KL.FM Off-Air, by Adam Newstead, January 20, 2015

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The Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn is, basically, my second home. Over the next couple of months I’m hosting three different events, and I practically lived in dressing room 3 during the pantomime run, so I might as well just move in.

One thing’s for sure, I’d be in good company, because the staff of The Corn Exchange are quite simply some of the most fantastic people I’ve ever worked with.

Being in the panto meant I had to spend six weeks working full time hours (…and then some) alongside them, so I got to know a lot of them very well.

I’ve mentioned before how much work, effort, and time goes into putting on a show like Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, but the success of the show isn’t all down to the cast – yet we are often the ones who take all the credit.

We might be the ‘faces’ of the show – the people who make you laugh and entertain you – but without a strong back stage crew, marketing team, front of house team, and theatre management, the entire thing would’ve been a flop.

At KL.FM, we are strong believers that the most important aspect of our business is the people; without good people, you won’t have a successful operation. There are a lot of similarities between us and the Corn Exchange in that respect.

The pantomime is the biggest thing that the theatre puts on each year, and it takes an incredible level of hard work and effort from their staff.

But, despite how stressful the run got and how tired everyone was, each member of staff always had a smile on their face and a ‘can do’ attitude. They are all good people.

So, I wanted to place on record my thanks to everyone at The Corn Exchange for making me feel part of the family.

I had the most amazing fun, but it was also very, very tiring; doing the KL.FM Breakfast Show and then two performances per day was extremely challenging. In fact, I thought I was going to die at one point – that’s how tired I was! But the staff were so friendly, supportive, and professional, it really helped me through. I can’t thank them enough!

My next Corn Exchange outing will be the KL.FM West Norfolk Sports Awards on Wednesday next week.

I’m sure if you get the following Friday edition of the Lynn News, you’ll get to read all about it. I’m also hosting a top secret event, which I’m not allowed to tell you about until it’s actually happened (very exciting!).

After that it’s our next big party night, That’s What We Call A KL.FM Party, which is a good excuse for me to get my decks out and spin some big tunes.

It features the KL.FM DJ’s mashing up your favourite feel-good tracks of the 80s, 90s, and now, plus there’s live music from The Look. If you fancy coming, tickets are just £11!