Straight down the line
On Marty in the Morning ( Lyric FM) Marty Whelan enjoys some banter with his traffic correspondent, “the great Elaine O’Sullivan”. On Monday she reports on delays to trains due to mechanical issues. “When you say mechanical issues, does that mean it’s broken?” Whelan asks, chuckling. When O’Sullivan fudges – “I’ll leave that to the engineers” – the host delightedly suggests that a career in politics beckons. “It’s broken,” Whelan concludes, “let’s call a spade a spade.” For a presenter much given to his stream-of-consciousness style, it’s unusually straight talking.