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An insight into the goings on with Neil and Tina on the Breakfast Show,  including behind the scenes gossip, photos and audio from the show.

Find out more about Neil and Lucy with our quickfire questions!

18th January 2017

Join Neil and Lucy every weekday morning on the Pirate FM Breakfast Show.

But just who are they...?

Neil Caddy

Describe yourself in three words:

Tall, dark, handsome (my mum says so)

What did you want to be when you were little?

An astronaut

What’s your favourite film?

The Goonies

What’s your favourite place in Cornwall?

Going to Polzeath beach with the family

Tell us a secret about you:

I have to wear socks with the days of the week on


Lucy Start

Describe yourself in three words:

Determined, chatty, funny (although Neil would describe me differently!)

What did you want to be when you were little?

A dancer or actress

What’s your favourite film?

Singing in the Rain

What’s your favourite place in Cornwall?

Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay

Tell us a secret about you: 

I’m a fainter! Whether that’s blood, needles – or even having my blood pressure taken!

Posted by Pirate FM at 1:34pm

Tina explains why she's leaving the Breakfast Show

1st September 2016

Tina explains why she is leaving the Breakfast Show after almost 4 years on air with Neil.

It's been a tough decision:

Thank you for all the lovely messages that have flooded in wishing Tina and her family all the best in the future.

"It's been such a privilege to share our lives with you, and for you to trust us to do the same with yours - there have been so many highlights, and I've met so many fantastic and inspirational people - I am very blessed to count Cornwall as my wider family" says Tina

"Biggest hugs to you all"

Neil and Tina's Signature


Posted by Tina at 7:03am

A Tribute to Gene Wilder

30th August 2016

Pirate FM pays tribute to the comic actor Gene Wilder.

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 10:02am

Kindhearted Gemma

25th August 2016

gemma and ednaKind-hearted Gemma takes a selfie with Perranporth's 91 year old Edna

28 year old Gemma Donhou from Perth, Australia met Edna at the bus stop in Perranporth and after chatting, she pops round for a cuppa tea the next day and completely makes Edna's day. After posting the cute story on Facebook, Gemma's random act of kindness has gone viral around the globe!

Hear Gemma tell the story to Tina:

What a fantastic example to set to young and old.

Enjoy the rest of your world travels Gemma.

Tina signature


Posted by Tina at 12:41pm

22 Challenge

8th August 2016

Challenge 22 Tina Day 1So you may have seen the rounds on Social Media #22x22

Listener Paul Boase, has been in touch and asked us to take up the mantle of Challenge 22.

Tina managed the first set (Day 1) at CreationFestUK yesterday, and this video was day 2.

Needless to say - Tina's a bit rubbish - aching after her Day 1.

Challenge 22 Day 2

And ~Neil and Tina have nominated Jez Mancer - Mr Motivator for fitness to carry on the challenge!  How are they going to keep it fresh for the next 3 weeks?!

Here's the 'rules'

 There are 22 vets a day that are committing suicide, and this is a small way to raise awareness for that issue.

* Once you are nominated your 22 days start the following day.
* Every day you record yourself doing 22 push-ups. Try your best to reach 22. If that means doing assisted (from your knees) push-ups or that you have to stop and take a break that's fine but try to get them all done in one video.
* Every day you must nominate a different person. Try to choose people you think will want to do this and/or have the ability to do it.
* And finally, have fun with this. This is a simple and fun way to get the word out about a matter that more people need to be aware about. These brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and its sad that so many veterans feel that suicide is the only way out.

If you want to donate to Combat Stress to support UK Armed forces veterans dealing with PTSD on a daily basis - here's the details:

And if anyone would like to send some money to ‪#‎combatstress‬ which is what this is all about. Text PTSD4 to 70004
Followed by the amount you wish to donate (Options are: £1.50, £3, £5, £10) to 70004.

So, to give £5, you'd text PTSD4 £5 to 70004. To donate monthly, text COMBAT4 £3 (or other amount) to 70004. Text costs £3 / £5 plus network charge. Combat Stress receives 100% of your donation.

Obtain bill payer's permission before text donations

Customer care 01372 587 153.


Posted by Tina at 10:56am


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