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Armistice Day 2014

11th November 2014

Armistice Day 2014Tina in military uniform

Tina ia a former RAF Officer and her husband, JB is still serving in the Armed Forces and is currently away on deployment - so Neil and Tina chat to JB in Ghana on Armistice Day, and ask what it was like a year ago in Afghanistan.

Here's the interview again.


You can listen again to the hour long award winning production for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day here.

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Posted by Tina at 9:54am


4th November 2014


Will the sparks fly between Neil and Tina today?

If you need the Firework Code, then click this link for lots of safety advice

Top Tips

  • Keep Fireworks in a metal box with a closed lid
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Light each firework at arms length and stand well back
  • Never go back to a lit firework
  • Don't throw fireworks
  • Use a head torch and make sure batteries won't run out.
  • Check no hedgehogs under any bonfires piles before you light them.
  • Keep pets indoors (listening to Pirate FM!)

Stay Safe Everyone ... and the best way to do that is to go to an organised Fireworks display.  

And Sparklers have their own dangers.

Who remembers this TV advert?

Holly Day, Scott will be at Falmouth Fireworks set to Music Event at the Cricket Club. Its from 6pm and you can get more details here.  Don't forget to collect your glo-sticks and car stickers from the Pirate FM crew too.

Or find a local event close to you on the What's On Guide and search for Fireworks or on your postcode.

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Posted by Tina at 11:28am

Kids Beliefs

4th November 2014

Kids Beliefs

So we got chatting over the things that kids believe when they are little...and Neil admitted he believed this advert...

Tina wasn't much better with her strange beliefs about fairies...

and Ruthie's innocence shone through.  Listener Mel admitted she never bit her nails again, nor did June know the noise made by pigeons or monkeys!

Plus Paula, Julie and Claire have some lasting impacts of things their parents told them!


Why were we all so gullible?!

Bangers and Cash

Do you fancy winning Bangers, courtesy of Brian Etherington's Meat Company, and Cash? Thirty quid to be precise... well, make sure you're listening to the Breakfast Show after 8.30am for your chance to identify the missing word behind the sizzling sausages! And then be ready to call in on 01209313900.  Of course, you can also win your way to a massive Christmas Hamper with our online competition.

And watch Neil and Tina making sausages....


The usual Secret Sound and Thousand Pound Minute Quizzes every weekday.

Good luck Cornwall.


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Posted by Tina at 11:00am

Making Dreams Come True

24th October 2014

Making Dreams Come True Sam Smith

Listener Karen Christie has been in touch with the show recently Firstly, she had a false widow spider bite that hospitalised her for 3 days.

Then we met her grand-daughter Ellie on a school dinners visit.

Most recently, Karen emailed us when we interviewed Sam Smith, as she's a massive fan...and she wanted to buy another ticket to his sold out gig for her newly discovered grand daughter...

... it's a long story but very heart-warming.

Have a listen to the audio and watch the video below:


It's days like these when it's a real privilege to do our job...

Neil and Tina with Karen ChristieNeil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 10:24am

Foodbank Challenge

21st October 2014

Foodbank Challenge

Last week - Neil and Tina set themselves a challenge to find out more about foodbanks and how we can all help.  Today, a listener tells Neil and Tina just what it's like to have to use a food bank. They played an excerpt of the interview on air, but the full interview is available for you to listen to here.


We've done our shopping and it cost about £30 for a family box of food.  Now the challenge is for Neil and Tina plus her kids to experience what it's like to survive on foodbox rations.

Tina's main worries are no bread, eggs or fresh veg or fruit - plus UHT milk.  But this is what it's like.


If you want to donate then click the links and the foodbanks always need packets of mashed potato, tins of meat, tins of veg, tins of soup, tins of fruit, plus long-life juices.

If you are affected at all and need more information, read our previous blog post here.

Thank you for all your messages - good and bad - we appreciate them all - and hope that we've informed you a little along the way.

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Posted by Tina at 12:20pm

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