KL.FM Off-Air by Charles Dennett, June 2, 2015

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Well hello there West Norfolk! I’ve been away for a while, and I must say you are looking fabulous. Regular KL.FM listeners will have noticed that I’ve not been gracing the airwaves for about a month – I went off on the holiday of a lifetime in New Zealand. .

Not to rub it in, but I had the most incredible time. It’s the place to go for extreme sports and outdoor living so I bungee jumped and skydived, surfed and white water rafted my way about. Exhausting to say the least, but wonderful fun.

I always one of the things about having a good holiday is that it also makes you want to get back home again, and I’m now back at KL.FM and champing at the bit to get on with making some great radio.

Whilst I’ve been away, we managed to raise over £2,000 for local causes through our Bring a Pound to Work Day. We are constantly amazed in the office at the generosity of KL.FM listeners and local businesses, who go out of their way to help others. Watch this space to see where the money gets spent – one thing is for certain, we haven’t seen the last of Bring a Pound to Work Day.

One thing that really struck me when I got back in West Norfolk after a month away was just how green everything is… Summer is well and truly on the way. We’ve got a huge summer planned – our Summer Sorted Competition has just gone live, giving you the chance to bag yourself a whole load of prizes for the summer.

Added to that, by the time you read this, the line up for Festival Too will have been revealed on the KL.FM Breakfast Show. I’ve had a sneak peak, and trust me, it’s exciting. 2015 will be my first ever Festival Too – the guys in the office have already started getting a bit giddy with excitement and it’s started to rub off on me too. There’s no doubt, it’s THE event of the summer for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. KL.FM’s night is going to be an 80s night, and judging who we’ve got to play, it’s going to be fantastic.

We’ve also been busy getting our KL.FM Spitfires ready for the Spitfire trail that’s going to be in King’s Lynn Town Centre to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It’s something I’ve been working on a lot personally, and at the moment our scale models look brilliant.

The Air Training Corps in the town have been instrumental in making it happen, and we’re looking forward to seeing the final result. Not only will it commemorate one of the most crucial battles in the Second World War, but the trail is also hopefully going to raise the profile of King’s Lynn as a town showcasing different historic buildings and attract a whole lot of visitors.

Summer 2015 looks to be a good one!