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April 2017

James and Maria's Knobbly Knees Race!

28th April 2017

It's the Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival this Sunday, so Maria and I decided to get into the spirit of this with a Knobbly Knees race of our own in the Wessex FM car park!

We each had to put a Dorset Knob between our knees and make it to the finish line.

Here's what happened...



Find out everything you need to know about this year's Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival here


Posted by James at 6:15am

Your feedback on the show via Soundcheck

25th April 2017

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We love getting your feedback on Wessex FM on Soundcheck.

Not only do we ask you to rate a bunch of songs on each survey, but also ask a couple of extra questions too.  This time, it was what do you want to hear more or less of on the Breakfast Show.

And here's a selection of your comments...

Simon said he'd like more chat between James and Maria, and Denise also said more banter from James and Maria as they work very well together and often make me laugh.

Maria said less bad jokes - I can't believe you think my jokes aren't funny!

Claire says more summer tunes now the sun is shining.  Gerry wants to hear more country and western and more sixties music.  And Andrew says more Simple Minds (a fellow fan, obviously!).

William suggests changing the birthday game back to guessing how old the celebrities are.

Sarah wants more clues on the Wessex Word, and Lucy says the show needs to be more funky and sleek.

Thanks for all your feedback - we really do appreciate it all, and while you can never please all the people all the time, we do take your comments on board.

Sign up for the next Soundcheck


Posted by James at 9:55am

Is your other half a snorer?

25th April 2017


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Is your other half a snorer?

It's National Stop Snoring Week, so I spoke to sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley on the show this morning to find out why we snore and, more importantly, how to stop it!

Take a listen here:


And here's what you've been saying on our Facebook page:





Posted by James at 9:41am

Carpool Karaoke with Mel and Kim!

20th April 2017

It was brilliant fun heading out in the car with Mel & Kim from Weymouth for one of their Carpool Karaokes!

They were on the show before Christmas, when they told me they had the crazy idea of singing requests in returns for donations for Clic Sargent, as part of their London Marathon fundraising.

With the Marathon this Sunday, they invited me out for a chat and a sing song!



Visit Mel & Kim's Just Giving Page here

Posted by James at 7:06am

We taste test the 'Cheaster Egg'!

5th April 2017

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When I heard that Ford Farm in Litton Cheney were producing a Cheaster Egg, I had to arrange a taste test on the Breakfast Show!

It's made of Wensleydale cheese, with white chocolate curls and raspberries.

Fancy it?



Posted by James at 10:33am


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