Apr 052012
 
 April 5, 2012
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Miss J (real name Jaada Lawrence) is a brand new music talent who released her debut album, Summertime, on the 1st April. She is only fourteen, but is already a successful singer and songwriter, and this week she’ll be joining the Saturday Live! team on the phone to discuss her music, as well as her inspirations for going into the music industry, and who it is that inspires her most today. The Saturday Live! team will also be featuring some of her new tracks, Summertime included. It’s certainly not one to be missed.

Mar 282012
 
 March 28, 2012
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Welcome to today’s Style Council!

Spring is here, well and truly…

We like happy and jolly rooms and colour is a big part of that.  So yellow..

Yellow gives a room a feeling of warmth and happiness, as it reminds us of sunshine.

A word of warning though, use yellow very sparingly in a room that gets drenched in sunshine.  Yellow overload is a headache waiting to happen.

Yellow can range from bright to very soft and subtle, and blends nicely with most other colors. It can add a touch of warmth and brightness to a predominately cool-toned room (think blues, purples, greens), it also pairs well with other warm hues (orange and red) for a fiery appearance, and also works with natural materials like wood and stone.
I usually recommend shades of yellow especially in cooler rooms that tend to be overcast frequently.  A north facing kitchen..bingo!  The colour fools the eye slightly into thinking it is sunny, and thereby makes the room feel more inviting on cloudy days.
Very bright yellow works particularly well as an accent colour, as opposed to a wall paint color. If you want to paint, a soft pastel yellow is usuallyThe Style Council best.   Accents make good additions to curtains, rails and details.  When was the last time you bought yellow stripey curtains or a yellow shelf?  Excactly.  It is eyecatching, cheery and yellow does not react badly to most other colours.

Why not find out more by visiting Pauline at Hollywood Carpets! www.hollywoodcarpets.co.uk

Why not go to the top of the Alive website and click the “listen again” tab and hear Pauline’s spring colour endorsements!

Mar 222012
 
 March 22, 2012
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We have a fabulous competition with Hollywood Carpets down at Kingholm Quay.

Pauline Jack, who does our Style Council feature every second Wednesday has a fab rug and metal wall art to give away.  In fact they are in this picture. The rug pictured and the beautiful butterfly wall hanging could be yours. We have two pictures, A and B, picture B has two things missing.  If you can spot them email us at [email protected] and we will put you in the draw.  Someone will win on Saturday afternoon!

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Picture B

 

Mar 222012
 
 March 22, 2012
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Just after the 1 o’clock news on the Friday Magazine Show, catch Military Wife Annie Fraser talking to host Cameron Murray.

The Military Wives are a choir apart, they have inspired across the nation, their single “Where-ever you are”, the Christmas Number one became the fastest selling single in the 21st century, their album is number One across the UK and they have raised over £500,000 for the Royal British Legion and the SSAFA Forces Help.

Alive is proud to have Annie on the show.

If you could ask Annie a question what would it be? Email us at [email protected] we may ask it for you!

Mar 202012
 
 March 20, 2012

Now we do have to wonder what our Tuesday night Guru of Music does with bin liners after watching his chosen choone!

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Mar 172012
 
 March 17, 2012
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Koko’s Star Cage

Koko, the stylish gift boutique in Queensberry Street, Dumfries is two years old this week and shop owner Gail Kempsell is celebrating by offering an excellent competition this week with Alive FM.

This great gift box of goodies could be yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can identify the celebrity Koko has put inside one of their ornamental cages you can enter our competition.  If you can identify our actress email [email protected] with your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The competition runs until this Saturday 12 noon.  The winner will be announced after 12 noon…so make sure to listen in!

Alive Competition terms and conditions apply.