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March 2014

Class 3 Mithian School get a lesson on sound from Tina

28th March 2014

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Class 3 have been learning all about sound and hearing this term.

SoTina popped along to meet Miss Eva, and all the children and they had a lesson on Sound. Wearing blindfolds and playing with different types of balls, the children learned about mono and stereo sounds, and why the same thing sounds different.  we even did a spot of dancing and found out what 'earworms' are!

Listen to the audio here.


Posted by Tina at 12:19pm

Anita Cowling from Nanstallon wins Secret Sound Cash

27th March 2014

Anita Cowling - Secret Sound Winner March 2014

A mum from from Nanstallon claimed £300 in cash, after correctly guessing Cornwall's Secret Sound!

Anita came into Pirate FM with her son to collect her prize from James Dundon, after she correctly guessed that the elusive sound was of someone plugging a USB flash drive into a computer.

Well done Anita! There's more chances to win with Cornwall's brand new Secret Sound, which you can hear every weekday at 7:20am with Neil & Tina at Breakfast. Click here for more details. 

Posted by Winners Blog at 5:05pm

Interview at National Marine Aquarium

27th March 2014

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This week with Neil & Tina I went along to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth to chat to the Managing Director and have a sneak speak behind the scenes where they feed the fish.

Listen to the full interview at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth below. We were about 10 feet away from one of the most feared creatures in the ocean, the shark.

Dr David Gibson allowed us to get up close and personal with some of the fish in the tank allowing us to feed them and get an insight into the way their minds work.

Also check out Neil's #SharkSelfie here.


Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 4:34pm

Clever-clogs Tate claims a grand!

25th March 2014

Tate Richardson, £1,000 Minute Winner

A College Lecturer from Mevagissey is celebrating, after scooping a cool £1,000 on a popular radio competition.

Tate Richardson was picked at random to play Pirate FM's "£1,000 Minute", where he was challenged to answer 10 general knowledge questions in 60 seconds.

After breezing through the answers in record time, Tate was then given the option to double his money - all he had to do was answer one more to claim £2,000.

However, he decided to stick with his new-found wealth - walking away with a well-earned grand.

Speaking afterwards, Tate said: "It feels incredible - great privilege to be the first winner of 2014"

"I'm looking forward to a couple of stressful free months - my wife is certainly delighted also!"

The £1,000 Minute is part of Neil & Tina at Breakfast, and is played after 8am every weekday morning. More details can be found here.

Posted by Winners Blog at 3:28pm

School Dinners: St Buryan Academy Primary

21st March 2014

Logo  Chough St Buryan School

St Buryan Academy, Cornwall
Broadcast Friday 21st March 2014

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Tina and Holly Day enjoyed a School Dinner spent an hour with the pupils and staff of St Buryan Academy Primary School

St Buryan were preparing for one of the fundraising Big Breakfasts, but this time with a bit of a twist as on Saturday 22nd March it will be a Bid and Breakfast with 33 amazing items on auction.  The school is fundraising to set up a dedicated library.

Tina and Holly met headteacher, Janet Pascoe, as well as local artist, John Piper, who has grandchildren at the school, and has donated the star bidding item of a local painting.

Listen to the audio of the children and staff.


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Check out more photos from the School Dinners visit here!

Posted by Tina at 11:37am

School Dinners: Cubert Primary School

14th March 2014

Cubert, Cornwall
Broadcast Friday 14th March 2014

 Cubert School


Neil & Tina spent an hour with the pupils and staff of Cubert Primary School. 

They believe in Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds and have a sports taster session today (Fri 14 March) where the children will get to take part in Street Dance and Tai Chi.

They are planting trees and have an orchard where they are hoping the trees will produce yummy pears soon.

Listen to some of the highlights of the visit here:


Lapwings Class


Owls Class

Cubert School

Check out more photos from the School Dinners visit here!

Posted by Neil & Tina at 9:53am

Lydia - Great White Shark

11th March 2014

Where is Lydia?

Lydia - great white shark trackScientists have been tracking Lydia, a Great White Shark and she is currently closer to Cornwall than the United States.  The current therory is she may be pregnant and looking for a nursing station.

Why are we all so scared?

On this morning's show, Neil and tina reveleaed their fears, sparked from the Jaws film they saw as kids.  

Heather from Berealston revealed that she had once been bitten by a shark - but it had been her fault for leaving her foot dangling in the water of feeding nurse sharks - only a bruised foot to complain about!

And Dr David Gibson, the Managing Director of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, explained about pregnant sharks and invited Neil to face his fears by getting up close and personal with sharks.


What an invitation - surely one we cannot refuse!

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Posted by Tina at 5:16am

Myles Evans Live in the studio

10th March 2014

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Posted by Tina at 11:04am

Friday Fancy Dress

7th March 2014

Guess who? Totally 80s 2014

Neil and Tina get all dressed up thanks to Limelite Costume Hire in Truro.

Last chance to buy your tickets online this weekend, so that wristbands can be sent out - and thereafter - it will tickets available on the door only.

You can stay overnight in Penzance at The Queen's hotel for £25 per person for a double/twin room inclusive of Bed and Breakfast.

And The Meadery is offering an 80s inspired menu beforehand.

Join the Pirate FM presenters for fun and games.

Cornwall's Myles Events is ready for Battle

We catch up with Saltash's Myles Evans, ahead of his Battles weekend on The Voice at 7pm BBC1.

myles-evansFind out if he likes his song choice....

Good Luck Myles!  We'll all be shouting for you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Posted by Tina at 11:15am

School Dinners: Bodriggy Academy

7th March 2014

Newquay, Cornwall
Broadcast Friday 7th March 2014

 Bodriggy Academy


Neil & Tina spent an hour with the pupils and staff of Bodriggey Academy, where they told us all about everything they have been doing to make sure their school is a healthy and happy one.

Last year they were awarded the Healthy Schools, and Healthy Schools Plus Awards by Cornwall Healthy Schools. They have also employed their own chef to freshly prepare all the food each day.

Also, pupils have the choice of fresh fruit, and their very own salad bar each lunchtime too!

Bodriggy Academy took over the airwaves of Pirate FM for an entire hour, and you can listen back to the highlights here:



School Dinners: Bodriggy Academy

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Neil & Tina at 10:55am

Apprenticeship Week 2014

6th March 2014

If Neil and Tina weren't radio presenters, they'd be .... 

Apprentice Week 2014

Tina thought she'd try her hand at Engineering and thanks to Cornwall College, visited Arcol, where apprentices Tristan and Rob showed her how to use a lathe for the resister components they make.


Neil, jokingly said he'd like to be a hairdresser, so we went to Inkfish in Truro where apprentices Kate, Jade and Michael took us through the science of hair colouring and Neil got his hands wet, learning how to shampoo!  

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Posted by Tina at 2:34pm

Happy St Piran's Day 2014

5th March 2014

Happy St Piran's Day

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Posted by Tina at 6:57am

Pancake Day 2014

4th March 2014

Who's the Biggest tosser?

Neil's claiming to be the 'Biggest Tosser' - anyone disagree?

What topping or filler would you go for?

Enjoy Pancake Day.

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Posted by Tina at 10:13am


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