Blogs > March 2013
25th March 2013
Simon Tricker from Landrake grabbed a grand, on the World's Easiest £1,000 minute!
We gave away all the questions, along with all the answers on our website - and when the alarm went off, Simon was lucky enough to get through, and claim the cash!
Here he is at Pirate FM, with James Dundon, and a lovely chocolate cake created by his wife Kate as a thank-you!
Posted by Winners Blog at 5:04pm
25th March 2013
25% of us own one - what is it? Neil thought it might be an umbrella, he has 2 in the boot of the car, that never get used....but he wasn't right! Wrong answers included a gaming machine from Connor Halloway from Redruth; a second car said Chris from Roche; a caravan or a holiday home and a 3D TV were all wrong answers.
The answer: a power shower!
Listen to Cornwall's Moans... for a Monday.
Let's get ready to Rhumble!
And if you missed this on Saturday night - you need to watch the video...#memories!
Posted by Tina at 6:45am
21st March 2013
Tina outfoxed Neil and Cornwall with the Brainteaser question this morning...
What do 45% of men, and 56% of women say they won't touch? The answer was not something big and hairy (spiders!) or dog poo, partner's mobiles or even partners!! In fact the answer is: a drink of milk.
We also heard the Local Hero nomination from Leanne Gray, who wanted to nominated the 3 accident and emergency staff who stopped to help her and her Dad in a car accident, and basically saved Leanne's life. You can listen to the nomination here...
Changing Peoples Lives
And today we made Cornwall cry, as we met our very own local hero, who bravely came into the studio today. Lisa Richards has been diagnosed with non Hodgkins Lymphoma. And was raising awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Pirate Tust (Text LISA01 £10 to 70070 to donate to Pirate Trust and make a difference today)
Posted by Tina at 9:39am
20th March 2013
Brainteaser: 33% of us still use one of these - what is it?
Answers included cheques (thanks Michelle in Troon); teapot; handkerchiefs (Debbie); Keith said Vinyl; and popular answers included fountain pen, maps and manual toothbrushes. Amongst those getting it right included Ben Mayo from Penzance with the answer of a video recorder.
It's the First Official Day of Spring - so what have you done recently for the first time?
Neil saw the sunrise and heard the birds singing before we started the show this morning...and Tina has taken up a new hobby, inspired by the Graffiti Grannies, in order to teach her daughter, knitting! Kirsty and mum Shirley have just finished a patchwork quilt, and Joy 's made a roman blind. Neil took a lot of stick for saying that he couldn't see the point when you can just buy a jumper! Still, Dan says he's a 30 year old man who can knit and the Roadrunner suggested Tina knots a bikini - not with 15mm needles - the holes are way TOOOOO big!!
And for the third day in a row, we had a score of 7/10 from John Hanniford in Foxhole. Don't forget, we still haven't played the World's Easiest Thousand Pound Minute. Download all ten questions and ALL ten answers and listen for your chance to register to play to win.
Posted by Tina at 5:40am
18th March 2013
Happy Birthday Mr Caddy - we celebrate by interviewing none other than Una and Rochelle from The Saturdays!!
Listen to the interview again, in 2 parts, including their new chart-topping single, What about us?
Posted by Tina at 11:02am
15th March 2013
This morning's brainteaser was:
What would 57% of us LOVE to buy, but we are just waiting for the price to fall?
Answers ranged from Neil's cosmetic's surgery - not for himself you understand - or his partner he was very adamant to point out, to a house, solar panels, fuel for your car, a Dyson - but the actual answer was an electric car.
Well done to Bob Godzick from Mabe who knew the answer - listen to Tina's test drive results here - and you can find out more about electric cars this weekend as the first Cornish Rally takes place in Truro on Sunday
Red Nose Day
And we were bigging up the efforts across Cornwall for Comic Relief.
Here's 11year old Harry Button from Austell doing something very brave. Have a listen.
Posted by Tina at 9:53am
14th March 2013
Who does the new pope look like?
Pope Francis I ? Jim Bowen ?
What did you get confiscated when you were younger?
A story has emerged that Ed Sheeran had his credit card confiscated by his Management Team after he splashed out on not one, but two flash cars over the weekend. The irony is that Ed Sheeran doesn't even have a driving licence!
Somehow the story got us talking about gnomes...listen to Clare from Plymouth.
Posted by Tina at 6:11am
13th March 2013
We asked Cornwall what 78% of us do to keep fit. Most answers involved walking....
...walking to the fridge, to get a beer, walking to the TV to manually turn it over rather than using the remote, but the actual answer, from The Roadrunner (Mark in Redruth!!) was walking the dog (he did add to the pub!!).
And who is grumpiest in the morning? Men or Women?
Posted by Tina at 10:11am
12th March 2013
From Sue in Fraddon's computer games, to Trisha being an Olly Murs stalker, and Shelley's counting individual toys as a very tidy Mum, Neil's obsessions seem pretty tame. Then we had Hilary's obsession with the Titanic, (sank on her birth date); her maiden name was shared with 3 of the passengers, she's been fascinated by the grandeur and splendour all her life. Hillary even went so far as to write to Robert Ballard the scientist who developed the submersible that found Titanic, received a signed photo, and went to the museum in Manchester, just to touch a piece of the hull!
Download all ten questions and all ten answers and then keep listening, because we could sound the alarm to play the Special Edition of the World's Easiest Thousand Pound minute, at any time, day or night.
Posted by Tina at 12:33pm
11th March 2013
Welcome to Monday!
Bonkers places to use your mobile
New Survey Alert: Three quarters of us apparently use our mobiles whilst sitting on the loo....
Listen to the bonkers places people have used their mobiles.
We learn that the Dancing On Ice Champion, Beth Tweddle has been on a "long journey" and that One Direction are in trouble for tweeting fans to show them their tattoos to be in with a chance of starring in the next 1D movie. Apparently they quickly deleted the tweet for fear of being seen to encourage underage inkings!
However, Harry Styles has also had a new tattoo on his stomach - Listen to Neil's thoughts on it!
Posted by Tina at 6:32am
7th March 2013
Neil and Tina's Exam conisted of a spelling test and then a Sports Science Quiz. How would you have got on?
Watch the video of them in the Exam (Boardroom) with invigilator, Tristan Hunkin.
Sports Science Quiz Answers
Posted by Tina at 6:00am
7th March 2013
6% of us think it's perfectly normal to snack in this location...where is it? No-one guessed this morning - so listen to the location here.
And things you never thought you'd you see!
As Fatboy Slim plays 'House the House', a charity gig in the Terrace bar of the Houses of Parliament, we asked about things you never thought you'd see.
Posted by Tina at 5:55am
6th March 2013
Tina foxed Cornwall with the question...
What do 1% of us do a thousand times a week, but 25% of us only do 200 times? Wrong answers included Michelle in Troon, who thought it was "saying sorry". Sorry Michelle! You're not right!! Neither was it saying "Thank you", trumping, arguing with the missus, checking out our reflections in a mirrot (teenagers being the 1% obviously!).
The answer was to 'driving a mile' - so in essence...1% of UK motorists drive a thousand miles a week!
So yesterday, Neil and Tina went to donate a pint of blood.
and then we saw this video...
So it got us thinking, for some people holding a spider or doing a parachute jump is very daring, what's the most daring thing you've done?
Listen to callers Karen ....
Posted by Tina at 7:59am
5th March 2013
Happy St Piran's Day
How accurate is your starsign regarding your personality?
The Brainteaser answer this morning, was that most people consult their astrological star signs to check partner compatibility. Congratulations to Sheila Hatfield who won the Rihanna CD.
Apparently a Pisces Man (Neil) and a Virgo Woman (Tina) is a union of 2 magnets - in perpetual opposition to eachother, though each will admire the qualities of the other that they themselves lack! Pisces will glorify Virgo's beauty and intelligence whilst Virgo will admire Pisces naivety and gentle sweetness!The partnership will not be boring and it can be a calm union!!
There's a new i-phone app where you can take a photo and see which celebrity you most resemble. Judge the results for yourself!
Posted by Tina at 9:18am
1st March 2013
St David's Day
Pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Happy St David's Day to all David's and fellow Celts, and ofcourse, with St Piran's Day coming up, enjoy the celebrations this weekend - you can meet our Holly Day at the Redruth St Piran's Day celebrations tomorrow.
In the news, there's a story about 3 students who have set up a Naked Vegan Cooking blog! Neil admitted this morning that out of sheer laziness, he has, in the past, cooked naked, so we asked Cornwall for cooking tips - suggestions included keeping your shoes on, thank you David and not to BBQ sausages says Rik.
Carolyn Currah from Newquay scored 8 out 10 today, so that is 3 very close calls this week to win the Thousand Pound Minute Quiz.
As we've not had a winner since October last year, Neil is fed-up and suddenly announced that we're going to do something to all but "guarantee" a winner - watch out for a big announcement on Monday!
Win a Wedding 2012 - Robert Wood and Lindsay Preston
We were honoured to meet our 2012 Win a Wedding Finalists, Robert Wood and Lindsay Preston, who, thanks to winning the £25,000 Win a Wedding prize celebrate their nuptuals tomorrow.
Here's their story:
Many Congratulations from all of us at Pirate FM! Have a super day.
Posted by Tina at 5:47am
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