Got one decent cut, a comment on the coming Bradford Bulls v Salford Reds Rugby Superleague clash: "I hope everyone has a good time on Sunday, but I hope the red team wins next Thursday".
It did. There was euphoria (for a bit). Then there wasn't.
Richard picking up the first-ever BBC Developing Talent Journalism Award
Richard's Trainees among the best in the UK
Postgrads Gail Champion (now with File on Four) and Matt Game (now working outside journalism) with newsreader Huw Edwards at a BBC reception early in 2005. Matt was one of the first on the scene of the bus blast in Russell Square later that year. The scheme itself became a casualty .. of BBC cutbacks.
BBC Asian Network broadcasting from the Leeds Trinity studios
Are You Ready ... for the Real Radio Experience?
In 2003-4 Richard devised a series of educational outreach activities for Real Radio (Yorkshire) under the brand of 'The Real Radio Media School'
These activities included a classroom activity for Year 6 pupils ('The Real Radio Experience') in which pupils read news bulletins, weather and traffic reports, dedications and ads over a pre-recorded bed of jingles and music. (right)
There were also a series of evening 'masterclasses' for FE media students at Real's swanky Leeds headquarters . The first of these was launched by wireless legend Tony Blackburn (below) who told the students he'd not had more than four hours' sleep a night for forty years. And he certainly looked like he was telling the truth.
I love this picture (Thanks guys at the Bradford Telegraph and Argus). Leading the pack to comfront (sic) the guy who won the vote to force the privatisation of the Bradford & Bingley Building Society against the wishes of the board.