Christopher is a lifelong Derby supporter. He recalls his first game being a pre season friendly against CSKA Moscow in 1997, when the Rams were managed by the legendary “Bald Eagle”, Jim Smith. He once had ambitions to be a goalkeeper like his idol, Derby’s Estonian giant Mart Poom. Chris is a keen football programme collector and even has a few Forest ones in his set now, as he regularly crosses over to “the other side” as part of his NHR duties. That’s commitment for you!
Since the age of 10, Ian’s dream was to be a sports reporter…..specifically football, and even more specifically, Notts County! He’s been a hospital radio volunteer since 2012, at both Nottingham and Leeds, and rates it – along with his degree in Sport Journalism – as the best thing he’s ever done. Ian says commentating on England cricket and England Rugby League; at Headingley, Trent Bridge, Elland Road and Meadow Lane , is doing what he was born to do and living his life’s dream!
Mark is a life long Notts County fan, who now spends his spare time covering the magpies for NHR. Occasional visits to the red side of the Trent mean he is our resident roving reported for all things Nottingham football. A role he has been sentenced to for the last 6 years. Outside of commentating, Mark can also be heard on match days giving his thoughts on the football kits of today. Gog Wan meets Barry Davies
Richard Smith is in his second spell as lead commentator for NHR at Notts County. Richard spent 4 years working in the old Main Stand at Meadow Lane during the Neil Warnock era in the late 80s, early 90s and in that time had the pleasure of bringing some of the atmosphere and joy of some historic Notts County victories at the old Wembley stadium to our listeners. Even though he now lives in Lancashire, his commitment to covering The Magpies on a regular basis knows no bounds with frequent visits to both home and away matches. Richard also occasionally commentates on The Reds as well as the occasional cricket match at Trent Bridge but more frequently at Emirates Old Trafford on Lancashire for our colleagues at Preston Hospital Radio.
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