Throw Back Thursday: Looking Back 4 Years To Producing Pat Sharp
Looking back, I can't believe that this week marks 4 years since I produced both Pat Sharp and Maxine Knight on JACK fm as an on-air producer. We were at the time, covering for Bam Bam on Breakfast who I seem to remember was on a well need holiday.
Pat Sharp was one of the loveliest guys I've ever had the pleasure to work with. He's a very quick witted, funny man who has a genuine sense of care about him. There's no showbiz facade that you might expect some other presenters in the radio world to have. He's as he sounded on air, a lovely bloke who you'd want to befriend!
My role in the shows production saw me handle the calls, the scripts and produce other information that was readily available for Pat each morning. I worked tirelessly to ensure he was prepared from the moment he entered the studio each morning, with three copies of scripts and information ready for broadcast.
My job role also saw me produce the on-air competitions, including Captain Jack's Treasure Map where callers would have to match grid coordinates to find buried prizes. I was also responsible for creating the daily promotions that would be broadcast on the station throughout the rest of the day, promoting the next morning's show.
Myself and Maxine also worked hard to produce a video which sadly, no longer exists. We recreated the fun house go-karting scene but with a race to the finish line which was Pat waiting in the studio. We managed to barrow a go-kart from Toys R Us for the day for the races to be filmed.
I can't thank Steve Simms, the station director at the time enough for giving me the invaluable opportunity of working and producing Pat Sharp. It was so much fun and such a privilege, one I'll never forget!