Win Big Money with the return of the game you just love to hate!  The Stray FM Secret Sound.

  • Win Big Money - the prize fund starts at £1000

  • Up to four chances to play every day

  • Text the studio and you could be chosen at random to play

  • Guess the sound correctly and you win the prize pot

  • It's bound to have you screaming at the radio

It's back.

Radio's most annoying game, Stray FM's Secret Sound, is back for 2019 and there are more chances to play than ever before.

It's simple - we've recorded something making a sound, all you have to do is tell us exactly what it is.

The NEW Stray FM Secret Sound

Here is the sound!  Listen to it as many times as you like and then play weekdays on Stray FM.

Secret Sound: 05/03/2019


Incorrect Guesses

Putting your £1 in supermarket trolley and the key popping out the back
Alex - Ripon

Tin opener
Rebecca - Ilkley

Electric coin meter - inserting money and twisting it
Mike - Knaresborough

Putting bread into a toaster and pushing the lever down
Amy - Ripon

A letter that a Postman/woman hasn't quite got all the way through the letterbox
Joanne - Burley

Inserting a coin in the ticket machine
Ralph - Ripley

Using a dipstick to check oil levels in car engine
Amy - Harrogate

An electric toothbrush
Hazel - Harrogate

A kettle boiling and then switching off once the temperature has been reached
Helen - Ripon

Putting a coffee pod in a machine
Faye - Harrogate

Putting a coffee pod into a coffee machine
Stephanie - Knaresborough

A yoghurt pot being opened
Amanda - Harrogate

Putting money into a car parking machine
Jackie - Melmerby

Extractor fan in background, and then cracking an egg into a frying pan.
Eddie - Boroughbridge

A cash point machine
Sue - Pateley Bridge

Money being rejected from a parking meter
Karen - Richmond

Ring pull being pulled on a can of pet food
Billy - Skipton

Coffee Pod being opened and put in
Richard - Otley

Foil lid being peeled off a carton
Christine - Ilkley

Something metal rattling around in the washing machine
Rona - Bilton

A self service cash machine
Jean - Skipton

Vacuum cleaner picking bits up
Pam - Skipton

A petrol lawnmower running over twigs and brances
Paul - Bishop Monkton

Getting a pill out of blister pack
Catherine - Barnoldswick

ATM dispensing cash
Matt - Aldborough

A tumble dryer
Amanda - Harrogate

Stephanie - Knaresborough

Opening a letter
Charlotte - Pool

Putting a CD in a CD player
Richard - Wetherby

Putting a token in the machine at a car park barrier
Rosie - Skipton

Putting a train ticket in a barrier
Daniel - Harrogate

Stapling pieces of paper together
James - Harrogate

Coin put into a tumbler dryer at a laundrette
Steve - Knaresborough

A toothpaste dispenser being dispensed
Lynne - Barnoldswick

Putting money in a parking meter and then taking the ticket
John - Ripon

Lin - Boroughbridge

Walking up to a gate, opening it, then closing it. Gate latch mechanism
Jacqueline - Harrogate

A coin dropping into a slot
Tiffany - Summerbridge

Curtains being drawn
Moira - Ilkley

Automatic train ticket machine
Miranda - Harrogate

Someone putting their seatbelt on and clipping it into the little holder
Michael - Burley in Wharfedale

Opening a fizzy drink can
Milly - Addingham

Cooking on an outdoor cooker
Simon - Harrogate

Putting key in a key hole, twisting the key and pushing the door handle open
Olivia - Harrogate

Cash coming out of a cash machine
Lydia - Killinghall

Opening a jar of coffee
Danielle - Follifoot

Opening a can of animal food
Kate - Knaresborough

Taking coins out of your pocket and into a car parking machine
Lyndsey - Barnoldswick

A paper shredding machine
Paul - Harrogate

A tumble dryer with a loose button from a shirt in it
James - Ripon

The Stray FM team are ready to play the Secret Sound


  • Play Monday to Friday at 7:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm & 5:15pm and Weekends at 11:15am & 1:15pm.
  • Simply wait for the presenter to tell you the lines are open and text "ENTER" followed by your name to 81222.  Texts are charged at your standard message rate. Only text once per round, as multiple entries from the same number won't count.
  • Make sure you text before the lines close because if you text after that time you won't be able to play and may still be charged.
  • One person will be picked at random to play - get the sound right and you win the prize pot!

 Proudly Sponsored By

Harrogate Storage SolutionsHarrogate Auto Centre 

The Secret Sound is proudly supported by two great local businesses, Harrogate Auto Centre and Harrogate Storage Solutions.

Harrogate Auto Centre is a garage offering dealership service and standards at independent local garage prices.  As Harrogate's largest independent garage they offer - full vehicle repairs, full vehicle services, new tyres, vehicle recovery, MOT's for both class 4 & 7 and commercial fleet management.  Plus they're now recruiting for reliable, friendly and hardworking technicians.

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Stray fm secret sound terms & conditions


  • The following rules (“Specific Rules”) together with the general competition terms and conditions which can be found here apply to the 'Secret Sound' competition (the “Competition") which will run from 07.01.19 until further notice on Stray FM  (the “Radio Station”) and StrayFM.com (the "Website")
  • Anyone who enters the Competition (an “Entrant”) will be deemed to have read and accepted the Specific Rules and the Competition Terms and Conditions and will be bound by them.  

Eligibility and Details of the Competition:

  • From 8th January 2018 listeners must text the studio to register their details for the next Contesting Round.
  • The on air presenter will open the text lines at approximately 7.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 5.15pm Monday to Friday and 11.15am and 1.15pm on a Saturday and Sunday.
  • The presenter will clearly signal how long entrants have to text the studio number and the message they should send.
  • Entries received during the text entry times will all be entered to be chosen at random to play the current contesting round.
  • When the entry period closes, a clear message will be delivered on air. Any texts received after this message is delivered will not be eligible and will be disregarded.
  • The Qualifier will be randomly drawn from those people who successfully registered their details.
  • One entry per player per contest round. Duplicates will be deleted.
  • You must be available to appear on-air by phone once the draw has taken place. If the first drawn participant is not immediately available the random draw will be rerun until a Participant is available.

The Prize

  • The Secret Sound prize fund begins at £1000.
  • Ordinarily, the Secret Sound prize fund will increase by £10 per day that the answer is not correctly guessed. For example, if the sound is not correctly guessed during Day 1 of the competition, the prize fund on Day 2 would be £1010.
  • The prize will be supplied in accordance with Stray FM's Terms & Conditions.
  • Stray FM reserves the right to alter the prize at its absolute discretion, for whatever reason it sees fit. This may include for contesting reasons as outlined below.
  • Stray FM and its partners may offer additional prizes for entrants during the promotion. This could include adding prizes to the "jackpot" prize fund, offering one-off prizes to successful callers or any other situation Stray FM determines.
  • The prize(s) available and criteria for winning will be clearly announced on air when the contesting round opens for entry and before the player makes their guess.
  • The first entrant to correctly identify the Secret Sound on-air, with as much detail required at the discretion of Stray FM, will win the prize money.
  • If an entrant fails to identify the Secret Sound on-air, with as much detail required at the discretion of Stray FM, we may take further callers (at our absolute discretion).
  • The prize on offer in the next contesting sequence will be announced at the conclusion of the previous contest.
  • Stray FM may, on occasion, increase/decrease the number of plays of the competition. In this instance the text lines will be opened/not opened as necessary and this will be clearly communicated on air.
  • We reserve the right to solicit for entries via social media or other platforms and invite people to register for the promotion.
  • At any time during the contest period Stray FM may offer any additional challenges including, but not limited to, the opportunity to donate any portion of their winnings to charity or to gain additional clues by undertaking challenges or by forfeiting a portion of the prize.
  • Stray FM may at our discretion provide additional clues via but not limited to on air, social media and digital mediums.
  • We may take as many calls/entries as we see fit in each contesting sequence. A minimum of one call/guess will be taken for each contesting round.
  • Stray FM may publish the wrong guesses on any platform during the promotion.
  • In addition to the above entry methods, Stray FM may offer alternative entry routes into the draw.
  • Should the sequence not be able to run live, Stray FM reserves the right to prerecord a sequence with random callers who entered a previous sequence of this promotion which will run on the prerecorded show day.
  • Any caller chosen to participate in such a prerecorded segment will be made aware at the time of calling.
  • We may change the Secret Sound or the prize fund on offer at any point during the promotion at our absolute discretion.
  • Entrants must be ordinarily resident within the Stray FM broadcast area, as defined here, in order to be eligible to win the prize. The winner will be obliged to supply documentary evidence of their residency to the satisfaction of Stray FM.

Use of Personal Data:

  • When texting to enter the entrant agrees to supply their telephone number to Stray FM for the purpose of administrating the competition.
  • This data will be processed in order to pick a random contestant and call them back to play.
  • Telephone numbers will be stored for a maximum of 7 days in Stray FM's secure text messaging system.
  • Should there be any reason to retain further personal data - for example in order to deliver a "spot prize" this will be subject to Stray FM's Privacy Policy.

Stray FM and UKRD, reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize at its absolute discretion.

Stray FM, and UKRD reserve the right to change any element of the competition at any time without prior notice and the decision is final. Any changes will be highlighted on this page


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