19th May 2014
Today, we had Cornish mum, Silvia Salib on the show to talk about her son being diagnosed with autism, and just how it has affected her family. It was ahead of Scott Temple's morning show being broadcast live from the SPECTRUM Pearl Centre in Truro.
You can listen again to the full interview with Tina and Silvia here.
Spectrum is a charity that supports all aspects of those touched by autism.
To find out more, pop along to the Pearl Centre in Truro, or contact them via their website.
Former Pussycat Doll, Ashley Roberts is on Neil's 'list'
Yeah - not a great way to start chatting to a celebrity - but Neil did tell former Pussycat Doll, and Dancing on Ice Judge, Ashley Roberts, that she was on his 'list'...stunned is all we can say.
Have a listen to find out what she's been up to lately, and her views on life in the limelight.
Big Cash Weekends
And the penultimate winner of £500 this morning was Ann Clarke from St Austell. She was caller no.2 and answered the phone by saying "Michael Jackson".
Ann explained how she'd delayed going into the shops on Saturday, just to hear the Big Cash Artist, and then she set her alarm for 7.30am to make sure she was awake...just in case!
With a big birthday coming up for her husband next month, Ann's gonna treat them both with her win!
You could be our final Big Cash Weekend winner on Tuesday 27th May ('cos it's a Bank Holiday next week!). Find out how, here.
Posted by Pirate FM at 9:30am
16th May 2014
Thank you Cornwall
An independent survey* reveals another 25,000 extra listeners are tuning in over the past year - and we are very grateful.
We got talking about when you've been in front of a big Audience and listener Emma Russell from Par revealed her very exciting former life....in front of big audiences!
Have a listen...
Win a Grand
Everyday you can win a Thousand pounds - yes every single working weekday!
Contestant Simon Carthew from Truro scored 7/10, the highest score of the week so far. How would you have done?
You can test yourself every day with the questions.
Maybe you'll even be able to double the money by playing 'Double or Quits'. If you get 10 out of 10, you'll be given the option to answer one more question and if you get that right, you win double the cash, of course if you get it wrong, you get nothing.
Have a great weekend
Posted by Tina at 7:10am
12th May 2014
Big Cash Winner
Every weekend we've been asking you to listen to the radio, and register online with the name of the artist that we played after 9am miday, and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Then, all you need to do if you phone rings after 7:30am, is to answer the phone with the name of the artist, which this weekend was Queen.
James Dundon made the call, our first caller did not answer after five rings. So, lucky caller number two was Glenys Bennett, from Devoran who takes away £500 in cash!
There are two more chances to win. To find out more, click here.
Practise nurse Glenys is a long time listener of Pirate Fm, but this is the first time she's entered and won anything. Delighted, she plans a short break in the summer, which she thought she couldn't afford. What a way to start the week!
You can hear the moment she won here.
Fying Home For Christmas update
You might recall, we spoke to lots of lovely nominations for people who wanted their loved ones to spend Christmas back in Cornwall.
Gary Niner received 44 nominations and here's what he said at Christmas.
Sadly he didn't win...but Gary is a dynamo. Here's what he's doing now.
' Just to let you know I'm climbing the highest mountain In Malaysia in Saba next week. I have paid for it all my self just looking for people to make a small donation of money clothes wit ever they have for the kids of Cambodia. So just wondered if there was anything you could do to make awareness. The link is below.'
Posted by Pirate FM at 9:31am
7th May 2014
The streets of Helston are coming alive, for Flora Day 2014!
Our very own Holly Day is all morning, bringing us the sites and sounds of this amazing Cornish event, which sees the whole town gather together...
..and if that wasn't enough, you can also get closer to the action thanks to brand new webcams, which for the first ever time will broadcast the dance across the globe!
Posted by Pirate FM at 1:43pm
7th May 2014
Poverty in Cornwall
In the news today we were hearing that Cornwall is the UK 'Capital' of food poverty linked to average wages in a European study.
It got us talking about the very real issues of poverty after Neil related his story of seeing a well-dressed man searching the bins in the park yesterday.
If you'd like to listen to the statistics again, please click the link
Beverley had a great suggestion for holiday homes.
If you'd like a list of where to find your local foodbank and how to obtain a foodbank voucher, you can download the document here.
Are you still a big kid?
Neil admits he plays 'tag' at home with his girlfriend and runs away which really annoys her! Tina licks the cake mixture spoon when baking and rolls down grassy hills!
Caller, Sarah from St Austell gets up to no good with her (older sister)! Have a listen!
Confessions of a Teacher
Not sure if we should be worried - or just amused that we all have bad days at work...
Posted by Tina at 8:48am