Friday, September 29, 2006

Award Winning!!

Really pleased this morning, BBC Radio Manchester has been named BBC local radio station of year at an award ceremony last night.

We were also given a top award for Best Outside Broadcast for our coverage of the Manchester Bomb Ten Years on.

It's great to be involved with an award winning station!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Breakfast with Steve

Hello, thanks for clicking onto my site. Sorry I've been a bit slow to update the blog, but I've been a bit busy at work.

I'm presenting the Sunday Breakfast show on BBC Radio Manchester this weekend (24th Sept) so if you are near a radio or online have a listen. It's a religious show though. I'm not really a religious person, though I do believe in the man upstairs and have a quiet word every now and then. Thankfully I've got a great producer in Rebecca Kelly who can advise me what to say, and what not to say!

I got an award at work this week, kind of an `employee of the week` thing, which was nice. If I were working at McDonalds I'd get a star on my name badge! People in the office had nominated me because I came to the rescue of the Heather Stott show that went off-air because of technical problems at an outside broadcast last Friday. I had to `fill` for twenty minutes until they could restore the link. It wasn't just me though, it was Kate Dinsdale who was responsible for the technicals in the studio that saved the day too.

Looks like it's going to be a busy week this week with the Labour Party Conference in Manchester. Anything could happen......

Speak to you soon, and send a message!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Martin Kelner

Just a quick plug for my mate Martin Kelner.... he of `The Guardian` and BBC radio fame...

He's got a great podcast, and this weeks edition is superb...

You can listen to at - (piss poor podcast 24) - And it's even better if you are a radio anorak! It features Chris Moyles and BBC local legend Peter Levy.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I can't believe we are halfway through September already.

It's nearly my birthday (4th Oct). Not a birthday fan to be honest, last year I didn't even put up my cards. I don't want to get any older now, I'm happy as I am thanks. Maybe I should just enjoy it, but I can't at the moment.


I've been asked to cover present the Sunday Breakfast show on BBC Radio Manchester this week. It's always nice to be asked.
It's a show I've not done before, it's the Religious show. Thankfully I've got a really good producer to explain things too me so should be okay.

Hope you are well.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Start up the news machine...

Generally it has been a quiet couple of weeks news wise.

Sure there have been a few stories of note, but it's been the usual parade of what I would call `filler` news.

The schools go back this week, and that means the business people go back to work as well, so over the coming days things should start to pick up.

Though the news has been quiet, it doesn't mean my bulletins have been boring. It gives me the chance to include some lighter stories. I like a good `And Finally` in my bulletin, and to leave the listener with a smile at the end of what can sometimes be a depressing news bulletin.

Some of my favourite `And Finally` stories this week include:

- The excuse for delays given to train commuters because of the wrong type of....... sunshine!

- The story of the 100 year old man who still turns up for work being ordered to take a day off by his bosses.

- The words "iPod", "ASBO", "Muffin Top" and "Bingo Wings" making a new version of the dictionary. (get in touch if you don't know what they mean!)

Just quickly... I had a great time last night with my good friend Kate, we went to a birthday party together in Manchester. It was nice to catch up with some old colleagues I used to work with at BBC Radio Leeds, and socialise with current people from work.

Also get it touch, it would be nice to know if anyone is reading this!! Take care.