I pity those who produce breakfast shows on local radio.
Every morning, they have to take a complex and multifaceted issue that affects the whole nation, throw it to the ravening locals, and hope that some sensible debate will come from it. They field telephone calls from barstool generals, armchair dictators, retired colonels or just plain ol’ ranty buggers who like to latch on to the hot-topic of the day and use it to highlighted their own narrow-minded xenophobia.
As counterpoint to all those “they all just need a bloody-good hiding” and “send them back where they came from” sentiments, I’m sure their researchers would like a bit of light relief.
And so, as I’m happy to come out with any idiotic soundbite that might get a laugh, I have started sending my ill-conceived opinions to Radio Derby. I had my first one read out yesterday:
Radio Derby Breakfast Clip (950KB MP3 – ripped from the wonder of iPlayer)
I’m not sure what to make of the “it’s tongue-in-cheek, but he makes a serious point” comment. For the life of me I can’t think what serious point I was trying to make.