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June 2016

A video message from Boycie!

23rd June 2016

It's always good to get a celebrity endorsement for your fundraising event.

So the team at Wyvern Academy in Weymouth were delighted to get this video message from 'Boycie' from Only Fools & Horses, and The Green Green Grass of Home, aka John Challis!



Don't forget, you can share details of your community and fundraising events on our What's On Guide


Posted by James at 6:40am

LISTEN: Joe McElderry in Weymouth

21st June 2016

joe mcelderry


It was great to meet former X Factor winner Joe McElderry.

He's starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat all this week at Weymouth Pavilion.

Find out more about the show and book tickets

Take a listen to my chat with Joe here:



Posted by James at 5:26pm

Tackle our Football v Music Quiz!

16th June 2016

music v football


So, are you enjoying Euro 2016?

It's not always a good idea, but some footballers have had a go at being pop stars.  And some pop stars are big football fans.

How well will you do with my special Pop Quiz - Music v Football?


Play now


Don't forget, you can register to play my Breakfast Show Pop Quiz, where you can win a Wessex FM Breakfast Bowl - perfect for porridge!  Click here to register

Posted by James at 5:21pm

Check out this 1986 video of Weymouth

14th June 2016

Check out this video of Weymouth, shot in 1986!

Journalist Ray Gosling presents this short documentary, featuring memories of sand scuptures, the brewery, trains round the harbour, the town's nightlife (Malibu, anyone?), and skittles!



Posted by James at 6:27pm

'The Oldest Winger In Town' on England

13th June 2016

dickie borthwickEngland started their campaign in Euro 2016 with a 1-1 draw against Russia on Saturday.

Many say it was a great performance, and that Roy Hodgson's young side didn't deserve to give away an injury time equalizer (how gutted were you when that went in?).

But what does 'the oldest winger in town' think about it?

Local football legend Dickie Borthwick is 80 years old, and can still be seen playing matches locally!  He told me on the show this morning that he's not playing as regularly as he used to...



Posted by James at 9:26am

Rodwell Pre-School Royal Tea Party

10th June 2016

I had an invite to the Rodwell Pre-School Royal Tea Party!

The children had been busy making decorations and crowns, there was plenty of jelly and ice cream, and cakes!

rodwell teaparty


See all the photos here


Take a listen to some of the children telling me what they learnt about the Queen:


Posted by James at 6:27am

Eight Things Never To Do On A First Date

8th June 2016



This morning, I was revealed the eight things you should never do on a first date ... unless you don't want a second one!

There are things not to mention and certain traditions to uphold, according to dating expert Michelle Lewis.

Listen again here:



Read more on this story

Posted by James at 11:11am

Things we miss from childhood

6th June 2016

This morning on the show, I was talking about a survey that had come out asking us to name the things that we miss or made us happy in childhood.


tricycle retro 

Thanks for all the comments ... here's a selection of what you said:



Read more about the story here


Posted by James at 10:03am

New Penguin Chick at Sea Life

3rd June 2016

Check out these photos of an adorable new Humboldt Penguin chick at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park!

New Penguin Chick at Sea Life

The chick was born in March, weighing just 96g, and the Animal Care Team have been taking extra special care of it.

This week, they've begun to reintroduce the chick to the colony.

There are only about 12,000 Humboldt Penguins left in the world.

See all the photos here


Posted by James at 6:50am

Who was in the winning seat?

1st June 2016

Well done to Leah Jones from Weymouth - she won our big holiday contest with Bournemouth Airport after picking the winning seat on our virtual plane!

She's a teaching assistant in the town, so deserves the break!

Leah says she's taking her friend to Ibiza.

Hear the moment she discovered she was a winner:


holiday winner leah jones

Leah popped into the studio to pick up her holiday voucher!


Posted by James at 7:34am


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