Viking FM Play Cupid


Viking FM Play Cupid

Viking FM presenter Jim Coulson gave one lucky couple a Valentine’s Day they’ll never forget after smashing a myth that his hometown of Scunthorpe is the UK’s most unromantic place.

Jim, who presents Viking FM Breakfast with Jim & Rosie, was annoyed by a recent article published by which slammed the romantic offering of the North Lincolnshire town. And with co-presenter Rosie Madison, they ran a campaign on air to create the ‘perfect romantic night’ in Scunthorpe for one lucky couple.

Local companies rose to the challenge and rallied round to prove that love is in the air. The Wortley House Hotel offered their Honeymoon Suite, the Baths Hall gave away tickets to Romeo and Juliet by the Moscow City Ballet, San Pietro provided a meal, Bloom ‘n’ Things took care of the flowers, I.C. Limos chauffeured the lucky couple around and Halo sorted out the pre-date pampering.

Our worthy couple were Carolyne and Erik Jensen from Driffield. They married on Valentine’s Day four years ago but had never properly celebrated their anniversary after Carolyne was diagnosed with breast cancer which, thankfully, is now in remission.

The morning after, Jim & Rosie spoke to Carolyne Jenson who said “We had the most amazing night in Scunthorpe and we can confirm that it is very, very romantic. It was the first time we’ve been able to celebrate our anniversary and we couldn’t have wished for a more romantic night. Thank you so much Jim & Rosie”.

Jim Coulson from Viking FM’s Breakfast Show told us “I am overwhelmed by how much support we have had from businesses in Scunthorpe as well as our listeners to help me prove that this survey is nonsense! I’m born & bred in Scunthorpe and know how good it is, despite the negativity it gets. I’m proud to have been able to prove it wrong and at the same time do something amazing for a truly deserving couple”

Local MP Nic Dakin said “What you did for Carolyne & Erik was fantastic and does kill the lie that Scunthorpe isn’t romantic. Where else could you see the Moscow City Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet on the 14th February?”