Saturday, March 25, 2006
My Interview on US Shock Jock Radio
Yesterday I did a few media puffs for my Thatcher book here in Washington. One was with a Conservative Talk Radio Station in St Louis, Missouri. The show is called NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and is hosted by a young 'shock jock' called Crane Durham (pic left). Apart from talking about Thatcher and Reagan we discussed the war on terror and Britain's attitude to a military strike against Iran and North Korea. As you can imagine he took a rather more 'gung ho' attitude to that than I did. It was certainly a different kind of conversation to any radio interview I've ever taken part in in the UK but it was hugely enjoyable. Anyway, I stayed on the show for nearly an hour in the end and I'm now going to do a regular monthly slot for them to give a UK perspective on Conservative issues. I'd absolutely love to host a show similar to Craig's but due to our radio licensing system I doubt it would ever be possible on mainstream radio. So for the moment podcasting will have to suffice!