you remember last year’s tale of the Bear and the Hare then you’ll be very pleased with this year’s Monty the Penguin. It follows the story of Sam a little boy whose friend is a Penguin who wants to fall in love. Tom Odell has recorded a cover of ‘Real love’ by John Lennon and I won’t spoil the ending, but Simon did get teary eyed. It’s going to be having its official first play on TV during Gogglebox tomorrow night, but if you can’t wait that long then head to our Facebook and Twitter pages where we’ve posted the video.

Speaking of adverts, all morning we’ve been asking you what your favourite and most memorable adverts are. I can remember a Maltesers advert from when I was little where it’s set in a 50’s diner and a man and woman dance to ‘Dream Lover’ by Bobby Darin. I managed to find it online and it was released in 1989.....I was only 2, yet I still remember it! Some funny ones people remembered were the Aldi advert with the old lady who doesn’t like tea but likes to drink gin and of course all the Irn Bru adverts, especially where everyone gets called Fanny.

Tune in tomorrow for Free Fuel Friday and also your last chance to win tickets to see this year’s Christmas Panto at the Empire. I will be whistling my final song of the week, and I think this will be a tough one?!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:47am

Bonfire Night

5th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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“Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot”

I gave a little history lesson today on the reason why we celebrate 5th November and if you didn’t know, it’s because after the failed assassination attempt on King James I in 1605, people lit bonfires around London in celebration. Later, the introduction of the ‘Observance of 5th November Act’ enforced an annual public holiday of thanksgiving for the plots failure.

The name Guy Fawkes is associated with Bonfire Night as it was he who was found guarding the barrels of gunpowder, but did you know that there were in fact 13 men involved in the plot led by Robert Catesby. I knew my history degree would come in useful one day.

Upsetting showbiz news this morning..............we’ve seen reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has APPARENTLY proposed to his girlfriend Sophie Hunter as it LOOKS LIKE it’s been announced in The Times newspaper. I’m praying that it’s a hoax and I’ve even tweeted The Times and asked them to confirm it!!! Fingers crossed I’m still in with a chance.

Simon and I will be at the Ashbrooke Fireworks display tonight doing the all important countdown. We’ll hopefully see you there but if not, whatever you're doing tonight please be safe!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:07am

To infinity.....and beyond!

4th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Apparently Buzz Lightyear’s famous catchphrase from ‘Toy Story’ has been voted the number one best film quote ever! A list of the top 10 best film quotes as voted for by Radio Times readers was released today and it includes “You’re gonnna need a bigger boat” from Jaws and also “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn”. I must admit those I’ve mentioned deserve to be on the list but then they’ve got ones like “Nobody’s perfect” from Some like it hot and they’ve missed off some amazing ones!! They haven’t even got “May the force be with you” or even “Life is like a box of chocolates”. Loads of you got in touch to tell us your favourite lines and we jonyed trying to guess what filnms they were from.

Also on the show was our new competition “Whistle while you work” a fun new game where I have to whistle a song and all you have to do is guess what song it is and you win a pair of tickets for this year’s Christmas Panto ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. I must admit, I’m pretty pleased with my whistling abilities and today’s tune was “Magic Moments”, that memorable Perry Como tune from the Quality Street advert! Tomorrow’s is going to be a long one so excuse me now if I get out of breath.

Just a little update for those of you who have been waiting to recieve your Breakfast Show would seem that they have been stopped at customs!! I honestly thought Simon was joking when he told me, but honestly that's where they are!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:18am

Men doing daily housework.........really?

3rd November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I hope you all had a brilliant Halloween I certainly did! My sister and I went out dressed as the 2 little girls from The Shining and not wanting to blow my own trumpet but we looked pretty good. Quote of the year goes to my mam who was so shocked when she saw us she said “Eeeee you look like sisters.........” (yes mam, we’ve been sisters for 24 years).

I also had a fabulous day in Preston celebrating the wedding of a very close friend who I’ve known since school. They’re already prepared for married life and with research out today that men now spend 2 hours every day helping with household chores I know the new Mrs Wilby will have plenty of spare time on her hands. I don’t know of any man that does 2 hours of housework a day, but it would seem on Facebook that I’m mistaken. Quite a few of you posted to say that all housework is split 50/50 between you and your husband which is very impressive. To be honest, my dad doesn’t even know where the iron is, let alone knows how to use it!!

If you’ve been following X Factor and supporting local talent, then you like us will be gutted to know that Lola Saunders had the fewest public votes on last night’s show and was sent home. To be honest its already been proven with the likes of Olly Murs and One Direction that you don’t need to win the x factor to have a good singing career, so Good Luck Lola, you’ll do great!

Tune in again tomorrow for round 2 of “Whistle while you work”, a new competition giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Christmas Panto. All you have to do is tell us what song I’m whistling. I’m a really good whistler, and today’s song was “Walk like an Egyptian”....whistled to perfection.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:33am

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