Where are you from?
How did you get started in broadcasting?
I worked as dogsbody for the Managing Director for Piccadilly Radio as it was preparing to start broadcasting in Manchester .
When was that?
Why News broadcasting?
I have always been interested in news and politics in particular
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Piccadilly Radio 1974-78 , 82-87,Granada TV 1987-94.
What is your Best on-air moment?
Breaking exclusive stories ahead of the papers.
What is your Worst on-air moment?
My first phone in on Piccadilly Radio.I was expecting the phone lines to be jammed and nobody called for 15 minutes!
What would you like to do before your career ends?
Interview the former Soviet leader Gorbachov
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Support Plymouth Argyle
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Get your foot in the door doing anything you can,and be realistic about your initial prospects.
A big thanks to Jim for taking part.
Name Matt Cooke Age? 28 Where are you from? Originally Kingston-upon-Thames, but I grew up in Guildford, Surrey How did you get started in Broadcasting? During University, I wrote for student newspapers and websites, and contributed to The Guardian Newspaper.... Read more
Name? Anthony Murnane, deputy foreign editor and newscaster RTE. Age 40 Where are you from? Originally Greystones in Co. Wicklow but currently live in south Dublin. How did you get started in Broadcasting? I began writing for local newspapers and... Read more
Name? Ian Fergusson, BBC Weather Presenter Age? 44 Where are you from? Stockton-on-Tees, (which was then in!) Co. Durham How did you get started in Broadcasting? As a biologist studying sharks, I made contacts within the BBC’s Natural History Unit... Read more
Name? Caroline Wyatt Age? 38 Where are you from? Born in Darlinghurst, Australia but am British (it’s a long story!) How did you get started in broadcasting? I was very lucky – I joined the BBC as a news trainee... Read more