The Non-League Football Show
|The Non-League Football Show|
|Hosted by||Caroline Barker|
|Provider||audioBoom, Jibba Jabba|
The Non-League Football Show was originally broadcast on BBC London 94.9.  It was moved to Radio 5 in August 2012, broadcasting at 05:30am.  An extended edition was also available as a podcast and the show has peaked at number 29 in the UK iTunes chart. In August 2016, the BBC decided not to commission any more of the shows however it continues as an independent podcast.
The show has strong connections to non-league football,  with Barker having previously been a director at Chelmsford City. Many of the guests and regular contributors work or have worked in non-league football. Frequent contributors since the shows launch include Dave Watters, a football journalist who works in public-relations for the Northern Premier League and Southern Premier League, and Dave Anderson, who has managed several non-league clubs.  'Swampy' of FC United of Manchester radio appeared on the show during its time on Radio 5.  Contributors from the programme's Radio London days include Alan Alger during his time working for the Blue Square Conference and Willie Wordsworth, former player and manager.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Team". Non-League Footballers Association. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "BBC Non League Football Show to Broadcast on Radio 5 live". Gateshead FC. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "New National Spot for Non-League Football Show!". Chelmsford City FC. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "'Non League Football Show' British iTunes Chart Performance". iTunes. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "Radio 5 Live axes Non League Football Show – but it will continue as podcast". Guardian (UK). 15 August 2016.
- Barker, Caroline. "Welcoming the Non League Show to its new 5 live home". Radio 5 Live. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- Watters, Dave. "NPL Show pundits return for the last word!". Evo-Stick. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "Willie Wordsworth". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "The Non League Show - Meet the Team". BBC London. Retrieved 2 June 2015.