“Never mind Desert Island Discs what about Burntisland Discs” it was on the basis of that one comment that I got involved in one of my favourite off shoot projects from my time volunteering with Raith Rovers.
The comment came on the back of a discussion with VRN volunteer John Murray as he told me of a feature he ran some years earlier. A blether between the 5 main participants on a Raith Rovers radio show we had run for a couple of years through Victoria Radio Network and we had a commitment o take the idea on again.
That show “The treatment table” took a mix of Rovers audio interviews and magazine style pieces mixed with our collective take on what was happening at Raith Rovers and at times the wider footballing landscape.
I have attached a couple of shows at the bottom of the page to give a sense of how; myself, Tom, Phil, John and Neil pulled together a weekly slot about an hour long.
We had prior to the show never been in a radio studio and while it did at times show, we were proud of what we put out.
We even hit the dizzy heights of gaining an award through Creative Fife.
The offshoot was a take on the notion that the club had a set of volunteers, ex players, managers and employees who had a story to tell. Through the format of taking on board their musical choices we tried to link in their love of the club and where possible capture what the Rovers meant to them.
The guests who kindly took up the invite to meet were;
David Sommerville (Chairman)
John McGlynn (Manager at the time)
Ally Gourley (Former players Chairman)
Alex Condie (Fans board member)
Gregory Tade (Player)
A dig through the hard drive in the loft sourced a few of these, if you take the time to listen I hope you enjoy them.
The Treatment Table