Focking the Ads
(Pardon my French)
'So suddenly you are an expert on pirates?' said an acquaintance. I detected a bit of a sniff. I was pondering this when I had an e-mail from CBS asking for telephone interview on, yes, Somali pirates. I pointed out that Somalis, Pirates and hi-jacked super tankers is not really my scene but I am prepared to pontificate on
anything if the price is right-not that money is generally involved for such interviews with media as an 'expert'
Mystery solved (Thankyou Mr Google) : Read the Voice of America piece here
Scroll down a bit and you'll find my impersonator
My most memorable radio interview was over the home phone in Norn Iron with Radio Mountain Donegal.With ten minutes notice I was asked to give my views on the latest non peace process in the Middle East. This was for their 'The World from Idjit* Island' or something like that : a monthly current affairs programme focusing on international issues as far away as Buncrana or Baghdad. The presenter was well informed and I enjoyed his searching questions until an agitated voice in my ear (and in his presumably) said' What about the Ads? The Ads are due'
'Fock the Ads'
And we carried on for another 15 minutes.
I later inquired about the 'audience profile' for Radio Mountain Donegal.
'About 14 listeners' 'Is that a representative cross section?'
'Indeed it is better than that.
Its the lot.'
(*Possibly Cruit Island? Blog-ed)
The image is of Mount Errigal-part of the Mountain Radio catchment area
Labels: Radio Mountain Donegal, Somali pirates, Voice of America