15th August 2014
This morning we cast our minds back to the 16th August 2004, when idyllic Boscastle hit the headlines when it was devastated by flash floods.
The waters came storming down the valley, devastating the small village and sweeping cars into the ocean. Meanwhile, trees were ripped up and houses and businesses left in tatters.
Iconic images of people being airlifted from the roofs of their homes were beamed across the world, as Boscastle became the top story...
But luckily, no-one lost their life on that fateful day - thanks to the fast response of the emergency services and RAF.
Boscastle has now recovered, and is once again a thriving community - regaining it's beautiful charm... a million miles away from the devastation it once saw back in 2004.
Posted by Pirate FM at 7:14am
13th August 2014
So yesterday, we woke to the very sad news that legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams had passed away overnight, at the age of just 63.
Throughout the day, we played tributes to Robin including a special show at 2pm and 7pm including music made famous in his films.
By popular demand, we've been asked to offer our special 5 minute montage of favourite moments to listen again - which you can do here.
Please remember, if you feel low, or have struggles with depression there is always someone you can talk to. You can click here to find out more, or contact The Samaritans for help on 08457 90 90 90 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Pirate FM at 11:15am
4th August 2014
Neil and Tina's Secret Mission
Running up to Air Day 2014, Neil and Tina went behind the scenes at RNAS Culdrose. Sadly, Neil's cracked rib, prevented him taking part in some of the challenges...but we still hurt him, with all the laughter as you'll see from the videos.
Tina re-lives the 'horror' of a fitness test
Thanks to 'Dreckly' for helping out.
Walking the Plank
It's a bit much to ask Tina to walk the plank, but she didn't have any qualms about it!
You can see all the photos in this gallery
Flying the Seaking Simulator
And the piece de resistance, was flying the Royal Navy Seaking Helicopter simulator. At last, something Neil could take part in...
But how did they get on...have a listen:
If you want to catch up with any of the items, then you can listen again below.
So that's it for another year!
Posted by Tina at 5:01am
10th July 2014
Psychic Cornish Animals
Nine year old Madison's been listening to Pirate FM and thought she'd see how psychic Barney her pet cat is.
This is how she's been making flags and Barney's been making predictions. Have a listen
If you'd like to see how our Psychic Animals from Cornwall's Crealy have been getting on you can see all the videos, latest prediction and tally here.
Here's the prediction of Cryptic Croc for the biggest match of the Year
Birds and the Bees
When is the right time to talk to the kids about the birds and the bees? Tina's had stage 1 of that conversation with her daughter who's 9.
It caused some controversy!
Have a great weekend. Stithians Show on Monday and then the Love Tour begins on Tuesday in Falmouth Events Square from 6am!
Posted by Tina at 6:45am
8th July 2014
Outside Broadcast at Pool Academy
So a surreal experience this morning, taking the Breakfast Show to Pool Academy School,
at which we broadcast to an empty school hall for 2 hours and then madness ensued as the 800 students arrived for an 'assembly' to watch us, plus they listen to the first play of the Pool Academy students and pupils from Pencoys Primary radio advert, self written, recorded and produced by the students.
The day did get busy however, and it was a privelege to meet so many talented students and staff.
For instance, here's the audio from talented musicians LucyAnna and Teaching Assistant Jack Wallen.
Listen to LucyAnna above and find out more on Facebook.
To hear more Jack Wallen, listen above or check out his front-garden sessions on Youtube.
When the school turned up, clearly it was madness...in a controlled chaotic way and what well-behaved kids!
The students, came to Pirate FM to record their radio advert and caught up with Tina....
And here's what happened after they'd heard their radio advert for the first time...
Posted by Tina at 11:55am