Local radio came from musty cupboards of pegboard and wires, with the news often enunciated by bearded men of a theatrical pedigree. Their coverage area was determined by the laws of physics and the accidents of geography. The signal could frequently get knocked down crossing the road.
Television was generally monochrome, for the better-off garishly coloured, and delivered to ’regions’ which placed Caernarfon in the North of England and King’s Lynn in Yorkshire. Viewers selected from two, three or (amazingly) four channels by pressing big springy buttons on the front of a ‘set’ rented from DER or Rumbelows.
Nor would I expect to be. I can produce the odd 'public service' article above and beyond the requirements of the day job. It's a given that local and hyperlocal news relies an awful lot on goodwill.