On Friday, after a hard day at work, I caught the train down to Battersea, to take part in radio presenter Henry Bonsu’s drivetime show on new station ‘Colourful Radio’.
Colourful is a new national digital talk, cross-cultural radio station. Launched on 30 May 2006, the station’s format is a rich mix of news, current affairs and journalism, agenda-setting coverage, short documentaries, drama, panel discussions, phone-ins and a liberal sprinkling of music. The station airs on the Sky Digital platform Channel 0194. It can also be heard online at www.colourfulradio.com and across the Colourful Network websites.
I felt really honoured to be invited onto the show, as Henry Bonsu is a seriously distinguished presenter. Henry (pictured right) has anchored BBC Radio London’s Drivetime show, appeared as a panellist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and now appears as a news commentator on Radio 5 Live, Sky News, and Channel 4’s Richard and Judy show.
Henry interviewed me about my new role as a Leyton ward councillor and we also talked about the situation in Darfur, youth, housing and whether people still trust local politicians(!)
I express my thanks to Colourful Radio Researcher Vania Mendes and Producer Rosie Collyer (both pictured below) for putting me at such ease throughout the interview. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was great to be able to share my experiences as a Leyton councillor with a wider audience.
To find out more about Colourful Radio and to listen to my interview with Henry Bonsu, go to: www.colourfulradio.com, click on Henry Bonsu’s ‘webpage’, then click on ‘2006-09-15 17-00-00.mp3. 15/09/2006 18:00:00’.