Regular radio shows
I was a regular guest on the Lesley Dolphin afternoon show on BBC Radio Suffolk until early 2014. The shows mainly focussed on one specific topic but also allowed time to chat about topical issues and answer questions from listeners. Topics included; hedgehogs, adders, shrews, deer, hares and robins. I continue to do small ad hoc pieces for BBC Radio Suffolk. Recent ones have included the state of public parks and spanish slugs.
Past radio shows
Until the end of 2012 I also had a regular slot on an evening BBC Radio show presented by Sue Marchant which was broadcast to the whole of East Anglia. This really challenged me. I would talk about topical wildlife issues and answer questions on any aspect of wildlife. The subjects and questions were amazingly varied. They included questions such as “what is the point of wasps” to “how can I stop bats using my loft, oh and by the way I live in the USA”.
Are the radio shows scripted?
Contrary to what you might think the shows are not scripted and I have no knowledge of any questions until they are asked…………..scary!
So what next?
During the radio shows lots of questions were asked and answered. I have been wondering about how I may get those out to a broader audience. I have looked at many formats but nothing has really stood out.
Whilst I was doing the radio shows I really got a liking for broadcasting.
I have decided I will continue that in podcast format. I am likely to launch that during the summer of 2020. It will be very different for me and quite a steep learning curve. A separate webpage will follow soon.