Friday, 6 January 2012

R.I. and P Please Bob

Bob Holness it was a pleasure to work with you.  I worked with Bob on 'AM' the LBC Breakfast Show which made the management at the BBC sit up and listen and discover that commercial radio could offer a credible alternative to Radio 4 in the morning.  I think it was both Bob and Douglas Cameron's meticulous way they worked - that gave me an insight on how a show should be presented.

One of the things that amused me with Bob is he would polish the studio - every morning about 30 mins before the show he would come in with a duster and Pledge the studio - lay out his scripts, set up his own personal yellow Sennheiser headphones and then Douglas would arrive and also set all his scripts up. Together they created a comfortable and creative space with which to do their show.

A true professional that was brave enough to return to LBC to celebrate 30 years of the radio station, despite the fact he had suffered a stroke he and Doug presented the Breakfast Show on LBC News that day in 2003 with style and panache,  Bob Holness 12th November 1928 - 6th January 2012 RIP

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