The Non-League Football Show

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The Non-League Football Show
Hosted byCaroline Barker
ProvideraudioBoom, Jibba Jabba

The Non-League Football Show is a weekly podcast. The show covers news and features from non-league football, that is, club football played in England at levels below The Football League.

The presenter since its launch in 2006 has been Caroline Barker, [1] who is accompanied each week by between two and four studio contributors, often from a mixture of regulars and special guests.

The Non-League Football Show was originally broadcast on BBC London 94.9. [2] It was moved to Radio 5 in August 2012, broadcasting at 05:30am. [3] An extended edition was also available as a podcast and the show has peaked at number 29 in the UK iTunes chart. [4]In August 2016, the BBC decided not to commission any more of the shows however it continues as an independent podcast.[5]

The show has strong connections to non-league football, [2] 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. [6] 'Swampy' of FC United of Manchester radio appeared on the show during its time on Radio 5. [7] 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.[8][9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Team". Non-League Footballers Association. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BBC Non League Football Show to Broadcast on Radio 5 live". Gateshead FC. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  3. "New National Spot for Non-League Football Show!". Chelmsford City FC. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  4. "'Non League Football Show' British iTunes Chart Performance". iTunes. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  5. "Radio 5 Live axes Non League Football Show – but it will continue as podcast". Guardian (UK). 15 August 2016. 
  6. Barker, Caroline. "Welcoming the Non League Show to its new 5 live home". Radio 5 Live. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  7. Watters, Dave. "NPL Show pundits return for the last word!". Evo-Stick. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  8. "Willie Wordsworth". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  9. "The Non League Show - Meet the Team". BBC London. Retrieved 2 June 2015.