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June 2014

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


World Cup Opening Ceremony in Studio 1

13th June 2014

A lot of people have complained about the really bad sound and coverage of the World Cup Opening Ceromony last night so here on HomeTime we created our very own version for you to soak up some Brazillian atmoshphere and enjoy.

Get ready to Samba!




Posted by Simon Rowe at 4:00pm


Noble England

12th June 2014

On yesterday's show I spoke about a World Cup Song that the late Rick Mayall recorded for the 2010 World Cup that campaigners are trying to get to number 1.  Below is the video and the song in full, make sure you watch all the way as it has a very poignant end taking into account recent events.

RIP RICK the people's poet!


Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:23pm



4th June 2014

When I told friends what I was doing for my 10th wedding anniversary everyone said "That's amazing!" Or "That’s really romantic" or even "you'll earn loads of brownie points".  Last Thursday was the big day I had been planning since about February, a day that couldn't just pass by as another anniversary, I had to do something amazing but what?

I'm quite proud of what I pulled off and hope you think I've every right to be as well.

It was without doubt that we'd visit a nice restaurant; I'd give her a special card etc but what else would be a bit different? After a brainstorm in the KLFM Office I decided to give Tom at the Majestic Cinema in Kings Lynn a call to see if he could show a film for just my wife and I. It was quite cheeky I know but you don't get if you don't ask, to my surprise he said it would be fine. It's then it dawned on me that I didn't actually have a copy of The Wedding Singer staring Adam Sandler which was the first movie we saw together and which ever since has been a special film for us.

I took to Twitter to find a copy and 'hey presto' within five minutes Amanda Hansel a KLFM listener offered me hers meaning I could delete the original tweet before my wife had any chance of seeing it and asking me what it was for.

When the 29th May arrived Jo was wondering why nothing had happened during the day, she always without fail gets flowers or some sort of surprise. I didn't do that this year as she cycles home, she did know we were going out for a meal however, but even that wasn't straight forward as she kept suggesting we go to a restaurant in the middle of nowhere which would have left no time to get to the cinema. To make matters worse my Dad who was babysitting kept suggesting places that were miles away too.

After a very lovely meal in Lynn we took a stroll through town back to KLFM's car park to drive home but before reaching the alleyway between the Majestic and KLFM I dragged her up the steps of cinema (not literally), it was in darkness and completely empty, she had no idea what was going on or why we were there, especially when they offered us popcorn and a drink.  We were ushered up to screen three and the film began straight away. The moment it started she punched me, and laughed her head off before claiming she knew I was up to something.

Now I have to think of a way to better that on our 20th!

Any ideas?

Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:07pm



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