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22-02-2010

If you have the chance be sure not to miss one of the greats of Midlands broadcasting – a throwback to the time when the region could boast television output worthy of the name.

Legendary broadcaster Tom Coyne makes a return to the region’s airwaves when he guests on Wolverhampton-based community radio station WCR’s Inside Tracks programme this coming Thursday evening, 25th February, between 7and 8pm and repeated the following Wednesday morning at 9am (3rd March).

Retired and living in Tettenhall, Tom will be talking about his career and choosing music connected to the people he’s worked with and interviewed, including Tommy Trinder, Paul Robeson, Johnny Ray, Eartha Kitt, Maurice Chevalier, Arthur Tracy and Arthur Askey.

Tom was on the very first edition of Nationwide and also presented many other shows including Songs of Praise, Come Dancing and Top Gear when it was a very different show to the one now hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. He’s best known locally as the anchorman on BBC Midlands Today, a show he hosted from 1964 until 1980, clocking up over 4,000 appearances.

WCR broadcasts on 101.8 FM and can be also heard online at www.wcrfm.com.

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