Blog: RTE news
Dave Leggett | 14 November 2008
A young lady who works at the Irish national broadcaster RTE on their newsdesk called me the other day. Would I care to be interviewed in a programme slot about the problems facing Detroit? Er, yes, I guess I could, I said. I've a face for radio and I was assuming that was what we were talking about, RTE being based, I also assumed (correctly), in Dublin. The great thing about radio interviews is you can do them down the phone or, these days, on high quality Skype, disruption to daily routine kept to a minimum. I've done loads on BBC World Service radio over the years.
The RTE lady asked very nicely and I was on my cell at the BMW thing (see below posting). I said yes and that was that. It turned out to be TV. It's not that I don't like doing TV stuff - I do, actually - but you normally have to physically get yourself to a studio and that's a slight hassle whichever way you look at it. If you're wondering, do they find a helicopter and fly me to Dublin, the answer to that, unfortunately, is no. They book a slot in a BBC studio in London and I go there instead.
So, I'll be dropping into the studio tomorrow on the way to my Aunt's birthday bash in Acton, West London. It's all part of the fun. Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone and try things, stretch yourself in a way that you haven't for a while. Anyway, I wish all of you out there a good weekend, wherever you are.
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