Presenter hits the road during breakfast
Stafford FM’s Stu Haycock took himself and the station’s camper van out on the roads during his show to get closer listeners.
The presenter and station manager wanted to feel the frustrations of the daily commute by listeners whilst Staffordshire’s county town undergoes a multi-million pound re-development.
After receiving dozens of calls from frustrated drivers, Stu drove to the heart of the delays broadcasting live from various affected routes throughout Stafford. And the Stafford FM camper van came along for the ride, dishing out free tea, coffee and bacon butties to drivers.
Stu commented: “I haven’t had to endure the morning commute for a while, and when I did, we weren’t hit with all the road disruption that is dogging our town at the moment. So, I thought that there’s no better way than to get a feel for what’s really happening, by getting out amongst it!”
The show aired on Friday morning (31st July) between 6 and 10am, and the team accompanying Stu pulled the Stafford FM street car up at no fewer than six different locations.
Stu added: “We had hundreds of cars beeping, people waving and listeners pulling up telling us about their morning misery. However, I think we managed to make things a little more pleasurable by handing them a free brew!”
“It’s also really heart warming that so many choose the Breakfast Show to get them moving first thing in the morning!”