On Friday, I went on the BBC. I sat down at the local BBC Radio station and had a ‘One on One’ with the very lovely Liz Green and it got me to thinking how disappointing it is that local media is slowly but surely being lost by our communities.
Liz Green’s feature, the ‘One on One’s’, celebrates the good and the great of Yorkshire – caring about the community and celebrating those who it serves. It’s great to have these local networks that are actively seeking to involve their listeners.
Only the day before I listened to an interview with broadcasting legend Johnnie Walker, before that Dr Robert Lomas talked about Freemasons and again before that Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne took to the air.
Such variety each and every single day promises to show the true talents of the County and I think it’s so important to support them before they diminish for good. After all, it’s not a nice thought to think that by 2014 local press will plummet by 52%.
What’s great about local media is that you get coverage directly from where you live and hear news about the most important things, things applicable to you and that will affect you directly as a member of your community.
I think people like Liz Green are true professionals – she knows what’s important to her listeners and has established an inspirational show that has made me tune in time and time again. I just hope I can offer my support to her show again in the future – because as a fellow Huddersfield-born-and-bred lady I mirror Liz’s community spirit.