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December 2013

Christmas Eve

24th December 2013

No winner on the Secret Sound - its back 2 Jan with the £1000 minute quiz. What are the 10 things you only hear said at Christmas? And we meet the Fly you Home for Christmas family one week on.

Lottee Brown performs live for Christmas

23rd December 2013

On the day before Christmas Eve, we welcomed back one of our favourite guests on 2013 - in the form of the fabulous Lottee Brown.

Pirate FM listener makes dreams come true for a Liskeard Family

23rd December 2013

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Cornwall, after an anonymous Pirate FM listener helped to make the wishes of a Liskeard family come true.
 
Hannah Karn from Liskeard, entered Pirate FM's recent "Flying Home for Christmas" promotion, where the radio station offered to fly someone back to Cornwall for the festivities. 
 
Three years ago, single mother Hannah was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Since then her children Josh (15), and Sophie (12) have been her carers.
 
She asked for her father David Gowers to be flown back from Oregon, in America, but unfortunately had to retract her nomination after she found out her father wouldn't be able to make it due to his wife having an operation. Her father has not been back to the UK for an extended period for over 30 years.
 
"My world has completely changed." Hannah told Pirate FM. "I am a single mum with two wonderful kids, one of whom is also classed as disabled with type 1 diabetes.
 
"We don't go anywhere at Christmas due to my disability so it is always just the three of us. This can be a lonely time for me as I feel it should be about family. It would be the most amazing present for all of us to have my dad and his wife here with us for Christmas."
 
Hannah continued: "It's usually just me and my children at home. My children have been lumped into being my carers, and to have my Dad back for Christmas would take the pressure off them, and give the their Christmas back"
 
Neil and Tina at Breakfast chatted to Hannah live on the radio earlier in December, where she told her story.  One particular Pirate FM listener was so moved by the story, that they contacted the station immediately, offering to anonymously stump up the cash for the family to be reunited in 2014.
 
Matt Bunt from Pirate FM said: "Once again, this proves why we are proud to call Cornwall home. The people of the Duchy always pull together to help each other out, and this is a prime example.
 
"We must say thank you so much to our donor, who wanted to remain anonymous. Their selfless act of generosity has really helped touch a local family's lives, and for that we are eternally grateful."
 
Listen to the moment Neil and Tina revealed the news to Hannah on the radio:

Posted by Winners Blog at 8:28am

Pirate FM listener makes dreams come true for a Liskeard Family

23rd December 2013

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Cornwall, after an anonymous Pirate FM listener helped to make the wishes of a Liskeard family come true.

Resident Rock Choir

20th December 2013

End of an #emotional week. We revealed Cory Duggan as the winner of Flying Home for Christmas nominated by his kids Melodie and Tyler Hepworth in Wadebridge, who until now, had no living memory of their Dad, and thought he lived inside the phone. #fight for the flashback - who won this week? And we had our very own Resident Rock Choir on the Show to make us feel festive and sing the Friday Song!

Thrill seeking sledging crow

19th December 2013

New respect for birds (of a feathered kind)!

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:53am

Storms batter Cornwall

18th December 2013

Many thanks to Shoreline B&B for sharing this with us!

Posted by Matt Bunt at 8:41pm

Flying Home for Christmas Winner

18th December 2013

Changing People's Lives

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:14am

Cute kid signs songs for her deaf parents at Nativity

13th December 2013

 

 

 

For all parents going to Nativity plays this Advent!

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:28am

Tina schmoozes with the stars!

12th December 2013

Tina's not here today… that's because she was at a star-studded award ceremony last night...

A young listener from Bude gets a call he'll never forget!

12th December 2013

Possibly the cutest phone call you'll hear all week!

Jean-Luc Picard gets all festive!

12th December 2013

You don't have to be a fan of Star Trek, to enjoy this festive offering from Jean-Luc Picard!

Posted by Matt Bunt at 7:25am

Claire Green from St Mawes guesses Cornwall's Secret Sound!

11th December 2013

Claire Green - Secret Sound Winner

Claire Green from St Mawes put Cornwall out of it's misery, as she correctly guessed Cornwall's Secret Sound - claiming herself a wad of cash in the process!

The competition, is played in Breakfast every weekday morning, and three listeners each day are given the opportunity to guess the sound - with the winner claiming the accumumlating cash prize.

After a couple of months, and many wrong answers, it was Claire Green from St Mawes who was to finally claim the tidy £900 in cash - by correctly guessing that it was the sound of a Digital Thermometer!

Well done Claire!

See what the Secret Sound was:

 

Posted by Winners Blog at 3:53pm

Next Basketball Superstar

10th December 2013

BALL SKILLS

2 year old Titus, is a basket ball phenomenon! He even beats Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper!

For Proud Dads Everywhere!

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:40am

Christmas in Cornwall - for CHSW

3rd December 2013

Supporting CHSW - great tune and lovely video showing Cornwall in the winter at Christmas time.

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:14am

Who's Neil's former running competitor?

2nd December 2013

The new Secret Sound is NOT the sound of a duck - whack whack ooops! Will men admit to the use of BOTOX? We chat to Boyzone - and yes - Tina did ask them if they'll change their name! And the riddle game is back - for one week only.

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