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Vancouver Quarter Poppy Wall

22nd July 2014

TVancouver Poppyoday I visited the Vancouver Quarter along with the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Barry Ayres to see the 10ft long ‘Poppy Wall’ which by August 4th will hopefully be filled with 10,000 poppies.   This is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and to remember those who fought for their country and lost their lives.

You’ll find the ‘Poppy Wall’ opposite Wilkinson’s and just up from Costa Coffee and its open for you to pay your respect and add a poppy during normal shop hours.












Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:54pm

Kippers Bike Ride

23rd June 2014

Today I cauLands End DMGght up with Derrick from DMG Timber who cycling the length and breadth of the country in aid of Cancer Care and Treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.  Despite not being a keen cyclist to say the least he’s decided to embark on the 20 day ride in memory of his Mum.  His epic ride will see him cycle some 1150 miles and hopeful raise a further £5000.

I’ll  be checking in with him every so often to see how he’s progressing but in the meantime if you’d like to donate please visit the just giving site by clicking here and give what you can.

Good luck Kipper!

Listen to our interview below.




Kipper11th June

Today I cycled from Truro to launceston near the Devon Cornwall border a distance of 51miles, very hard going. Weather was wet yesterday but good today.

12th June

Toughest day yet, I did 54 miles and came across the biggest hills I've ever seen.  Weather has been great though!

15th June

I cycled through Bridgewater over the Severn Bridge in to Chepstow last night, thought this was gonna be an easy day until I hit the Mendips Hills!  Hopefully things will get easier now.


16th June

I cycled another 58 miles today, faltter countryside for a few miles followed by lots more hills!

18th June

400 miles done so far... Heading for Whitchurch in Shropshire today.

20th June

Struggling in Clitheroe, Lancashire.  Over half way now and approaching more hills.  Should be in Scotland by Sunday.

23rd June - 07:13

Morning I'm 3 miles from the Scottish border!

23rd June - 10:15

I've crossed the border - No stopping me now!

29th June

Made it!





Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:21pm

Big School Disco

22nd June 2014

Big School DiscoWow! What an amazing night at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday.  It was superb to see so many well behaved pupils enjoying the best days of their lives all over again.  Headmaster Mr Newstead was also very happy with how everyone behaved; even Jake the Hair and I got a good report to show Mum and Dad.  Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about,  the team from KLFM held a Big School Disco on Friday for listeners to the station, there was live music from The Look who performed some of the best songs from your school days and “sets” from Adam Newstead, Alistair and I.

Big School DiscoWe had been organising this for months and for the day to finally creep up on us, certainly for me was a bit of a shock, it meant I had to make a decision and actually chose which songs I wanted to play to get the dance floor going without clashing with the others and the band. There were some duplicates but I don’t think anyone really noticed, especially Adam who when he wasn’t spinning the wheels of steel could more often than not be found at the tuck shop, which in my opinion was worth the entry fee alone!  Talk about nostalgia, the music, the atmosphere, the school uniform and the sweeties!  The tuck shop probably did more business than the bar, pink shrimps, cola bottles, flying saucers and those awesome fried eggs, I just wish I’d of taken more pocket money with me.

My memories of School Discos include the boys plucking up courage to dance with the girls, lots of hyper kids who’ve eaten too much junk, some rather dodgy tunes that everybody secretly loves and loads of bad dancing, Friday night was no different and just as much fun if not more.

Thanks so much if you danced while I was on, wore uniform and generally for just coming along.  No matter what class you were or what school you were at I hope you had a brilliant night and will tell your mates all about it.

We’ve done quite a few of these nights now and if you loved this I’m pretty sure you’ll be excited to go ‘Back to the 80’s later in the year!  There’s more info on this in the current King’s Lynn Corn Exchange brochure.

Thanks for reading; I’m off to do my home work now!


To see all the pictures click HERE.

Let me know what you thought about the night by commenting below, you'll need to log in with your KL.FM account first.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:42am



16th June 2014

On tonights show after nearly 8 months of guessing we finaly found a winner on KLFM's Mystery Voice! 

Congratulations to Victoria Fuller from Crimplesham who won her self a rather cool £1610.

Listen below to hear how it was won and more importantly who it was!

Victoria had a little help thanks to her fella's research - Listen to how he did here!













Posted by Simon Rowe at 7:51pm

James from Deaf Havanna

13th June 2014

Deaf Havanna

I was joined by James Veck-Gilodi from Deaf Havanna on the show today ahead of his gig at the Arts Centre  in King's Lynn.

Click here to listen to the interview.







Posted by Simon Rowe at 5:01pm


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