In a special podcast for World Radio Day 2018 called Fan’s Eye Radio, Kevin Rye takes a look at the exponential growth in fan-driven radio and podcasting at a more grassroots level in football.
Some stations are run by volunteers; some have emerged into full-time operations, but either way, they can guarantee a more diverse range of voices are heard when it comes to our football clubs. They can offer a matchday online operation, as well as connecting a wider group with content for fans from across the world. Some have become so polished, they can even provide content for mainstream broadcasters.
Kevin interviews Mikey T of Radio WDON (at supporter-run Wimbledon) and Ben Hughes of FCUM Radio (of supporter-run FC United of Manchester) for an insight into the growth of such grassroots stations.