We’re giving you the chance to win cash with Isle of Wight Radio and WightFibre by playing our brand new game Pounds for a Sound!

We play weekdays at 8.20am and 5ishpm, and weekends at 10.20am – all you need to do to win is tell us what you think the mystery sound is.

When the presenter on air tells you that lines are open, text the word RADIO to 66777, making sure to include your name but not your guess*^.

Check out the current list of incorrect answers below and hear the mystery sound for yourself below! 


Good Luck!

Incorrect guesses:

Engine starting
a car driving over gravel
a jukebox selector
a rollercoaster
Automatic Card Shuffler
ball in a roulette wheel
Bank counting machine
Bank note couting machine
bank paper money counter
Bath Mat
Belt engine starting
Bingo ball machine
boiling kettle
Bubble Wrap
Bus Engine
Cards in the spokes of a bike
Casino Card Shuffler
Chips into a hot fryer
Clocking in clock out
Coffee Grinder
Coins in a fruit machine jackpot
Connect 4 realise when counters drop
Domino’s Falling
Drink Dispenser
Dropping Marbles
electric cord rewinding
electric sewing machine
falling tree
Filling a watering can
Filling cup from a water cooler
Film going through a cinecamera
Firing up a BBQ
Flicking through a books pages
Garden Shredder
Golf balls tipping
Hail Storm
Hamster Wheel
Ice Dispenser
Kerplunk game
Kettle beginning to boil
Lottery Ball machine
Mechanical adding machine
mechanical pencil sharpener
Metal security roller shutter
Money counting machine
Motor Bike
Nuts in a chopping machine
office shredder
Old fashion telephone exchange
old film projector
old rotary telephone
One armed bandit/fruit machine
Opening a box – Strip thing
opening bag of crisps
peas into a saucepan
Pool balls being released
Popcorn Popping
Pouring pens into a plastic bucket
Pull back toy car
putting something into a deep fat fryer
Rain Maker toy
Rain on a conservatory roof
Rain Stick
Roulette Wheel
round of appaulse
Round of applause
sewing machine
Shuffling Cards
shuffling cards by hand
Sipping threw a straw
Spinning coin
Spinning Top
Starting a lawnmower
Sucking through a straw
Tap on into a plastic bucket
Tape being pulled off a box
Telephone Dial
Toilet being flushed
traction engine firing up
Tractor Engine
Waste disposal machine
Wheel of fortune spinner
wind up chattering teeth
Wind up torch
window blind

* Terms and conditions apply, see below for the full terms.
^ Texts charged at your standard network rate.

Terms and conditions:

  • All Isle of Wight Radio standard terms and conditions for competitions apply, along with additional terms and conditions as stated below. If any terms and conditions conflict, those stated below take precedent.
  • To enter ‘Pounds for a Sound’, text 66 777, starting your message with ‘RADIO‘ followed by your name ONLY. Texts are charged at your standard network rate.
  • You may also pre-register at iwradio.co.uk.
  • Lines for text entries will be announced as open and then closed by the presenter. No calls or texts are accepted outside of these times and any received will be discounted.
  • You must not attempt to give us your answer unless asked by the presenter.
  • If you are randomly selected to play, you must identify the mystery sound from the clip as played on air. Should you correctly identify the mystery sound, you will win the cash prize.
  • You have only one guess. The presenter will take your first guess only. Should this be incorrect, you will need to re-register to play again and will win nothing.
  • The correct answer to be accepted will be written on a card held by the presenter. Only this answer will be accepted with no variation.
  • If you fail to answer your phone when we call you, we will move on and call the first reserve.
  • You may be any age to enter, but those under the age of 18 require parental consent to play and to redeem the prize.
  • You must reside in the UK.
  • You may only register once per fortnight. After you have played your entry will be deleted and you will need to reregister for another chance to play.
  • These terms and conditions are subject to change and amendment at any time at Isle of Wight Radio’s discretion.