Date: Mon 31 Mar 2014

Newtown AFC look to promote Robins audioBoo talkshow

AS A SUPPORTER of the Robins have you ever wanted to air your views about the league or Newtown so everyone can hear?

Jonny Drury, the clubs Media Officer, who runs the media section of the Robins is looking to introduce a radio talk show to the clubs AudioBoo site.

The Robins joined AudioBoo back at the start of the season, which is a highly successful radio type website that gives supporters of clubs a chance to keep in touch with their team.

Top Premier League clubs in England use it along with other media outlets, and the Robins have hopped on board to keep their supporters in the loop.

So far this season it has been used for team news prior to games, match updates and interviews, however reporter Drury wants to bring a new spin by offering the fans their chance to get involved.

He said: "What I am looking to do is introduce a radio style talk show to the club running every two or three weeks to give local football officials and supporters a chance to have their say.

"It will be sort of like a Radio Five Live programme, or a TalkSport programme, so it will be informal, but I want to discuss hot topics with three or four people each programme."

What I am looking to do is introduce a radio style talk show to the club running every two or three weeks to give local football officials and supporters a chance to have their say. It will be sort of like a Radio Five Live programme, or a TalkSport programme, so it will be informal, but I want to discuss hot topics with three or four people each programme.


Drury has confirmed that the show will be up to 45 minutes long with a series of subjects being talked about and debated.

He admitted he has had the idea in the pipeline since the summer, but it has come to the forefront of his plans since listening to a recent podcast.

He said: "I was directed towards football weekly which is run by the Guardian, which is a witty and funny spin on the game.

"However they have some great pundits and journalists on their, and it keeps fans in the loop with their views.

"And that is something I want to bring to Newtown on a smaller scale, with myself and a few supporters of the club."

Club reporter Drury wants to get the fans involved

The topics that will be discussed on the shows will be current ones based on the Robins and issues surrounding the club.

But Drury has said it won't always be him asking the questions, as there will be a chance for other budding journalists to take to the hotseat and host the show.

He said: "I sort of do something similar for the site now which lasts around 10 minutes, but it's not very interesting just hearing one voice all the time.

"And if we do get this up and running then it won't just be my behind the microphone, it can be other budding reporters who have an interest and can head the programme.

"We need to drum up interest but I am confident that will happen because people can see the debates going on in the clubhouse after the games, so now they have a chance to do this for everyone to hear."

Drury is appealing for people to come forward to sit on a panel of three of four people every week.

The reporter stated that if it doesn't take off he will draft up some other ideas.

If you are interested in taking part in the programme then you can contact him on 07712 717 967 or e-mail at jondrury77@hotmail.com