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July 2012

Helping St James Lodge, King's Lynn

27th July 2012

St James’ Lodge provides accommodation for up to 20 homeless people in King’s Lynn.



They support anyone from the local area needing a roof over their heads.

They have studio rooms with cooking facilities for single people and families.

Where possible, they also give help and support to keep people off the streets and get them into long-term accommodation.

The staff also give advice on benefits and support services for addictions and health concerns.

It’s owned by Broadland Housing and people get referred to them by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

Today the whole KL.FM team have been lending a hand to give their buildinga fresh lick of paint to bring it to life and help make it a nicer place to be.


St JamesOn air we are asking for your help, they need:


  • Good condition beds
  • Bedding
  • Cooking utensils, pots, pans, Tin openers, cutlery & tea Towels
  • Washing-Up & Cleaning materials
  • Bathroom items and Towels
  • Children's Toy's
  • New Electrical goods such as Microwaves, Kettles & Toasters



Can you help?  Call me today between 2pm and 7pm if you can, thank you!

 St James


Just how important was KL.FM's day helping St James Lodge?  Adi Lockwood is the Project Manager at Broadland Housing.



Hear the offers we recieved.


April at the Burger Bar near Argos in King's Lynn

Doreen in Ash Wicken

Mike from Create a Car

Bridget at Norfolk Nights


Ben at Curry's PC World

Chris at St James Bed Centre

Ali at Cook to Perfection


Chirssie at Tower Street News





Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:48pm


What is in Friday's Lynn News?

26th July 2012

Every Monday and Thursday I'm joined by the Lynn News to find out what you'll be reading about in the next day's paper. If you missed today's preview, just click below to listen.




Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:51pm


Changing Peoples Lives

26th July 2012

10 days ago a house fire in Clenchwarton changed the life of 'Tractor Boy' a regular to "Hometime" and long time listener of mine.  His home in Clapper Lane was completely destroyed along with all of his possessions, fortunately his family were fine and he managed to escape the flames.  Despite this traumatic experience Nigel still found time to call my show to speak about his experience and to let everyone know he was OK, listen to the call here.



house fire clenchwarton 17th July


Today I spoke to this brave man again to give him something to look forward to.  Listen here to hear the very kind offer from a listener and Nigel's overwhelming reaction.


A massive thank you to Michael at Snappy Snaps, King's Lynn for making this possible.




KL.FM is changing peoples lives and I'm pleased to be part of making it happen.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 1:04pm


A trip to Downham Market with Doughnuts

25th July 2012

Today I spent my morning with the very friendly people of Downham Market which looked amazing in the sunshine.  I had such a good time that I stayed on for longer than I should have and presented my show from places such as the Clock, Price Right Shoes and Harrods Coaches who made me a mean cup of tea!


I was also loaded with doughnuts and shortbread biscuits which probably goes a long way to explain why everyone was so happy to see me. Sorry if I didn't make it to your place of work with free food, you can however contact me if you would like a visit in the future by commenting on this blog.


Below are some of my new friends!



Mel & Kate at Elizabeth's Florist. Abby & Sue at Teddy's n Toys. Dale, Justin & Melvin at Smiths Footware. Maria, Jane, Adam, Jane & James at A T Johnson. Sophie, Natalie, Kim, Cheryl, Laura, Anita and Joe at Reeds Homestore.  John & Bev at Howlets Fishing & Tackle. Steve at Steves Heels & Keys.  Ruth at Price Right Shoes. Katrina, Nadine & Natina at Feet First Clinic.  Denise & Kim and Teeny Tots. Chris at Notts Timber. Adam at Winning Ways. Wayne at Edwards. Suzi & Gemma at Independence Travel Shop.  Jenna, Charlotte & Hayley at Studio 56.  Ollie, Ryan & Rose and also Dereck, Anne, Laura & Paul at Harrods Coaches at Bexwell.  Phew! Frrrrrrieeeeennnds!

Posted by Simon Rowe at 5:09pm


Archive Blog

23rd July 2012

You may have noticed we have changed my blog lay out if you would like to see earlier posts

you can see them here  >>>>

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:55am


Dale Gordon Visits Fakenham with Si

20th July 2012

On Sunday Norwich City legend Dale Gordon is bringing his 'Legends' team which includes; Jason Dozzel, Tony Spearing, Iwan Roberts & Darren Eadie to take on a Fakenham side at Clipbush park.  Ahead of this exiting game he came to town to unveil the new look Specsavers in Fakenham. 

If you are Norwich fan have a listen to my interview with the former Canary below.

If you're heading to what should be an exciting game in the Ghost's pre-season build up I'll see you on the day, fingers crossed for the weather! 

For more details on the game and to find out who is playing, listen to the interview above.

C'mon the Ghosts!


Dale Gordan  

Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:32am


Festival Too 2012

15th July 2012


First of all can I say a massive "Thank You" if you came to Festival Too on Saturday Night.  The weather was perfect and the Tuesday Market Place was not only packed but buzzing with excitement for KL.FM's night on stage.  We lined up an evening full of entertainment in front of thousands and best of all it was completely free!



I think I can speak for Adam Newstead when I say the evening was a success and probably the best Festival KL.FMs’ ever hosted.  I've never been on stage with Adam before but even I say so myself we seemed to do something right?  In my opinion the final night this year was the best I've seen and presented in 14 years of being involved.

Enjoy the pictures and keep coming back to this page as I'll post some v



festival too





festival too

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:00pm


Super Trooper Bear and Playing Pranks on Adam

12th July 2012

TERRIINGTONAfter my show last night Adam Newstead & I took the Duff Morgan Storm to Terrington St Clement to make some new friends and see what was happening. 

As it was our turn to babysit Super Trooper Bear we decided to take him to the pub were we met the regulars in the King William and the Wild Fowler. We also went to the big green were we interupted the Terrington Tigers AGM.  

Whilst walking around the village the heavens opened and all three of us got absolutely soaked, Adam very kindly suggested that Super Trooper and I stay under shelter while he got the car, I gave him directions to find it, all beit with a slight detour!  Meantime, Super Trooper & I simply walked around the corner and waited in the warmth of KLFM's Duff Morgan Storm while Adam got even more drenched trying to find us.


See the prank Super Trooper & I played on Adam Newstead!


Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:00pm


Gaywood Primary Release Single

9th July 2012

Youngsters in Lynn are aiming for the top of the charts. They're releasing a single they've recorded themselves on iTunes.

And.... the song's been made entirely on iPads.

The children at Gaywood Primary as you can imagine were very excited to hear their song on the KL.FM today and now they will be even more happy as the song is not only available to download from Amazon but also iTunes!

We Say - Gaywood

Gaywood Badge

Download "We Say" by Gaywood Primary School from iTunes below.

Get the school to Number 1 - It's only 79p - click here.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:35am


Terrington Tigers at West Winch

8th July 2012

On Sunday morning I took a trip to West Winch to check out the football competition taking place at the William Burt. "WOW" I've never seen so many games of football being played at once and by so many talented youngsters.  Well done to all involved, it was a great day and for the most part was dry!

I spent most of the morning with the Terrington Tigers who were pretty nifty on the ball, it has to be said!  Well done boys!

terrington tigers

Terrington Tigers FC is a FA Charter Standard Development Club based in the village of Terrington St Clement.  The club currently has 9 teams ranging from The Juniors (Under 6’s & 7’s) through to the Under 15’s Girls Team.

We are committed to providing a safe and happy environment where children can have a fun time, make friends and develop their ability to play football.

For more information, or to take part visit

Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:47pm


Right Beside You

7th July 2012


On Saturday night I asked the crowd to take a picture of the person standing next to them and Tweet it to KL.FM, here are some of the results.

Yet again this summer let everyone down and it rained on the 2nd night of Festival Too.  It didn't dampen spirits too much as thousands came to the Tuesday Market Place to enjoy some FREE live music.


FestivaL Too

  FestivaL Too 



Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:48pm


Gaywood Primary Make Single

7th July 2012

Gaywood we sing pic Hear "We Say" by Gaywood Primary School by clicking 'play below.


Youngsters in Lynn are aiming for the top of the charts.
They're releasing a single they've recorded themselves on iTunes.

And.... the song's been made entirely on iPads.

They've been working with Store Van Music to  and it's releasedtoday after a solid 24 Hour effort from pupils, staff and a very tiredHeadmaster, Mr Shanks.

Have a listen to the track for yourself and then download on Itunes.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 8:23am


Help Me Help Liam

6th July 2012

After the interview aired today, the phones went mad.  One of the calls came from Captain Neil Thomas who has very kindly paid for the car seat costing £818!

Here is what happened when we called Liam's Mum

Click here and get ready to cry!


photo Liam

Around three weeks ago I received an e-mail from Amanda Mills. Amanda is in a wheelchair due to difficulty with her pregnancy. Liam and his twin sister, Tia, were born devastatingly early, and sadly Tia didn't survive. Liam is profoundly deaf and only a few months into his early life was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Every day of his life sees him visiting hospital for check-ups and treatments, now that he's four and a big boy, he needs a car seat which is specially adapted for his needs. He also requires a hydrotherapy pool, a trike and a host of other accessories to improve his quality of life.

Click this link to find out more:

Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:19pm


Olympic Torch in West Norfolk

4th July 2012

Today was the day of the Olympic Torch coming to West Norfolk. Thousands of people lined the streets to see the "Torch Bearers" carry the flame through our streets.  I was waiting for it at the Southgates, it first port of call with hundreds of children and loads more adults who had taken time out of work to this historical event.  Despite what looked like being a really wet morning as the torch appeared so did the sun, there was lots of cheering and was well worth turning up for everyone to see.

To hear how KL.FM covered the torch's progression in West Norfolk listen to:

To see a behind the scenes video of the "Torch" visit to KL.FM watch our video:

Posted by Simon Rowe at 5:31pm



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