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Outside broadcasts... surprise guests


Friends from our Linnet Clough rally radio station, the 6th Denton (Saint Hilda's) Scout troop served a 'full English' breakfast for Craig Etchells during his Saturday breakfast show.

(Summer '90)

STAFF at the Reporter Group of Newspapers organised a coffee morning to support the station as part of our Radiothon 1990 fundraising weekend. Andy Hoyle presented his Saturday morning show live from the Reporter office in Old Street, Ashton with surprise guests local singer-songwriter-music promoter Darren Poyzer and little Billy Bradshaw accompanied by his 'minder'  Buzz Hawkins.

Andy is the Chap In The Hat with our outside broadcast team: Marc Farr, Melanie King and Mike Wallbank, plus Reporter duo Julie Cummings and Carol Woodcock. Reporter photo: October '90.


This was our second broadcast from the Reporter office during 1990. The first was In June, when Mike presented his All Kinds of Everything show while staff & helpers served coffee and cakes and collected bucket-loads of cash - £300 in three hours - for the Mandy Turner (Tameside Hospital) Scanner Appeal. Click on the buttons to hear Mike opening the show and chatting to Amanda, one of the Reporter fundraisers:

STAFF and patients at Tameside General Hospital could hardly believe their eyes one Friday afternoon in 1986 as Gordie West, country singer and entertainer from Alberta, Canada rode through the grounds on his trusty horse on a visit to the children's wards arranged by the Country Roads team. After parking the horse,

he stopped by for a chat with Mike Wallbank and Colin Martin.

Galloping Gordie

Copy of Copy of Reporter OB, Radiothon 90

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