I wonder which former player it was?
Commentating for the club, and essentially being your own boss, is liberating. It was very different when I covered Wrexham’s games for Marcher Sound in the 1990s!
You get nothing for free, of course, and a regular issue at the station was whether they’d be able to get the funding to cover the matches. There was a sliding scale of payments which applied to all Football League clubs, ranging from £25 to phone through updates every fifteen minutes to ten times that much to commentate on the whole game. Local radio is totally driven by the figures, so there was no guarantee we’d actually cover the matches, and no chance of doing so if we didn’t illustrate we’d be able to turn a profit.
Fortunately, we had a sports editor there at the time who was both innovative and enthusiastic who put a lot of time in trying to find…
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