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KL.FM Breakfast with Si is on-air weekdays from 6 till 9.  Follow him "off-air" here on his blog.

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9th February 2016



The tension was like nothing you've ever felt in your life and the stakes were enormously high as crowds in their 10's lined the Vancouver Quarter to see the annual Pancake Race in the centre of King's Lynn.

If you had better things to do, had to work or preferred to stay in the warm see how it all 'panned' out in the video below.

I told our digital guys to edit out the bit where I dropped the pancake so this shouldn't be too embarrassing.

Well done to Ward Gethin who won (again!)

Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:56pm


Benjamin Foundation

8th February 2016

I've had some tough assignments in my time at KL.FM none more tough than what lay before me on Monday Afternoon.  Our Charity of the Month for February are the Benjamin Foundation who home young people in Norfolk and they are celebrating their 21st Birthday this year.  As part of the celebrations as you'd imagine there was plenty of cake, only the cake of which there was loads was made by staff and residents and all of it had to be taste tested, Bake Off style by yours truly.  Don't get me wrong it was amazing, but there's only so much you can eat in one go.

As you'll see below a LOT of effort went in to their creations and they were all deserving of top marks.

Benjamin Cakes

Thanks for the invite and thanks for the cake.



Posted by Simon Rowe at 7:30pm


Another beached whale

4th February 2016

What a very sad day!  



I can't remember feeling quite so helpless as I did on the beach watching that marvellous creature struggle.  For the second time this year a whale found itself beached in our area and despite best efforts whilst I was there, there really wasn't anything that could be done.  The Sea Life Centre and the RNLI did their best to keep the whale wet to protect his skin but his only chance of freedom was down to any energy he had left when the tide came in.  There were some encouraging signs when he spouted water and bashed his tail fin around, but the weight of his body, the crater he'd created underneath himself and the tide coming in just not soon enough all left this amazing mammal with little chance of survival. There is every chance the tide will leave the whale behind I'm sad to say.


After speaking to the experts please while it's still alive don't go anywhere near it.  The noise and activity will make its almost certain passing far more stressful than it needs to, it's fair to say SKY News hovering above will not help in the slightest.


A big thank you needs to be given to all on scene today including the RNLI and the Sea Life Centre.  


Stay tuned to KLFM for the latest progress of the whale.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 7:14pm


Thanks for listening

4th February 2016

Rajar Si


It's no secret I love working at KL.FM.  I love the people, I love the job, I love the area, I love being able to help change people's lives, I love chatting to new people every day, I love our listeners and even love getting up at 4:30am every day. OK well maybe the last one is a little white lie, but it's certainly worth it.  To be able to come to work knowing you're going to have fun and get paid is a wonderful feeling and I know how lucky I am to be in this position.  Being a radio presenter is the only job I've ever wanted to do, I spent years trying to get a show, and I'm not quite sure where the time has gone, but somehow I've been doing the job of my dreams for over 20 years.  

Around 9 months ago I agreed to setting my alarm for stupid o'clock, not for the first time, to present the most important show on the station and so far it's been amazing.  As a team and by team I mean me and you the listener we've had lots of laughs, helped a lot of deserving people and hopefully helped West Norfolk's day get off to a brighter start.

I felt the need to blog this as yesterday at KL.FM was the equivalent to Exam Results Day, only in the world of radio you're not allowed to share the results until the next day.  RAJAR is what we call our listening figures in radio and once every four months the MD opens that all important email while the rest of the office try and guess if the figures are good or bad just from his facial expressions.   You won't be surprised to hear that the resulting bottles of wine all round, doughnuts and smiles meant KL.FM's listening figures were good, in fact they were absolutely amazing.  

The station which practically runs through my blood now has more listeners than at any time in the last ten years, possibly more but my records only go back to 2005.  Even more special for me is that the amount of people tuning in for breakfast each week can claim that very same record.  I'm also happy to announce that an extra 7,000 people have been listening every week over the last year between 6 & 10.  The increase has also helped KL.FM's Breakfast show, which I'm so lucky to host, to retain its position as the Breakfast show with most the listeners in our area, that’s more listeners than some of my idols, people I respect, some household names even some people I'd call friends.  

Thanks so much for listening to KL.FM, thanks so much for listening to my show, it means so much to know that I'm not in a tiny room talking to just myself each morning.

Thanks also to Grumpy Ross who is a big part of each morning on the radio and also my friend Emily who sadly passed away last year. Our Queen of fashion Emily Bull was also part of the show we've created and although we will never hear her voice again she was responsible for many of the laughs which I hope have made you continue to listen.  

Never forget ya Em


Thanks for listening, love Si





Posted by Simon Rowe at 5:54am


1000 Minute

3rd February 2016

Today we managed a 6 out of 10 on KL.FM’s £1000 Minute, Jenny in King’s Lynn didn’t mind as she improved on her previous score.  If you’ve never played perhaps this month is the month you find 60 seconds to pick up the phone and give it go.  Each morning at 8:10 I give 10 questions and if you can get them all right in 60 seconds to cash is yours.

Some of the golden rules include…

  • Try not to hesitate
  • Think before you speak
  • Remember your lifeline
  • If you don’t know and you’ve used your lifeline say anything before time runs out.

A good example of this is below… Say anything, ANYTHING!

How did you do?

Call and play every weekday at 8:10.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:33am



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