With the general election upon us, Matthew will be hosting an election night special on local radio in Bristol.
He’ll anchor a discussion and results show through the night from 10pm until breakfast, featuring interviews, reactions, live links with reporters at the counting centres across the city and examing the national picture as results come in from around the UK.
Matthew is well known for thriving on live performance situations and broadcast. Speaking earlier today, he said: “This is going to be an exciting night. It’s one of the most unpredictable elections in living memory and this, in turn, adds an extra layer of excitement to a live broadcast.”
BCfm Station Manager, Patrick Hart, approached Matthew with the broadcast proposal in early March.
Although most people know Matthew for his event and pyrotechnics work, he is no stranger to marathon live broadcasts. He has presented live web-streamed coverage of the National Twelve Bell Final for the past two years to a global audience.
The election night broadcast starts at 22:00 on 7th May. It will be available across Bristol on 93.2FM, online via www.bcfmradio.com and simulcast with www.piratenationradio.com.
Matthew has joined the award-winning One Love Breakfast team on Bristol’s BCfm 93.2 and Ujima 98. He can be heard reading the half-hourly radio news and travel bulletins on one or two mornings each week.
He is already a familiar voice on BCfm with the weekly ShoutOut LGBT programme. Matthew says that he is delighted to be part of the breakfast team. “I’ve wanted to do contribute more to my home city media output for some time and given that I enjoy using my voice, this is a great opportunity.”
“The transition to radio has really made me focus on my intonation and pacing. Radio is extremely evocative; the power of the human mind to create images from spoken word outweighs what you can achieve in vision or on stage.”
One Love Breakfast airs 07:00-10:00 Monday to Thursday on BCfm 93.2FM and Ujima 98FM across Bristol and is also available online.