How I launched the story of the Skipping Sikh

When 74-year-old Rajinder Singh released a video of himself skipping during lockdown, his daughter Minreet Kaur, a newly-qualified journalist, knew he had a story that people needed to hear. She dubbed him Skipping Sikh and battled to get his story out there. Despite an initial rejection, her perseverance saw Rajinder’s inspirational tale take on a life of its own. He went on to raise thousands of pounds for the NHS and inspired many to dust off their skipping ropes and get fit during those first weeks of the pandemic. Rajinder is now planning to mark his 75th birthday by taking …

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Radio is not a job – it’s a way of life: Dicky Dodd shares his career highlights in podcast

Wolverhampton radio presenter Dicky Dodd has shared the highlights of his career in a new podcast for Nurture Media. Dicky discusses everything from finding himself struck dumb on stage at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre to being made redundant last year and embarking on a new career as a part-time bus driver.  He also talks about how lucky he feels to be able to give back to the community. “I am really proud of what I have done over the years and how I can use my role to help raise awareness and help charities. I can entertain people but I can …

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Dicky Dodd: Radio isn’t a job – it’s a way of life

In this episode of The Media & Me, radio presenter and event host Dicky Dodd talks about his journey to becoming a household name in the Black Country. He talks about the high points, such as meeting Lionel Richie and appearing in panto – where he was unusually struck dumb by an attack of nerves – and the lows, like being made redundant in 2020. Find out how he bounced back with a new home on the airwaves and why you might see him at the wheel of a West Midlands bus. Listen to the podcast here. It can also be …

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Anyone can do it! Our podcast journey

‘I’d like you do a podcast,’ she said. ‘No problem,’ I said, as my head filled with a million questions and a voice inside said ‘no way, you can’t do that.’  But another voice inside me, the one that likes a challenge – and the one I like to listen to – said ‘why not?’  So I Googled ‘how to do a podcast’ and found myself presented with a sea of information and advice. Through it all, the running theme appeared to be ‘anyone can do it’.  And with that firmly in mind, my podcast journey began.  I should point out that I …

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Anne Alexander: How I covered the pandemic in the face of a government boycott

Anne Alexander is senior political producer at Good Morning Britain. In this podcast, she reveals how she overcame the challenge of covering the Covid-19 crisis when government ministers boycotted her programme, and recalls the highlights of her career in journalism so far, from landing a job on her local paper to flying with Theresa May to meet Donald Trump. Download this episode. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify