Give Us A Chance

Your Radio DJ Mike McLean has invited Morton fans to give the radio station another try.

McLean (pictured) hosts the station's What's The Score? show every Saturday. From 11am to 12pm, he previews all the local sides' fixtures for the day, and this often includes interviews with Morton manager James Grady and Dumbarton's Jim Chapman. However, senior football is only the tip of the iceberg as they also cover five local junior clubs (Greenock Juniors, Port Glasgow Juniors, Yoker Athletic, Vale Of Leven and Clydebank) and the amateur game on both sides of the water. Although Mike is primarily focused on football, he also makes time to discuss any other relevant sporting stories in the local area.

Back in 2007, Your Radio DJ Gavin Wallace took over the job of tannoy announcer for the second division title celebrations - but his over enthusiastic brand of announcing did not go down well with the majority of Ton fans. Mike is aware of this and realises some fans have not forgiven the station. "What people have to realise is that Morton actually asked us to get involved that day, not the other way about," he told greenockmortonfc.blogspot.com. "And while I now know Gavin Wallace didn't go down well, I was too busy relaying the scenes to fans on the radio to notice it at the time. There's some people who will not change their mind about us, but I'd like to think most Morton fans would hear about what we are doing and listen in."

The Stranraer fan - who has more than 40 years radio experience, including a three year spell with Radio Clyde - insists that he is passionate about football and will continue to ensure that the local teams are given as much coverage as possible. "We are focused on local sport and I've actually fought tooth and nail to make sure that the station continues to cover teams like Morton and Dumbarton, rather than go down the more commercially minded Old Firm route.

"I'd invite Morton fans to listen in and give us a try before making their mind up based on something that happened three years ago."

Mike also added that he'd welcome any contributions or questions from fans during the show. You can contact him by emailing studio@yourradiofm.com.

www.yourradiofm.com - 103 & 106.9 fm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like their coverage on a saturday morning. Those same people who complain about the abundance of old firm on the other radio stations are probably the same people complaining about your radio. Just no pleasing some people...