Darren Taylor, January 13, 2015

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Things are slowly getting back to normal at the KL.FM offices after the Christmas break. The radio station doesn’t stop broadcasting of course, but we need to make sure all of the presenters are able to take a break to spend some time with their friends and family.

This has meant juggling with the schedules with all of the team taking it in turn to appear on various shows. Posh Charles from the news team took the opportunity to move from the news desk to the presenters’ chair and did his first ever show for us, Jake the Hair has been covering the afternoon Drive Time show and Simon has been back on Breakfast.

Meanwhile Adam has taken some time off after his hectic December when, as well as presenting his Breakfast show, he was busy with the Toy Appeal, the KL.FM Young Hero Awards and, of course, the Corn Exchange pantomime.

The Breakfast Show is the most demanding show on any radio station. It takes an enormous amount of hard work and effort not only get up at 4 o’clock every day, but to sound enthusiastic and fresh and get the rest of West Norfolk up out of bed and ready and motivated for another day at work.

I know a lot of people in our area work shifts and early starts aren’t unique to the team here, but I don’t think there are many workplaces where you not only start at the crack of dawn, but where you have to be infectiously happy from start to finish every single day. Who wants to listen to a miserable Breakfast DJ? The answer, of course, is nobody.

A radio station managing director has an easy life compared to their early morning team, that’s for sure.

Away from work I’ve finally finishing decorating my house which means a little more spare time at the weekends. So far this year I’ve already been for several walks on the beaches at Hunny and at Brancaster as well as finding time to take in a couple of games at The Walks cheering on the Linnets. I’ve written before about how lucky I think we are to live so close to such stunning beaches and the glorious North Norfolk coast. I’m not absolutely certain that The Walks Stadium is quite so stunning, but it’s definitely somewhere else I plan to spend more time in 2015.

We’ve got some big things planned at the radio station this year. We’re hosting the West Norfolk Sports Awards in a couple of weeks’ time and, without giving anything away, I can promise a really special night is in store.

Meanwhile we’re running a competition to win a car for the year as well as giving away cash in our Secret Sound competition. It’s all part of our on-going commitment to not only broadcast great music and important information, but give something back to our community.