We’re on a road to . . . jams

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I’m just back from my late summer holiday trip to France and there’s a definite feeling of ‘Back to School’ all over KL.FM after the summer with the whole station is buzzing with activity. This is always a busy time for us as it we start to think about our involvement at events like Fawkes in the Walks as well as (whisper it) Christmas. October is also the start of the new financial year which keeps me busy, plus I’ll also be busy working on final preparations for the Business Improvement District vote.

One thing that always strikes me when I’ve been driving in France is just how crowded British roads are. I know we’re a much smaller country and I wouldn’t want to see toll motorways either like a lot of roads in France are, but the UK really needs to take some dramatic action before the country eventually grinds into a permanent traffic jam. King’s Lynn can get busy, of course, like it did last Thursday evening but at least most of us don’t have to worry about using the M25 and the Dartford crossing every day. What a nightmare that must be.

Meanwhile back at work, Simon’s quest for 10,000 Selfies is approaching the 9,000 figure which is an astonishing achievement when you think that he’s now averaging almost 1,000 per month. He’s worn out at least half a dozen selfie sticks, but I think the most amazing thing is that he’s still smiling as he walks around the office. Actually now that I type that, I wonder if his face has permanently got stuck on ‘smile’ mode and he sits grinning in the evenings even when his beloved West Ham are getting beaten.

Elsewhere in the radio station, new boy Ross is settling in well and is loving life in King’s Lynn. Ross is on air every morning with a whole load of interesting bits and pieces in his show as well as some great music. He thinks of himself as our resident music expert as you’ll hear if you listen to him present the Mystery Years at 9am...if you fancy recruiting him to a pub quiz team for his musical knowledge, just give him a call.

Away from the day to day stuff at KLFM, the Business Improvement District team are now approaching the final push for our October vote. I promise this will be the last time I mention it, but if any town centre business who is unsure about what BID can offer to our town (and I believe what it offers will be hugely positive), please contact us via our website kingslynnbid.com and one of the team will be happy to explain it all to you.