Articles tagged It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter:

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 71: Coughing Through a General Election Show

  • 13 Dec 2019

Watch the full 8 hour show by clicking above   Back in March 2010 I had only ever presented one show on LBC. Quite how I had the temerity to suggest that I should present their election night show, I have no idea. Looking back I had quite a cheek. I had presented a E...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 70: Telling Your Producer to 'Shut The F**k Up'

  • 29 Nov 2019

Earlier today Nick Ferrari hosted an hour long phone-in with Boris Johnson. Nowadays all these interviews are not only filmed, but streamed live. We have a whole host of cameras in the studio, and unlike certain other broadcasters if we are going to stream something we are inc...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 69: When Political Parties Won't Provide Guests

  • 27 Nov 2019

Three weeks ago I provisionally booked Emily Thornberry to do one of our 8pm hour long interviews. It was supposed to take place at 8pm yesterday evening. On Sunday afternoon I was told that Emily wouldn't be coming. Reading between the lines it seemed apparent that she had be...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 68 - When a LibDem Hasn't Done Her Homework

  • 13 Nov 2019

Last night on LBC I interviewed LibDem environment spokeswoman Wera Hobhouse about the floods in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. She's been on my show several times before and always been rather impressive. This interview, however, turned into a bit of a car crash for her. She...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 72: Corpsing

  • 19 Oct 2019

We all do it from time to time. Something happens and we just start to laugh uncontrollably. Sophie, my producer unearthed this clip from last year. The context is that around 6.30pm each day, she and I disappear into a recording booth to record a 10 second trail, which is the...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 67: So I'm a Soft Interviewer, Am I?

  • 5 May 2019

I've never quite understood why some people continue to think that I am a soft interviewer. It's true that I tend not to shout or get aggressive. It's true that if I get a bit shouty, I do it with a smile, but that does not equate to 'softness'. I prefer to do conversational s...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 66 - Behind the Scenes of an Election Night Show

  • 3 May 2019

Click on the above and you can rewatch the entire 6 hour show! Preparing for an presenting a live six hour election night show is probably one of the most complex things that we ever do. There is a tremendous opportunity for things to go wrong. And given we stream the w...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 50: Pleasing Gillian Reynolds

  • 10 Feb 2019

There is no one who works in radio who doesn't know who Gillian Reynolds is. She is what is known in the trade as a "doyen". She writes about radio every week in the Sunday Times Culture Magazine, having joined the paper eighteen months ago having spent several decades doing t...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 65: Changing Producers - Saying Goodbye to Jagruti Dave

  • 2 Dec 2018

The last time I wrote about the producer/presenter relationship was almost exactly two years ago when my lead producer Matt Harris left LBC after ten years to join Newsnight. The other member of our team, Jagruti Dave, who had already been working on the show for two years ste...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 64: Herding the Brexit Cats

  • 13 Nov 2018

Each Monday night on LBC we covene a panel to debate what we think is going to be one of the big issues of the week. Sometimes we have panellists that no-one has ever heard of. Sometimes we deliberately invite younger pundits. On Friday my producer, Sophie, and I agreed that B...