I Celebrated #WorldRadioDay!

February 13th #WorldRadioDay!

I just love Local Radio, it provides a tremendous service to Local Communities. I first became hooked with Local Radio in the  1970’s. I remember my first radio interview which was on Beacon Radio. Surprisingly it wasn’t on transport.

In those days I was on my first public body. The Wolverhampton Community Health Council.IMG_6009 Phil Bateman BBC Radio Interview

I have been lucky enough to have spent some thirty years or more contributing to Local Radio. I dearly love the medium, and I was lucky enough to be asked by the now passed Tony Inchley Station Manager of BBC Radio WM, to stand in and act as the guest presenter on the Locally famous BBC Radio WM Ed Doolan Show. That was and still is a career highlight for me.

I went onto serve on an advisory board for Radio WM during Tony’s time bossing the station.

I have given hundreds of interviews on radio from across the World. Plus I have made many friends. I hope that LOcal Radio continues to prosper here in Wolverhampton and the West Midlands…our community would be much the poorer if it were to decline. Support#WorldRadioDay

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more