Approximately 90 members tuned in to our Zoom speaker session today, to hear local freelance sports reporter and presenter Mark Shardlow talk about his fascinating career in radio and TV. Mark spoke about his days in hospital radio, when Notts County reporter Colin Slater was his mentor, as well as his time at Radio Trent and Radio Nottingham. He worked for BBC East Midlands Sport covering events large and small. Mark told us how Brian Clough introduced him to Whisky and took one of his ties!
He was proud to be part of the 2012 London Olympics, especially when reporting on the torch relay which passed his home in Radcliffe. Mark also learned to speak Portuguese in advance of covering the 2016 Olympics in Rio!
Many thanks for a great talk Mark.
Members please keep monitoring your emails and website for details of our next session. www.rot-u3a.org.uk.