Steelkings on the Radio!
[Post written by #41 Jake Oakley]
Who knew one tweet, sent in the middle of the night while watching the NHL could bring so much to the Steelkings.
However, today GB and Steelkings goalie Bryan Hackworth and myself helped move the club forward by making a morning appearance on BBC Radio Sheffield.
This came off the back of our training session being recorded on Friday by Look North. They liked what we are doing as a club and passed on our details.
Of course we said yes. So after a phone call with Andrew from the station yesterday, where we told him what we were all about, our hopes and aspirations for the future, we were asked to appear on the show live the following morning.
Agreeing to meet Bryan at the station we met up there just after 8.00am where we met a man called Bruce. He informed us that we would be on just after half past eight, so we should sit back and get settled. Not one minute had past before Bruce came rushing back in to tell us we were going straight on. The guest that should have been on before us was stuck in traffic so it was up to us to fill the gap.
A quick drink of water and we went in.
Bob from the ‘Bob at Breakfast show’ (who is sitting in for Toby Foster) greeted us as he leaned over four microphones to shake our hands. Bryan got the swanky microphone that was nicely branded with the Radio Sheffield design, and I sat next to him. I had a green microphone to talk into opposite Bob.
Before we knew it the red ‘live’ light was switched on and we were thrown into action. We were asked about the club, the sport generally, who can play and the Great Britain squad.
We both felt a little nervous at the start but were really getting into it by the end. Before we knew it though it was all over and the red light was switched back off. We said our goodbyes and we asked to keep in touch (which we will be doing).
Bryan and I then parted ways ourselves, but not before we both switched our phones back on to a flurry of text messages about our appearance.
Clearly the message is getting out there, slowly but surely, that we are here and we mean business.
If you want to hear the rambling of two mad men, click on the link below and move the slider to 1h20m.