25th November 1990
Phone-in shows have been the staple Saturday night radio fare for over two decades. They were around before then but on a regional basis. The piece below mentions Tony Butler, who was immortalised in a Jasper Carrott tale about Butler in the mid-70’s when he was a BMRB presenter. Carrott tells of mishearing Paul Cannell’s name (then of Newcastle) and a story of the then West Bromich Albion captain, John Wile’s lack of patience with the commercial station’s advert break.
606 was still a year away from being launched when the below piece was penned and given the circumstances, it’s safe to say, the airwaves would have been bombarded with disgruntled Arsenal supporters. Thank god social media hadn’t been invented…
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