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  Keith Macklin was one of the most respected and experienced broadcasters in the country. He began his career at the Warrington Guardian and then The Barrow Evening Mail. He began broadcasting as a rugby league commentator in 1962, and became Yorkshire television's soccer commentator from 1969 to 1976 covering The World Cup and Olympics. Whilst Keith was perhaps best known as a rugby and football broadcaster he had presented BBC TV's Look North and has anchored Border televisions new's magazine programme for many years. He was the first programme controller of Red Rose Radio in 1982, he had maintained the connection ever since and currently does sports interview and new's reading for Rock FM and Magic 999. Keith lived in Blackburn and whilst he covered Blackburn Rovers and other Lancashire football clubs he had great knowledge of other sports. He was a regular reporter on ITV's "The Goal Rush" programme on a Saturday.
     
  Barbara Swift, under the name Barbara Jacobs is best known as an agony aunt with current show on 106 Century FM ,four nights a week and Radio 5 Late Night Currie, Saturdays, every 6 weeks, but also as feature writer (currently Woman's Realm and Good Health) astrologer  and novelist (teens). Stopped writing fiction in 1990.
     
  Ian McIntyre, broadcaster, was Controller of BBC Radio 4 from 1976-8 and BBC Radio 3 from 1978-87. He is a former associate editor of The Times. He is the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Robert Burns (‘the biography’, Ian Hamilton, The Times) as well as lives of Joshua Reynolds, Garrick and the BBC’s first Director-General, John Reith. He still broadcasts and is a regular contributor to The Times.
     
  William Rogers, joined the BBC straight from university - and worked on CEEFAX, Newsbeat, Today, BBC World Service and Radio Five Live, where he was launch editor of the Breakfast programme. Recently he has been helping with the redevelopment of Broadcasting House in London, from an editorial and output perspective.

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