A new football radio station is being launched next month and is on the look-out for prospective presenters who would initially be prepared to work for travel expenses* only.
Based in Leeds, Feast of Football Radio will be available online, focussing on the top four divisions in England but also looking at what’s going on in Scotland, non-league and the rapidly-developing women’s league.
Their style, according to the man behind the launch, Mark Flanagan, will be to take a sideways look at the game.
He said: “We want to have a lot of fun while at the same examining the big issues of the day.
“We want a team of around 20 presenters to do at least one show per week but there is an option to include (remote) presenters. The daily show will go out live (7-10pm, weekdays and 9am-noon, weekends).
“We need confident, witty, opinionated, super-knowledgeable football fans as presenters and we also need a bit of patience as we will not be able to pay presenters for their time in the early days; only travel expenses.
“We want those who are looking for a long-term career in radio and just want the opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced and slightly unusual environment.”
Anyone interested email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short letter why you should be considered and two-minute sound clip of you offering an opinion on football.
*The SJA remain opposed to non-paid work in principle but this opportunity could be of interest to journalism students seeking experience and we note that Feast of Football Radio plan to properly reward presenters once established.