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May 2014

Cornwall head to Twickenham

29th May 2014

Come on Cornwall Rugby Poster

It’s one of the biggest games in Cornwall’s rugby calendar. Lancashire in the County Championships – at Twickenham.

The Black and Golds are hoping for revenge against the team that beat them in last year’s final.

Cornwall haven’t won the County Championships (known as the Bill Beaumont Cup) since 1999. 

This year, they beat Hertfordshire away in the semis and their travelling fans outnumbered the home supporters by around 5 to 1!

Em’s been to training – with the guys who play with odd shaped balls

 

 

Show your support for our boys!

Download one of our special posters, and either print it out, or post it to your Facebook or Twitter profile!

Come on Cornwall Rugby Poster Cornwall Rugby Poster

 

 

Posted by Pirate FM at 8:45am

Adam Giles wins £200!

28th May 2014

Cornish Mutual Winner

Adam Giles from Falmouth won £200 thanks to Cornish Mutural! He correctly guesses how much you should insure the contents of the Cornish Mutural kitchen for.

The lucky winner plans to spend the money on a weekend visit to Twickenham to watch the Cornwall take on Lancashire for the second time in a bid to win the Rugby County Championship. 

 

Posted by Winners Blog at 3:44pm

In The Studio

25th May 2014

Over the past few months I've had a great opportunity to get in the studio to tech opt what gets broadcast on Pirate FM when we've been broadcasting live from locations across Cornwall. This has involved communicating with the presenter who is live on air to plan what is coming up in the show and operating the studio desk while the presenter is offsite. 

I've also been in the studio regularly recording the commercial that go out for Cornwall College Business. You know the ones "The Pirate FM Apprentice with Cornwall College Business" the voice you hear after that is me! 

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn and not just that but enjoy the work your doing too!

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 9:34pm

Neil and Tina have been learning all about autism

19th May 2014

Autism 

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.

 
Tina also chatted to Robin Gunsom, from SPECTRUM

 

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.

Ashley RobertsFormer 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.

 

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Posted by Pirate FM at 9:30am

Big Audiences

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

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* (Sources: RAJAR, Pirate FM TSA, 3 months ended March 2013;RAJAR, Pirate FM TSA, 3 months ended March 2014. adults 15+) 

Posted by Tina at 7:10am

Wedding video

15th May 2014

Posted by Tina at 9:33pm

School Dinners - Goonhavern Primary

15th May 2014

Goonhavern Primary School
Broadcast Friday 23rd May 2014

 

www.goonhavern.cornwall.sch.uk

 goonhavern primary school logo

 

Tina caught up with Mrs Ellis and headteacher Mr Hayes as pupils from Goonhavern Primary school had the opportunity to take part in a surfing taster session on Tolcarne Beach.

Goonhavern primary

Taught by the staff and students from Treviglas Surf Academy the pupils gain confidence and self esteem which translates back into the classroom skills

And whilst we are a coastal county, many children do not get thte opportunity to visit and play on the beach.  Safety in the Sea and Surf are paramount on the agenda..

If you missed School Dinners on air  you can listen again here:

 

You can see the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Happy surfing.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Treviglas Surf Academy

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 1:11pm

Treviglas Surf Academy

15th May 2014

Treviglas Surf Academy
Broadcast Friday 16th May 2014

 

www.surf.treviglas.net

 Cornish Surf Schools

 

Tina caught up with Ellis Attwell from Treviglas to chat on Tolcarne Beach about their OFSTED Outstanding award as a benchmark for business excellence.

Ellis Attwell and Tina at Tolcarne Beach

The Surf Academy students come from all over the UK, and the world to gain qualifications from lifeguarding to instructional duties, event management and business marketing skills.

It culminates in the Cornish Schools Surf Championships this weekend, which is run by the students.

If you missed School Dinners on air where Ellis tells us all about the Surf Academy, and the surf taster sessions for primary schools - you can listen again here:

 

You can see the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Good luck with the surf and hope the swell is good for the weekend.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Treviglas Surf Academy

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 11:24am

Glenys Bennett from Devoran wins £500!

15th May 2014

Glenys Bennett - Big Cash Weekends

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! 

Posted by Winners Blog at 10:27am

Monday 12th May

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.' 

Gary Niner 

Donate Now

newhopecambodia.com/donate-now....

 

Gary niner montage

 

Posted by Pirate FM at 9:31am

Ditzy TV host almost shoots herself

8th May 2014

Posted by Tina at 6:58pm

St Breocks Primary

8th May 2014

St Breock's Primary
Broadcast Friday 9th May 2014

 

www.st-breock.cornwall.sch.uk

 st-breocks-primary

 

Tina enjoyed School Dinners with St Breock Primary on a Wheelie Wednesday lunchtime.  Their motto is Sport for All and the kids have a wide variety of activities they can experience and enjoy in order to achieve 60 mins per day of exercise!

Playground

Baroness Sue Campbell has been visiting St Breock's Primary school to look at all the sporting initiatives that have been introduced and Tina saw the London 2012 legacy for active school kids.

If you missed School Dinners on air - you can listen again here:

 

You can see all the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Thank you to headteacher, Mrs Gladwell and Mr 'Rossi' for the invitation.  It was fantastic to meet you all.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

kids

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 2:39pm

Dancing in the Streets for Helston Flora Day 2014

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!

Click here to watch the stream!

Posted by Pirate FM at 1:43pm

Poverty in Cornwall

7th May 2014

Poverty in Cornwallfoodbank3

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.

Foodbanks (pdf)

 

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...

 
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Posted by Tina at 8:48am

It's (another) 4 day week

6th May 2014

Another Big Cash Weekend Winner

So it was Gemma Vercesi from Heamoor that answered her phone in the nick of time with the words "Take That" to win herself £500.

There are only 3 more weeks to win the money.  Find out how you can win here

Cornish Soldiers Training in CyprusService for soldiers in the field

Neil and Tina catch up with Lieutenant Colonel Neville Holmes and Colour Sarjeant Jamie Adams from Polruan as they complete their training exercise in Cyprus.

You can listen again below.

 
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Posted by Tina at 10:45am

School Dinners - Tregolls Academy

2nd May 2014

Tregolls Academy, Truro
Broadcast Friday 2nd May 2014

 

http://www.tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk/

 Neil and Tina take a selfie at Tregolls Academy

 

Neil & Tina enjoyed School Dinners with Tregolls Academy, Truro.  They saw the results of the fundraising efforts and the installation of the 3G sports pitch allowing kids to play sports safely outdoors in all weathers.Tregolls

 

IIf you missed School Dinners on air - you can listen again here:

 

And some extra audio includes:

 

Neil and Tina's tour of the classrooms and playground

 

Neil and Tina meet James from the Cornish Pirates

 

Tina chats to head chef Dan

 

Tina shares lunch with the kids and meets Donna, Chair of TAPS who've done loads of fundraising and run a Breakfast club.

We felt truly honoured to have shared our School Dinners with Tregolls Academy.  Thqnks for the invite Mr Middlemore, - maybe we'll see you all racing go-karts!

You can see the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Nice to meet you all.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Tregolls

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 11:23am

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