Regular listeners will know that each week I try to interview someone who is local and in the public eye and this week it is my pleasure to welcome a man who was born in the Vert Hospital in Haddington and brought up in Northfield, Tranent. A former Ross High pupil, he played football for Haddington Star and Tynecastle Boys Club, and whilst on the books at Celtic (under the watchful eye of Jock Stein), he appeared on loan in a Tranent Juniors Shirt. However he was spotted by Scottish soccer legend Willie Ormond and was persuaded to sign for Hearts. Unfortunately his career came to an abrupt end when injury forced him out of the game.
Since then he has worked as a lorry driver, a clerk in an office and with Lloyds Bank. In 1990 he qualified as a football referee and joined Tranent & Elphinstone Community Council, which he chaired for eight years.
However in more recent times he has been appointed as a director of Musselburgh Racecourse and in 2007 was elected as an East Lothian Councillor for the Fa’side Ward.
His passion is horse racing and as well as running a couple of tipster websites, he regularly becomes involved in raising money for charity through the horse racing fraternity.
He is, of course, Kenny McLeod and Kenny will be joining me in the studio a little after the News Bulletin at noon.
There are the usual regulars including at about 10.30 a look back at ‘This Day in History’ to see what happened here in the UK on 18th. June in times past – helped along as usual by Howard and his terrific website – Beautiful Britain.
‘Classical Corner’ this week features Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4 in A Major – Op. 90 ‘Italian’ – First Movement – a very long name for a very lovely piece.
So if you’re a classical music dummy like me, listen in at about 11.30 and I’ll tell you a bit about it before we give it a spin.
Then of course there’s this week’s competition. The ‘What’s The TV Show That Grannie Used To Watch Competition’: Just identify a mystery theme tune introduction and let me know what old TV show it fronted. Three lucky listeners will each win a Radio Saltire Car Sticker. Just email or text me during the show with your answer. All correct entries will be entered into the hat and the winners drawn out and announced at around 12.45 pm.
This week’s featured artist is the irrepressible Robbie Williams and I’ll be playing half a dozen or so of his tracks that I’m sure you will be familiar with throughout the show.
So try and join me on Wednesday morning from 10.00 am. There’s a lot to squeeze in – including a perfect mix (although I say it myself) of golden oldies, some newer stuff and a few tracks from the current charts. So something for everyone methinks….
‘AM into the PM’
Andy Morris into the afternoon