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April 2016

Absoltely Fabulous - The Movie

28th April 2016

Roll on July!

Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:44am


Homeward Bound

27th April 2016

This morning I spoke about Pero the Sheepdog who made his way home from Cumbria to North Wales.  The dog somehow found his way back to his original owners who had given him to another farmer. 

The homesick pooch ran away whilst out herding sheep and it turns out he's not the only pet to find it's own way home.  Take a look at these West Norfolk residents...

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Above on the left meet Bluebell, Tiny, Cassie and on the right Beau who all have had their own little adventure and just turned up.



"Tiny went missing when I was 12 for a 3 days we looked everywhere for him, one day he just came running down the road like a lassie movie. He was bitten by a dog and ended up with three legs."


"My cat Bluebell went missing for 12 days, she turned up in our shed so must have been locked away then managed to get locked away again very unlucky! She came in hungry and thirsty but totally unfazed.

Also our dog Cassie dissappeared on a bonfire night she lived in people's gardens and along the river bank for 5 days she was found in Stow Bridge that was many years ago"



"In 2009 Our boy Beau went missing only three days after we got him. It was December, snowing and temperatures reached -10 at night. We searched for days all over Christmas and kept responding to sightings but when we got there he had gone. After about 10 days we stopped looking as we were sure he could not still be alive. We even got another puppy to try and make the upset a little more bearable. 3 weeks after he went missing we got a call from the local police to say he had been seen in a field in Swaffham. About a dozen people including the dog warden, farmer, my husband and father went to try and catch him and thankfully they did. He had lost about ten kilos in weight but otherwise was fine. This is him today. We love him to bits. I even contacted you at KLFM and you put out an appeal for us."



Our cat smudge who was born with deformed front legs went missing for 4 months! He came back very scared and took another month to get him back into the house he lived in an outside hay barn until his confidence came back he then stayed in doors after for most of the time sadly he's now died 😢 we never did discover why he went

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:48am


Kylie Minouge vs Rick Astley

26th April 2016

This morning after play Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give you Up I found myself tansported back to 1988 and remembering the fun I had playing records at the wrong speed.  I was only 14 at the time and thought it was great fun to play records at the wrong speed and since then I'vew never forgotten what happend when I did it to Kylie's music.  Turns out if you play Kylie at 33rpm instead of 45rpm she turns into Rick Astley, listen for yourself below.


One thing I never did back then was play Rick Astley fast, this morning we did and made amazing discovery, it's actualy quite scary.  Listen to the audio below and tell me that it doesn't sound like Kylie.


My next queston have you ever seen Kylie and Rick in the same room at the same time?

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:28am


Grand East Anglia Run £1000 Minute

22nd April 2016

Next Week on KLFM Breakfast we're hoping to help a good cause on the £1000 Minute.  All contestants will have to be registered for the race and will play to win for their chosen charity.

If you are running and would like to give it a go please make sure you are listening after 8 every day. To guarantee a happy week every correct question will win £5 for the chosen charity and of course if we get a 10 out 10 a cool £1000 will be the prize.



Posted by Simon Rowe at 1:26pm


Happy 90th! Her Majesty is a Pretty Nice Girl

21st April 2016

Queen ©Crown copyright 2013

Happy Birthday Ma'am!  I made this for you with the help of listeners to KL.FM and Sir Paul McCartney.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:05pm


The Queen's 90th Birthday Party NOT

20th April 2016

The Queen turns 90 tomorrow and it looks like the Royal Family have already celebrated... Perhaps?


Posted by Simon Rowe at 7:02am


The Rory Schlein Story

19th April 2016

Rory Schlein as you may know is back on full swing for the King's Lynn Stars despite another crash a couple of weeks ago. 

Tonight at the Majestic Cinema in King's Lynn you can see the movie about his horrific crash in Poland that left him with Spinal injuries and follow his amazing recovery which saw him return to the sport he loves.


If you love Speedway and you love Rory go along and watch the film tomorrow night at 8pm.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:27pm


Record Store Day

15th April 2016

Record Store Day


Every year on Record Store Day Independent record shops come together with artists and create exclusive releases to celebrate the art of music.

It's also a chance to celebrate the brilliance that is vinyl and on the show this morning we did just that by remembering the first record you ever bought, which on the whole wasn't that great.  Who can honestly say the first song they bought was actually any good?


Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 16th April, make sure you get to your local record store that's taking part for a fun day.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:04am


King's Lynn Sea Cadets

13th April 2016

Last night I spent the eveening with the sea cadets down on the Green Quay in King's Lynn for a special evening attened by the Mayor.  The BiAnnual Parade was an oppertunity for them to show distingushed guests and parents what they have been learning and promote what they do.

Children between the ages of 10-12 can join cadets as juniors, 12-18 year olds can join as seniors,  they spend most of the summer boating at saddlebow,  in the winter they are at the unit learning first aid, seamanship (knots and rope work) and drill .

The cadets just last year were away on courses gaining mountain bike, sailing, catering and lots more qualifications, also some went to Plymouth for a week's course.


The girls also made it through to the football nationals and won which was a massive achievement.

There is plenty to keep them busy!

Parade nights are a Tuesday and Friday at  18:45 till 21:00. 9 New combers are welcome to ust come along and give it a try or find our unit via the sea cadet web page.

The cost is jsut £15 a month.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:05pm


MIND - From Pentney to Africa

12th April 2016

Hats of the Lee Bigland who’s jetting off to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro raising money for West Norfolk MIND.  He’ll climb the highest mountain in Africa in August, but not content with that he has one or two ideas up his sleeve beforehand.

Lee and around 50 musicians got together last weekend to record their own version of Africa’s ToTo at Sickroom Studio’s in Pentney.  You’ll be able to see and hear the song on this blog later this week and also hear its first play on KL.FM.  Lee hopes he will get coverage elsewhere too and to raise as much money as he can for this charity.

M.I.N.D provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.  They rely on donations so hopefully Lee’s efforts will be greatly rewarded.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:50am


Volunteering Matters

1st April 2016



Volunteering Matters – formerly CSV – are running a three year Big Lottery funded project to support young people (aged 15 – 25), across Norfolk with special educational needs and/or disabilities.


Futures will enable young people with SEND to access volunteering, work experience, training and social activities by linking them with Volunteer Mentors recruited from the local community.


The Mentors will work with  young people on a one-to-one basis, building confidence and encouraging independence by supporting them to try new things, learn new skills and get more involved in their local communities.


The project is being delivered by Volunteering Matters who will work with 500 young people with additional support needs over the next 3 years, including those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and sensory impairments, mental health and behavioural difficulties.


CWA training


The long term outcomes of the project are to improve the life skills, social skills and sustainable employment opportunities for young people across the county, therefore improving their job prospects and longer term opportunities through their transition period into adult life.


Futures will open up all kinds of opportunities for vulnerable young people between the ages of 15 and 25.  By giving them a chance to try something different the project will enable them to make informed decisions about their future through increased knowledge and choice.

We are looking for volunteers of all ages to mentor and support our service users. If you want to inspire and influence the lives of vulnerable people whilst enriching and improving your own – then please get on touch.



Or contact;


Marie Connell, Project Co-Ordinator
Telephone: 01362 685210

Posted by Charity of the Month at 12:01am



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