win cash in time for Christmas...

We're playing Pirate FM's Secret Sound more often. You've now got a chance to win money at 7.20am, 8.20am and 4.20pm every weekday. 

Take a listen to Cornwall's new Secret Sound here - and check the wrong guesses.

Then tune into Pirate FM on 102.2 or 102.8 FM, on DAB, via the Pirate FM app, online or ask your smart speaker to "launch Pirate FM."

You can text your name and "SOUND" to get into the draw any time - 07807 225 102 (at your standard text rate). Lines close five minutes before we play and any entries submitted after that will automatically be rolled into the next round.

Good luck!

Here's The NEW Secret Sound!


Wrong guesses...

Search the wrong guesses... 


  • A stapler
  • Breaking sellotape off a sellotape dispenser
  • Whittling wood i.e sharpening a pencil with a knife
  • Loading a shotgun
  • Flicking out a key on a key fob
  • Putting a battery into a smoke alarm
  • Flicking a switch on a socket
  • Taking money out of a till
  • Lighting a clipper lighter
  • Turning on or off a ceiling mounted pull cord
  • Lighting a match
  • Pulling the cork out of a wine bottle through the foil
  • Pulling off sellotape and breaking with your teeth
  • Taking the battery cover off a Christmas decoration
  • A staple remover
  • Re-usable lighter when you spin the wheel part with your thumb
  • A Tip-Ex roller
  • Loading staples into a staple gun
  • Clipping a tin opener onto a tin and piercing it
  • A commando strip on the back of a picture hook
  • Opening a can of fizzy pop
  • Taking the lid off an aerosol can and spraying it
  • Opening a chocolate advent calendar - pulling back the foil and popping the chocolate out
  • A hole punch punching a hole and clicking back up
  • Envelope opener
  • Old fashioned card swipe machine
  • Opening a coffee lid and piercing the foil
  • Date stamp
  • Opening a can of fizzy drink
  • The ring pull on a tin of beans
  • Opening the plastic top on a mayonnaise bottle and peeling back the foil
  • Tapping and cracking an egg
  • Opening and closing scissors to cut wrapping paper
  • Opening a stapler and pulling back the spring to re-load the staples
  • Tapping and breaking a chocolate orange open
  • Striking a match
  • Someone tutting
  • Pulling the light switch on a bathroom shaving mirror
  • Taking the lock off a gas lighter and lighting it
  • Pressing the reset button on an extension lead
  • Clicking a Biro pen
  • Clicking your fingers one hand after the other
  • Old tape deck or cd player being open or closed


The £5,000 Secret Sound has been won!

After more than a year and hundreds of guesses - Pirate FM's Secret Sound has finally been guessed.

Ken from Bradworthy correctly identified the sound that has been driving everyone crazy - as a smoke alarm being opened.

I know. Now he's revealed the answer it's obvious.

Watch the moment it happened here - and it will all fall into place. Still, at least we know for sure now. It's not a stapler...




Here's The £5,000 Secret Sound!

Terms & Conditions 

These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with Pirate FM's standard terms and conditions which can be found here.

From 29th November 2018 listeners must text the studio to register their details for the next Contesting Round.

Text lines will close at 7.15am, 8.15am and 4.15pm Monday to Friday and 9.25am on a Sunday. Entries received after this time will be automatically entered into the following Contesting Round. There will be no play on Sunday 2nd December. Entries for this play will be held over for the 7.15am play on Monday 3rd.

We will use your phone number as a point of contact should you be drawn to be part of the competition. 

The Qualifier will be randomly drawn from those people who successfully registered their details.

One entry per player per contest round. Duplicates will be deleted.

You must be available to appear on-air by phone once the draw has taken place. If the first drawn participant is not immediately available the random draw will be rerun until a Participant is available.

The first entrant to correctly identify the Secret Sound on-air, with as much detail required at the discretion of Pirate FM, will win the prize money.

If an entrant fails to identify the Secret Sound on-air, with as much detail required at the discretion of Pirate FM, we may take further callers (at our absolute discretion).

The prize on offer in the next contesting sequence will be announced at the conclusion of the previous contest.

Pirate FM may, on occasion, feature themed days or increase/decrease the number of plays of the competition.

We reserve the right to solicit for entries via social media or other platforms and invite people to register for the promotion.

At any time during the contest period Pirate FM may offer any additional challenges including, but not limited to, the opportunity to donate any portion of their winnings to charity or to gain additional clues by undertaking challenges or by forfeiting a portion of the prize.

Pirate FM may at our discretion provide additional clues via but not limited to on air, social media and digital mediums.

We may take as many calls/entries as we see fit in each contesting sequence.

Pirate FM may publish the wrong guesses on any platform during the promotion.

In addition to the above entry methods, Pirate FM may offer alternative entry routes into the draw.

Should the sequence not be able to run live, Pirate FM reserves the right to prerecord a sequence with random callers who entered a previous sequence of this promotion which will run on the prerecorded show day.

Any caller chosen to participate in such a prerecorded segment will be made aware at the time of calling.

We may change the Secret Sound or the prize fund on offer at any point during the promotion at our absolute discretion.

You must ordinarily be a resident within the Pirate FM TSA (Total service area). For clarity, this is all TR postcodes, EX23, EX22, PL10, PL11, PL12, PL13, PL14, PL15, PL16, PL17, PL18, PL19, PL22, PL23, PL24, PL25, PL26, PL27, PL28, PL29, PL30, PL31, PL32, PL33, PL34, PL35

Alternative Entry Route

Participants can enter a separate bonus draw by visiting selected Pirate FM Events, announced on-air and online.

Participants will be required to attend the event and fill in the official entry form at any point between the hours of Pirate FM's attendance at the Event, as announced on-air and online. Entry will signal acceptance of these terms and conditions.

One participant will be chosen at random from those who entered at each Event to play a special bonus round of the Secret Sound, should it not already have been won via the online entry method outlined above.

This bonus round may take place some days after the Event.

One entry per player per Event. Duplicates will be deleted.

You must be available to appear on-air by phone once the draw has taken place. If the first drawn participant is not immediately available the random draw will be rerun until a Participant is available.

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