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January 2015

Seven!

30th January 2015

This morning Gayle and Ben were getting ready for a talent show they are judging tomorrow at York High School and Ben did a terrible Len Goodman gag...

 

National Woolly Hat Day

Today is National Woolly Hat Day and we spoke to Phil Spencer from Location, Location, Location as he is supporting a charity hat campaign...

 
Gayle and Ben took part and with his black jumper and hat Ben looked like he was going to rob her of the Lockett in her pocket...

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Baby Names

There is a new service which will come up with a unique baby name for you but it costs £21,000, we found a 10 question on-line survey which comes up with a baby name based on your perosnality...

 

Get Your Geek On

Tough 007 question to test your geek credentials over the weekend, remember it's just for fun...

Posted by Ben at 12:55pm

Snow updates

29th January 2015

This morning we were doing snow updates and Ben posted the World's most boring photo on Facebook and twitter and Gayle gave him some grief...

 
snow

 

Puzzle Challenge

It is National Puzzle Day and Ben set Gayle the challenge of competing a 1 yr olds jigsaw with 20 pieces.

We asked listeners to guess how long it would take her and guesses ranged from 52 seconds to 25 minutes, in the end she managed it in a very respectable 59 seconds and Laura Thornton won a Minster FM mug and calendar...

 

Scene Stealer

There was some controversey on the Scene Stealer this morning but Gayle was right after all...

 
We are back with more movie tickets to be won at 6.30am tomorrow.

 

 

Posted by Ben at 11:54am

Cracking Experiment

28th January 2015

After Gayle and Ben unsuccesfully threw a cup wrapped in bubble wrap out of the boardroom window they received an email from Diana in Tadcaster saying that you can throw an egg in the air and if it lands on grass it will never smash!

Well, challenge accepted...Gayle and Ben gave it a go in the Minster FM car park and it was not an egg-cellent outcome...

 

Get Your Geek On

Today on Get Your Geek On we went from a Star Trek to a Star Wars question and Ben dangerously asked the un-answerable question which is better????

Good luck with today's geek nonsense...

 

Number Plate Game and poorly Gayle

This morning the car horn startled Gayle when it went off as she was poorly and not fighting fit...

 
The one bonus of Gayle being poorly was her sexy voice but she wasn't playing along...

Gayle's litlle girl has been ill as well but not too ill to go to Rainbows!!!!

 
Ben will be back in the morning at 6.30am, Gayle is still a maybe!

 

 

Posted by Ben at 10:27am

Nutella name nonsense

27th January 2015

This morning we were talking about a French court banning two parents from calling their baby Nutella...

 
Hopefully Gayle will be back to full fitness and top gag form in the morning!

 

Neve poorly

Gayle's little girls is poorly and off school and had a trip to the doctors where she shared a bit too much information...

 

Get Your Geek On

Fancy some geek fun, well please enjoy today's Get Your Geek On which for the first time has a Trek related question to test your geek matter...

We are back in the morning with more Vue cinema tickets to be won from 6.30am.

Posted by Ben at 11:49am

Sumo Bubble Wrap

26th January 2015

Today is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day and Gayle and Ben decided to wrap themsleves up as Sumo Bubble Wrap Wrestlers but it all went wrong...

 

Get Your Geek On

Do you fancy a Monday geek challenge, well here you go with today's Get Your Geek On as Ben asks a geeky question based on his ridiculous movie memrobilia, this one is easy but tough to spell correctly...

 

Spouse's Day

Today is National Spouse's Day which both Gayle and Ben thought was a complete waste of time as Gayle says she is nice to her hubby all the time and even at 4am...

 
#TeamGB back on air at 6.30am with more Vue Cinema tickets to be won.

 

Posted by Ben at 10:53am

Talk like a grizzled prospector

23rd January 2015

This morning we were looking ahead to Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day, yes it is actually a thing...

 

Gogglegate

Ben has been the victim of a terrible crime and is a little bit shell shocked, he wants his goggles back and has offered a 24 hour amnesty for the culprit to own up and hand them back...

 

Biscuit

Apparently you should be eating your chocolate digestive with the chocolate side down for the best taste, this sounds lijke biscuit voodoo to us so we had to test it live on air...

 

Bit of bush action

We had a letter this morning about a bush related problem...

 
We are back on air on Monday morning at 6.30am with more Vue cinema tickets to be won.

 

Posted by Ben at 9:56am

Ridiculous or rediculous

22nd January 2015

This morning Gayle and Ben had a big row about spelling...

 

Hug

Yesterday was Nationakl Hugging Day and Ben finally talked Gayle in to a hug but it was not the magical embrace he was hoping for...

 

Get Your Geek On

On today's Get Your Geek On Ben goes for his specialist subject of Star Wars, have a go at the geeky question just for fun #GetYourGeekOn...

How cool is the giant Millenium Falcon...

We are back on air at 6.30am Friday morning.

 

Posted by Ben at 10:45am

Scene Stealer chaos

21st January 2015

For the second day running Ben ruined the Scene Stealer and Gayle was not amused, hopefully tomorrow will be less of a fiasco and you can tune in to win cinema tickets to Vue York just after 6.30am...

 

Get Your Geek On

Do you want to join in our fun geek quiz where Ben asks a geeky question based on his collection of geek nonsense...

Talking of being a geek and Ben's wife has bought him some super-hero toilet roll as she hopes it will stop him wasting it by using loo roll to clean his glasses, wipe the sink and to make inddor snowballs to throw at his son...

loo

 

National Hug Day

On National Hug Day a hug is supposed to help cheer you up and get you through the day! Gayle was happy to hug Rebecca from news but was not keen on an embrace with Ben, did they or didn't they...find out on the Breakfast show at 6.30am tomorrow morning...(cliffhanger)

hug

Who have you hugged today????????

 

Posted by Ben at 1:46pm

Gayle dances in the loo

20th January 2015

Apparently you can beat the January blues at work and feel happier by having a screen saver that brings back a good memory, singing a song at lunchtime or dancing in the loos!

Ben talkeed Gayle in to give the loo thing a go whilst they were playing Bonnie Tyler on air and she didn't feel any happier but did turn her ankle...

 

Scene Stealer

Gayle sang on today's Scene Stealer and Ben runied it and she was not a happy camper...

 
Another chance to win cinema tickets to Vue York at 6.45am in the morning, check out the film times at www.myvue.com.

Rachel Riley

Red letter day for Ben today as Rachel Riley from Countdown was back on the show with some New Year financial advice...

 

Get Your Geek On

Another chance to highlight your geek credentials with today's Get Your Geek On, just for fun...

We are back on air at 6.30am.

Posted by Ben at 9:43am

Death by slippers

19th January 2015

This morning Ben started a campiagn to ban slippers after he feel down the stairs in some open back slippers. Gayle on the other hand says her Mum loves a good slipper...

 
Check out the evidence with the death by slippers video...

 

Get Your Geek On!

We now have a theme tune and everything for Get Your Geek On, the answer for Friday was The Penguin, but what is today's Get Your Geek On answer??? Are you joining #TeamGeek...

Tomrrow morning Rachel Riley is back on the show and we search for X999 FUN on the number plate game, can we track the car down in Pickering?

Posted by Ben at 11:13am

Gayle scratched Ben's car

16th January 2015

This morning their was some tension in the studio as Gayle has scratched Ben's car...

We discussed it on air and Ben's wife is blaming Gayle as well...

 
Gayle was feeling so guilty that she bought Ben a brilliant geek present to try and make friends, you can also check out our new geek quiz on Facebook called 'Get Your Geek On'...

raccoon

Egg drama

Gayle has found Ben's kryptonite and it is maybe not what you would imagine...

 
We are back on Monday morning at 6.30am with more Vue cinema tickets to be won.

 

 

Posted by Ben at 9:47am

Soft play hell

15th January 2015

This morning Gayle and Ben decided to leave radio behind to open start a new business...

 

Rats

Gayle's husband Paul was shocked when a rat tried to attack him from the bin and then another one stared at him. Ian came on air to share his own scary rat story...

 
Also check out this scary rat video with a rat attacking a man on the subway...

We are back tomorrow morning at 6.30am with more cinema tickets to be won with Vue York.

 

Posted by Ben at 11:53am

Ben was late for work!

14th January 2015

Big drama this morning as Ben was late for work and Gayle had to do the first 30 minutes of the show on her own and did give Ben a bit of a grilling when he rocked up just before 7...

 

More magic

Ben actually did a slightly more impressive magic trick but Gaykle knew how he did it...

 

Boyfriend drama

Gayle has trouble at home as her 5 year old daughter has discovered boys and more than one...

 
We are back in the morning at 6.30am with more Vue cinema tickets to be won.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Ben at 1:04pm

Gayle does a headstand

13th January 2015

Are you suffering from the January blues, if so it has been sugested that you should do a handstand so the blood rushes to your head and it should make you feel better.

Ben made Gayle give it a go this morning and annoyingly again she was brilliant, very straight legs!

But be warned she did do a cheeky swear at the end... PARENTAL GUIDANCE

 

Poem at work day

This monring Ben surprised Gayle with a little poem on National Poem At Work Day...

 

 

Why women need men

So what are the top 50 reasons women actually need men...

 
We are back in the morning from 6.30am with more Vue cinema tickets to be won.

Posted by Ben at 9:50am

Touch your toes

12th January 2015

We were talking fitness today and apparently if you can touch your toes you are in good shape. Ben made Gayle do it and was annoyed how good she was at it, she is going to live forever! Ben didn't even try as he pulled a hamstring just warming up...

 

Windy

This morning we talked about the windy weekend with a broken greenhouse and Ben stealing a wheely bin...

 

Lovely neck

A new neck cream has been released but Gayle doesn't need it as she has a neck like Celine Dion...

 
neck

We are back in the morning at 6.30am with more Vue Cinema tickets to be won.

 

Posted by Ben at 9:53am

Lose weight in the cold

9th January 2015

This morning Gayle was in the Minster FM car park trying to lose weight as standing in the cold turns bad white fats in to good brown fats, not sure how well it worked in 30 seconds...

 

Magic trick

Another card trick from Ben, can you work out how this one is done? Ben is thinking of getting a cape and a proper magic set...

 

Hotel drama

We revealed this morning that people leave all sorts in hotels including owls, a tarantula and a Joey Essex full size cut out. Gayle and Ben both admitted leaving things in hotels but Ben's was a little bit more surprising...

 
We are back on air at 6.30am on  Monday with more Vue cinema tickets to be won.

 

 

Posted by Ben at 10:12am

Fairytale quiz

8th January 2015

This morning Gayle gacve Ben a Fairytale Quiz as he doesn't seem to know any of them and Gayle is worried that his little boy will miss out, he didn't do very well...

 

Glamorous Granny

We discovered today that Gayle's Mum is a glamorous Granny according to, well Gayle's Mum...

 

Chicken Charades

Day 4 of Chicken Charades to win a pair of tickets to see White Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse next Wednesday 14th Jan. Work out the charade and text MINSTER and your name and answer to 81222...

Final show of the week tomorrow and more Vue cinema tickets to be won at 6.30am on the Scene Stealer.

 

Posted by Ben at 10:26am

Ben does a magic trick

7th January 2015

This morning Ben amazed Gayle with a magic trick and she was slightly impressed...

 

Chicken Charades

We are playing Chicken Charadesd again for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see White Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, if you can work out the TV show from the video below on Facebook text the word MINSTER and your answer to 81222...

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153449030555299&set=vb.294689420298&type=2&theater

 

Hot tub action

This morning Ben wanted to get in to a hot tub with Gayle, lets just say she wasn't that keen...

 

We are back on air with more Vue cinema tickets to be won tomorrow morning from 6.30am.

 

 

Posted by Ben at 11:27am

Ben's dirty secret

6th January 2015

This morning Ben revelaed a secret crush which shocked Gayle and we will hear plenty more about this lady over the next 5 weeks...

 

New Year...New Skills

Gayle was being miserbale about taking up a new past time for 2015 and then rubbished Ben's dream of becoming a magician...

 

Chicken Charades

Another chance to win tickets to see White Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse as Gayle does a Chicken Charade, you have till tomorrow morning to text your answer to 81222 and start your message with the word MINSTER...

We are back on air at 6.30am with more Vue Cinema tickets to be won and a freeze-be on Show & Tell.

Posted by Ben at 10:40am

Gayle's Pulled Pork recipe

5th January 2015

This morning Gayle revealed she has a new signature dish which she has succesfully made twice, it is Pulled Pork and Ben has made her share the secret...

Gayle hates sport

Ben made the mistake of thinking Gayle liked Rugby this morning...

 

Fairy Light debate

Ben wants to leave his fairy lights up as he thinks they look great but his wife thinks they need to come down and he is being lazy, what do you think...tatty lights or lovely addition to the hallway?

fairy lights

Tomorrow morning we have another pair of tickets to see White Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse plus more free Vue cinema tickets. 

Posted by Ben at 10:01am

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