WHILE recording an investigative news piece for Bristol Broadcasting Community Radio last week I realised just how many of these type of pieces I have taken part in over the past 25 years.
From weekly newspaper updates for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales to the crazy days of 2004 when as a national Fans United organiser I seemed to be Live on BBC Radio 2, Radio 5 Live, Sky TV and various regional stations almost every day.
There are too many to count.
But, I am guessing there must be over 100 radio and TV clips of my voice out there somewhere.
Someone once said I had a face for radio… and it’s interesting, to me alone, how the early nerves disappeared somewhere along the way.
So I decided to gather together a few clips for posterity and my kids to laugh at in years to come:
Radio Five Live: Fans United to Save Wrexham FC Jan / March 2005
BBC Radio Bristol: Editor Overcomes Child Abuse to Publish First Book of Poetry Nov 2014
Russia Today TV: Nov 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_4qJHIasc&list=UUbGif2gxFLxGDxG9CeA_fvg
BBC Radio Bristol: The Death of Regional Journalism
BBC Radio Bristol: Masonic Conspiracy and the Deselection of Bill Hodgson
YouTube: Ice Bucket Challenge for Gaza: Aug 2014
I HAVE enjoyed some amazing and unexpected publicity for the launch of my new book.
This online at Hold the Front Page:
Plus four regional / local newspapers including a stunning piece in the Shropshire Star.
Radio BBC Bristol:
Plus featuring in the Popular Video playlist:
http://datab.us/o2N2X7t7awo#Writing poetry: former newspaper editor Nic Outterside overcomes the legacy of child sexual abuse
And on Russia Today TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_4qJHIasc&list=UUbGif2gxFLxGDxG9CeA_fvg
I now have a Web Store at www.writeahead.co.uk where you can buy my book The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light directly. I accept payments by debit and credit cards and PayPal through this store. The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light by Nic Outterside (£3.99 paperback. Time is An Ocean Publications) From childhood sexual abuse, through cancer, bereavement, bankruptcy, divorce, loss of two of my children, a nervous breakdown, recovery and meeting the most wonderful woman in the world, my life has come full circle. The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection and opinion. Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.80 P&P (Europe: £3.70 P&P, Australia: £5.05 P&P and USA: £4.75 P&P with discounts on postage for multiple orders). I will personally sign your copy upon request. To order, either send a cheque for the full amount payable to writeahead, with your name and postal address to: writeahead, Plympton Cottage, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1LW or go to the new Web Store at www.writeahead.co.uk to order and pay. Your book will be despatched immediately upon cleared payment.
Huge thanks to Tony Gosling, Martin Wright, Angela Belassie and HTFP for all the helpful publicity.