Breakfast with Hector
On this morning’s show Hector spoke with Mark Graham who set out to attend festivals non-stop for a year. It’s been a year and a half since Mark began the http://ayearoffestivalsinireland.com/ blog. His aim was to attend at least three festivals a week for a year. After a year and a half of attending festivals all the time, Mark is finding it difficult to stop! He’s bought another van and is writing and blogging more than ever.
Andy McGirl from Dublin defended his title this morning. Andy competed against Kildare man, Mick O’Neill. Mick gave strong competition to the Dub but unfortunately stumbled at the post as he answered the last question incorrectly allowing the Dub to take a 3-2 win. Andy won four tickets to Disney on Ice’s new show, ‘Dare to Dream’, this November as well as a world famous exclusive signed Breakfast with Hector mug.
Brendan O’Driscoll spoke to Hector this morning about his involvement in the team that has created an app that allows users to see what anyone is listening to on their smart phone. The app has been described as “a music product that fits my life so perfectly” by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak earlier this month and it’s been endorsed by Stephen Fry. Soundwave is available on iTunes and Google Play Store and can be downloaded now.
This morning’s Carlton Hotels competition was won by Chloe Slevin from Mullingar. Chloe managed to win her family a 5 night get away to the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown for two adults and two children, dinner on two nights, and lunch while the Mini Explorers take off on their adventures, as well as a family pass to the National Aquatic Centre and Tayto Park with a packed lunch all thanks to Carlton Hotels. The prize is worth €1,500 and Hector will be giving away another Mini Explorer break tomorrow between 7 and 9am.
Ronan Casey gave us stories from the local newspapers around the country. Ronan told of a plague of nudity sweeping the nation, a local Carlow Bank offends people of Carlow, a man who apparently didn’t see a checkpoint which was "visible from outer space" and so kept driving, and a Library book that was returned just 58 years late.
10 year old Jojo in Portmarnock rang Hector about being a Cranky Head this morning for Cranky Car. But after a brief chat with Jojo, Hector learned that it was in fact her dad, Mark, who had a greater problem. 10 year old Jojo insisted on being carried down the stairs every morning leaving dad Mark with “no back” and in rather Cranky form! It was up to Mark to sing the song loudly at Jojo and get rid of the bad form.
We’ll be back tomorrow for 7am. Join us for Breakfast with Hector.