KL.FM Off Air, July 7, 2015: Fred was awesome

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It’s been a barmy week here at KLFM! It’s probably something to do with the heat? Not that I am complaining.

I can’t believe that it’s over a week since my first ever presenter appearance at the KLFM Big School Disco at the Corn Exchange. Safe to say, I had an absolute blast and met tons of listeners. Plenty of selfies were taken, but I don’t think I got anywhere near the level of Simon Rowe…

As you might know, Wednesday the 1st of July was the hottest day of the year so far. We got our heads together in the KLFM office to think of how we could help out the hot and bothered people of West Norfolk. What better way for us to let you lot know how much we love you, than to give you free ice lollies.

I took Si from KLFM Breakfast with me and took to the streets of Lynn. We didn’t even get a quarter of the way round the Lap of Lynn before we gave away 40 lollies to grateful listeners.

To be honest, it was honestly the easiest and most simple way for us to get out and meet some people and I loved every minute.

I’ve had a good few days, but the Big School Disco and giving out free ice lollies don’t come close to getting a fantastic young lad from our patch on air with me.

At KL.FM we have a set of business values that we take very very seriously - we think they make us one of the best companies in the area to work for.

One of the things we try and do is follow the mantra that ‘We are in the business of changing people’s lives.’

Last week on Hometime I had the chance to do just that.

A lovely young man called Fred Hargreaves turned 10 last week – he’s a massive fan of KLFM. His parents got in touch with KL.FM to see if he could come and sit with me on Hometime for his 10th birthday and I was only too happy to oblige.

He was AWESOME. He co-hosted the show with me, announcing songs and letting listeners know what was coming up next. I even let him have a crack at the Secret Sound where he announced he was certain it was a sewing machine needle. Alas, as good as it would have been to give him the cash on his birthday, he wasn’t right. He left our studios with a massive grin on his face and aspirations of becoming a presenter. I was thrilled he had had such a good time.

Outside of work, I’m absolutely loving this weather! I’m a mad cricket fan, and have started playing for a local village side for the first time in years and am absolutely loving it. The Ashes are on the way too – fingers crossed for an English victory. That and a Murray victory at Wimbledon and the summer of 2015 could be a fantastic vintage!