Articles tagged LBC:

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...

The Loan Charge Scandal: Why The Treasury Must Embark on a U-turn

  • 2 Nov 2018

This article first appeared in this week’s edition of The Spectator You probably haven’t heard of the Loan Charge. I hadn’t until a couple of months ago when I told listeners of my LBC radio show that I would soon be interviewing Mel Stride, the Financial Secretary to the Tre...

Would I Want to Join A Club That Would Want me As a Member?

  • 18 Oct 2018

I’ve never been a very ‘clubby’ person. Maybe I’m not very clubbable either, but I’ve never felt the need to join one of these members only clubs. Well, when I say never, that’s not quite true. Around 20 years ago I joined the National Liberal Club, not because I was a Liberal...

The 'Iain Dale's Book Club' Weekly Podcast Has Launched!

  • 15 Sep 2018

When I talked to James Rea, my boss at LBC, about moving to the evening show, I said I’d like to present a books hour. He suggested we do it as a podcast so we needn’t be constrained by format, length or commercial breaks. Two months later I am delighted to tell you that we’re...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 62: Broadcasting With a Persistent Cough

  • 7 Sep 2018

One of the worst things that can happen to a broadcaster is to contract a cold or cough, especially if it lasts for some time. At least on radio, there’s a cough button to press while someone else is talking. You don’t get that luxury on TV. I’ve always had a bit of a tickl...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 61: The First Show Nerves Can Now Disappear

  • 4 Sep 2018

Launching a new programme is always nerve-wracking. I’m sure Eddie Mair and I shared that slight empty stomach feeling today. His programme and mine were very different to the previous shows in our respective slots. Radio audiences are very conservative beasts. They don’t ...

So What's Coming Up on My New LBC Evening Show This Week?

  • 2 Sep 2018

It’s all change on the LBC daytime schedule from Monday. As you know, I’m moving to the 7-10pm slot from Monday to Thursday, so I thought I’d give you some details about what you can look forward to. Each day from 7-8 I’ll be hosting the LBC Newshour. It will feature intervie...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 60: When an MP Says 'Handjob' On Air

  • 2 Sep 2018

It’s actually quite rare that people swear on live radio. It’s even rarer for a politician to do so. If they do, it can have very serious consequences for the radio station concerned. It only takes one complaint for OfCom to launch an investigation. On most commercial stations...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 59: Surviving The Final Show (Without Blubbing)

  • 31 Aug 2018

This evening at 7pm my last Drivetime show on LBC came to a close. I’m not leaving the station, just moving to another slot on Monday, 7-10pm. So I did wonder whether I should just do a normal show today and not say anything about the show coming to an end after five and a...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 58: All Change at LBC!

  • 28 Aug 2018

“We need to have an adult conversation.” Never words you want to hear from your boss. My first thought was: “Oh God, what have I said on Twitter now…” But it wasn’t that at all. I’ve been presenting Drive on LBC for five and a half years now and have enjoyed every minute. I...