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January 2013

Hometime is Number 1

31st January 2013

As you probably know by now KLFM got its listening figures today and we're celebrating some amazing figures.  None more so than my Hometime listening which increased double the amount of the incredible total added by the Adam Newstead Breakfast Show.

To celebrate I'm wearing nothing but a smile today, have a peek for yourself!


Look below if you dare........















Below is the official resarch showing how well my show has done!


This may or may not represent RAJAR's actual reports!

Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:22pm


I believe I can fly

29th January 2013

Do you like dangerous pursuits? They can be fun, exhilarating, blood pumping, exciting, physical, energetic and as you're about to see very painful!


Posted by Simon Rowe at 8:51pm


Help needed

28th January 2013

My wife’s friend was in WH Smith, King's Lynn over the weekend when she was approached by a gentleman with a North East accent who had plucked up the courage to talk to her.  He told her he was new to the area and that he was working at Palm Paper. They agreed to exchange numbers but had no pen, so he went to find one. In the meantime the lady chickened out, paid for her items and left the store before he came back.  Now she feels a little silly as she thinks it would be nice to go out for coffee with him, she is also upset that she did that to him.

Do you have any idea who he might of been?

You can contact me via


Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:09pm



27th January 2013

Every Sunday morning on KL.FM we create an A-Z of something and today because Top Gear is back it was famous cars.

See how we did below.


Thanks for your help today.

If you have any more suggestions please tweet me, @simonrowe

Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:12pm


The Queen

24th January 2013

The Queen

HRH the Queen visited Sandringham W.I today, here are a few snaps.queen

Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:06pm


Bitter Rivals - The Sweet Test

24th January 2013

Bitter Rivals

Today Adam & I went to see the wonderful people at Moleys Sweet Shop on Norfolk Street, they have a fantastic selection of retro and modern sweets but they also had one pack of so called delights that came with a warning!

So in a true grown up manor we decided to “suck it and see” for ourselves to find out who could keep the sweet in their mouth the longest.

This is not for the squeamish!


 Believe me these sweets were really not very nice!

Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:06pm


Love is in the air

24th January 2013


 Love is in the air

Sharing the love this morning - Adam and Jake

Have a listen!


Click above for your chance to win £1000 as the Face of West Norfolk

Posted by Simon Rowe at 5:35pm


Stephen Spriggs

22nd January 2013

"Bye Bye Spriggs"



Man of the Match

Spriggs recieves his award from KL.FM's Super Trooper at the FA Trophy 3rd round game against Southport FC.






Stephen Spriggs has said his farewells to King's Lynn Football Club after signing for Boston United.

The 24-year-old says it was a tough decision to accept the offer from the Linconshire club who play 2 divisions above the Linnets.

The winger was the clubs top goal scorer with 18 shots in the back of the net this season.

Hear his full interview about his reasons for leaning KLTFC below.





Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:47pm


Sexy and he knows it

22nd January 2013

"Snow Farah doing the SNOWBOT"

Sexy and he know's it!



This guy has talent!

Have a look at this amazing cover version that I stumbled over on the internet. This is guy called  Noah performing one of last summers biggest hits by LMFAO.






Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:09pm


Sexy & he knows it

22nd January 2013

"Sexy and he knows it!"




This guy has talent!

Have a look at this amazing cover version that I stumbled over on the internet. This is guy called Noah and he's performing one of last summers biggest hits by LMFAO.






Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:09pm


The most romantic proposal ever?

20th January 2013

Whilst warming up with some hot chocolate, squirty cream and a sprinkling of grated chocolate in the warm I discovered this most amazing proposal video, you might need a tissue! It's quite special.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:17pm


The A-Z of Life Advice

20th January 2013

As pure as the driven snow-  Simon Rowe at KL.FM

Bob's your uncle -  Emma in King's Lynn

Cut your nose off to spite your face - Glen in Lynn

Don't count your chickens - Frankie in Lynn

Every Cloud has a silver lining - Lee

Fools rush in - John in Lynn

Good things come in little packages - Lorraine wright

Hair of the Dog - Pete in East Winch

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen - Joe in Wisbech

Jack of all trades master of the none - Harry in North Wootton

Keep up the the joneses - Terry and Toni, Leziate

Left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing - Paul, Swaffham

Many Hands make light work - Jezza on A47

No rest for the wicked - Jay in Downham Market

One good turn deserves another - Mandy Powell

Practice makes perfect - Wisbech even more

Quit while your ahead - Twisted Melon & Emma in KL

Red sky at night - Victoria moore in wisbech

See a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck - Graham Naish

Touch Wood - Franks

Up the Wooden hill - Roger and Sally, Hunstanton

Variety is the spice of life- Debs in Outwell

What goes around comes around - Chris Horsepole

X marks the spot - Colin Dack in King's Lynn

You can't teach an old dog new tricks - Emma in King's Lynn

Zip it - Emma in King's Lynn

Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:00pm


Home Sweet Home

20th January 2013

My efforts in the garden yesterday, this is Sid the Snowman in his igloo.SNOWMEN

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:10am


Long Distance Call

17th January 2013

Skype is an amazing way of keeping in contact!

Posted by Simon Rowe at 1:40pm


West Norfolk's best snowman

15th January 2013

Anyone can build a snowman, but could you create a masterpiece like these?

Please email me your snowmen or tweet if you like.










Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:12pm


Snowball fight 2013

14th January 2013

This evening on Hometime with Si, Ash who does the travel was challenged by myself live on air to a snowball fight which at 1st he declined, but as you'll see below the battle was accepted. 

Place ya bets!


Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:12pm


A-Z of baddies, crooks and all round nastiness

13th January 2013

On my Sunday show this week we collated an A-Z of bad guys & girs. Look at the list and see how many you agree/disagree with.
Abu Nazir
Was a terrorist who Carrie Mathison of the CIA suspected to have turned USMC Scout Sniper Sergeant Nick Brody against America.
Baron Greenback stole all of the world's famous buildings, including the Statue of Liberty.
Captain Hook
The archenemy of Peter Pan, a pirate and widely feared – he lives for the day he can make Peter walk the plank.
Darth Vader
After turning to the Dark Side, Vader is a ruthless henchman who secretly intends to overthrow Palpatine to establish himself as ruler of the Empire. 
Evil Edna
Evil Edna is the wicked television set witch, who is constantly upsetting  the happy world of Doyley Woods. She has a whole range of wicked spells and is selfish & vain.
Fenella from Chorlton and the Wheelies
Fenella hates happiness  and uses her powers primarily to make the wheelies unhappy.
Grot bags
She hated children and was a birdnapper whinalways tried to steal Emu.
The Hooded claw 
Always trying to kill Penelope Pitstop.
Imhotep – The Mummy
Attempts to mummify Grosvenor and make her his bride.
Was a gigantic great white shark who menaced the small island community of Amity.
Khan is a genetically engineered superhuman from India who once controlled more than a quarter of the Earth during the Eugenics Warsof the 1990s. After being revived from suspended animation in 2267 by the crew of the USS Enterprise, Khan attempts to capture the starship.
Lex Luther
Luthor is "a power-mad, evil scientist" of high intelligence and has incredible technological prowessHis goals  enter on killing Superman, usually as a stepping stone to world domination
Professor Moriarty
The archenemy of Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty is a criminal mastermind whom Holmes describes as the "Napoleon of crime"
Norman Bates
Norman is a fat, middle-aged drunkard with a split personality who murded his mother.
He is the henchman to the villain Auric Goldfinger Oddjob, he is also an expert with a bow and arrow, and is lethal with his metal, razor-edged throwable bowler hat.
Came to earth to hunt humans for nothing more then sport!
Queen in Snow White 
When “the fairest of them all” reaches an age where her radiance is fading, she plots to have her stepdaughter Snow White killed and demands that she have her heart to feed on. She even uses witchcraft to transform into an old lady which allows her to give a poisoned apple to a naive Snow White.
The Riddler
The Riddler is obsessed with riddles, puzzles, and word games. He delights in forewarning both Batman and the police of his capers by sending them complex clues.
Skeletor seeks to conquer Castle Grayskull so he can learn its ancient secrets, which would make him unstoppable and enable him to conquer and rule all of Eternia.
An unstoppable, unemotional machine from the future that comes back in time to kill the world’s only chance at survival.
This manipulative, lip-pouting octopus has a mean hobby of collecting souls so that they can suffer in misery for the rest of their existence. She manipulates Ariel with empty promises in order to collect her soul and lure King Triton in the process.
Voldormort from Harry Potter
Wicked Witch of the West
Doctor X
Dr. X is an evil scientist who aims to take over the world by any means necessary, only action man could stop him.
She’s thebmain villain in the Emperor's New Groove franchise, Yzma is malicious and power hungry.
General Zod
Superman’s enemy along with his 2 partners in crime.
Youll notice M is missing! Got any suggestions?


Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:45pm


FA Trophy Round 3: King's Lynn 0 vs Southport FC 2

12th January 2013

Today KL.FM were proud sponsors of the Linnets home game at the Walks in the FA Vase in front off nearly 1500 fans on what was not exactly the warmest afternoon.

Despite Southports superior league status in the Blue Square Premiere King's Lynn put on a fantastic performance and can hold their heads high, even after the 2-0 defeat.  It may have been different story had it not been for a 'was it or wasn't it over the line' moment in the first half. A bit of goalmouth scramble almost sent the Linnets a goal in front but the referee decided the ball hadn't crossed the line.  It was after this high drama that the visitors blasted the ball into the back of net from 27 yards, this was to be the first of two goals for Southport.  Their second came via a long ball from defence which found Alex Street off his line. Southport hit the back of an open goal after a very scrappy attempt to keep the scoreline as it was.

Due to technical difficulties the following video is Courtesy of Paul Hampson and - thanks also go to the EDP & Lynn News.

But did you see this penalty?



Congratulations to Stephen Spriggs






Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:07pm


Justin Timberlake

11th January 2013

Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:32pm


The luckiest man alive?

9th January 2013

How is this for a lucky escape? A very lucky escape!

This guy had to take evasive action when a lorry swerved onto his side of the road. 99 times out of hundred this would have ended badly, but not this time!


Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:15pm


David Bowie is back!

9th January 2013

Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:52pm


Man Jobs

8th January 2013

I did my man job at the weekend, the man job where the man takes the wife's car to the garage to check the tyre pressure. My other "Man Job" is taking out the rubbish, but what are the jobs at your house that only the man does?

Here are some your tweets n texts.

@MarieConnell1: we call them Pink Jobs and Blue Jobs. Blue Job is to cut the lawn. Pink job is to weed the flowerbeds!

@RawnsleyJR:  tyre pressure, oil level, windscreen wash. Spider/moth/fly duty. Tea lady, midnight snack cook, dog walker. #manjobs #i'maslave

@RobertShippey:  hoovering? Men secretly love hovering.

@lilywelli: I'm a girl, and It's a fair division of work in our household, but I am on permanent spider/bug duties. #manjob #manjobsforgirls

@spaldingpie:  tell the kids to load the dishwasher #manjob

Posted by Simon Rowe at 7:19pm


Every scar tells a story

7th January 2013

If you have a scar, there will be a story attached to it.  

I was 26 and got mine playing basketball.  After months of trying I finally beat my now brother-in-law at NBA on the Super Nintendo!  In my excitement I jumped from the low sitting chair I was in and whacked the bridge of my nose underneath the table, blood was everywhere, much to his amusement! 

But I won, it didn't matter.

Here's some of tweets and texts...

Teresa Burrell ‏Hubby has one on head from a fishing hook that had to be taken out. Who said fishing is a gentle sport?

RuskinnnnMcphee!I have a scar on my hip. When I was younger about 8 and my brother was threeish we was playing on the slide taking it in turns, and he got angry and bit me. :/

Gill in Marham I have a scar above my left eye. When I was about 6 my brother was playing swing ball and I got a little too close and got whacked with the bat..... Ouch x

Emma, Kings Lynn I have 2 little scars on my bum cheek. When I was about 5, my brother and I were play fighting on the sofa, well he pushed me off and I landed on his Dinky toy lorry. It was the sort that you could take the cab part off and the trailer would stand on its own with 2 little pronged. The problem was the trailer was lying with the points facing upwards. :(

cheshire cat ‏stapled my finger to a table in year one because I wondered what it would feel like.

Laura Bradshaw ‏I have a huge scar on my forearm from 2 yrs ago when slipped on the ice & broke my ulna & dislocated my elbow whist pregnant!

Teresa Burrell ‏I have a scar round my finger. I leant on the door frame when i was 4, door blew shut and chopped it off. Had it sewn back on :-)


Posted by Simon Rowe at 5:52pm


The ultimate A-Z of Kids TV

6th January 2013

I'm creating the A-Z of the ultimate kids TV shows on-air right now. A is for ALF that furry alien from Melmac. What about the rest?




C=Captain Caveman

D= Dangermouse

E=Emu’s World


G=Grange Hill

H-Henry's Cat

I-Ivor the Engine

J=Jamie and the Magic Torch



M=Mr Ben


O=Orm & Cheep


Q=Quick Draw Magraw


S=Scooby Doo


U=Ulysses 31

V=Vicky the Viking

W=Worzel Gummage


Y=Yogi Bear

Z=Zig Zag


If you can fill in the blanks or suggest any better ideas tweet me via @simonrowe

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:20am



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