Jezza’s beach­front rally gets our town talking

Midweek Visiter - - Breakfast Banter -

IWAS de­lighted to wel­come both the leader of the Labour Party and

Vis­iter re­porter Kate Lally into my South­port stu­dios, all in one af­ter­noon!

Kate joined me for an ex­clu­sive ra­dio/news­pa­per in­ter­view with Jeremy Cor­byn on his re­cent visit to South­port.

To say that the phone lines lit up fol­low­ing Mr Cor­byn’s beach­front rally is an un­der­state­ment.

Good, bad, or in­dif­fer­ent, Jezza’s visit has prompted much de­bate.

Yes, I can re­fer to him as Jezza, fol­low­ing an on-air of­fi­cial seal of ap­proval.

Mr Cor­byn also joked with me about the lack of tide in South­port.

Pol­i­tics and pledges aside, I found his mu­si­cal tastes a lit­tle more sus­pect – Joan Baez!

Thanks to ev­ery­one who con­tacted the pro­gramme and has since watched the video. It’s up at sand­grounder­ra­dio.co.uk. I’m al­ways pleased to in­vite Ains­dale author Spencer Leigh onto my pro­gramme.

Spencer joined me to talk all things Mersey­beat dur­ing In­ter­na­tional Bea­tle Week.

If you popped into Liver­pool over the August Bank Hol­i­day, maybe you vis­ited the new Mathew Street Fes­ti­val.

Sadly the orig­i­nal was pulled sev­eral years ago.

There are so many links be­tween the Bea­tles and South­port, as Spencer and I dis­cussed.

The Bea­tles played many venues in the re­sort, in­clud­ing the Kingsway, lat­terly owned by the man who also held the keys to The Cav­ern, Roy Adams.

Fi­nally, it was great to in­ter­view Nik Ker­shaw ahead of his South­port gig next month.

The eight­ies chart-topper will take part in what prom­ises to be a fan­tas­tic cel­e­bra­tion of the 1980s at The Atkin­son.

Do join me week­days morn­ings, 7-11am, live from South­port and across the North West on DAB Dig­i­tal Ra­dio, via our free mo­bile app and on line too.

Fol­low me @pre­sen­terneil

From left, rock and roll mae­stro Spencer Leigh; Neil New­ton, South­port Labour politi­cian Liz Sav­age, Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn and Kate Lally

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