John Perkins - Commercial radio IRN news.

Episode 53,   Apr 09, 2019, 07:52 PM

He helped to build IRN, the national news supplier for commercial radio, which was to serve around 300 stations – and make money. 

As a cub reporter, John Perkins was there on Day One of Liverpool’s Radio City in 1974 before graduating to a young LBC where he rose to managing editor before spinning off the news arm. In this hour of #Radiomoments ‘Conversations’, John tells of almost fifty years in journalism. He speaks of his thirst for news and the stories he covered; the ingenuity of the network’s early days; and the creation of a sustainable model for commercial radio news supply.

In his own words, this is the John Perkins story. John died in October 2022.

The whole 'Conversations' series may be found here. Music by Larry Bryant.