John Perkins - Commercial radio IRN news.
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.