I’m very happy to be able to say that Spring is well and truly in the air at KLFM – even if it feels like winter is still around on my morning walk to work.
Despite the fact that it’s not been the coldest winter that there’s ever been, doesn’t it seem to have dragged? I’ve been hosting Hometime for just under a year now, and whilst I remember last summer, my goodness it seems a long time ago. Something very strange happened for the first time since October last week – I walked out of the studio to make myself a cup of tea at 5pm AND IT WAS LIGHT OUTSIDE. It was amazing and I now can’t wait for the clocks to change. Happy days.
The clock change around the corner means Easter is around the corner, and Easter is of course very early this year. That means we’re already underway with preparations for KLFM’s Easter Egg Appeal. Think our Toy Appeal but for Easter Eggs instead. From the second week of March, we’ll be at various supermarkets around West Norfolk and Wisbech, collecting Easter Egg donations in an attempt to put some smiles on the faces of less fortunate children.
It’s a great chance for KLFM to get out in the community – and another chance for Si to get towards his 10,000 Selfie target. As it stands (at time of writing) he is approaching 7000 to go… And he only has six months left. I still feel slightly cruel for setting him the task to be honest, but who knows, with a fair wind behind him and all the summer’s events, he may be able to get there. If you see him, then please help him along… He usually has a selfie stick and a cardboard cut-out frame with him – if you do, you could win an iPad at the end of the year.
Another place to catch him for a selfie will be at KLFM’s Nothing But The 90s at the Corn Exchange in April. It’s on the 1st (not an April Fool) and is bound to be a cracker. Basically, what we’re trying to do is take the Back To The 80s format that is so successful and apply to everyone’s favourite decade. The Nineties are synonymous with cheesy pop and amazing dance music – as well as Britpop. We’ve got DJ sets from myself and Simon Rowe and live music from a Britpop cover band as well.
And finally, we’ve just had our latest set of listening figures through, and I’m proud to say that KLFM now has more listeners than ever before, with 60,000 tuning every week. Breakfast with Si is the number one breakfast show in the area and Hometime now has thousands more lovely listeners too. Clearly, it’s the people of West Norfolk and Wisbech who make KLFM number one – so we just want to say a massive thank you.