Hi there. I’ve never done this before as I’ve never been able to talk about the reach of The Richie Allen Show without sounding like I am bragging. Those of you who have been with me from day one know that I never brag.
I thought it might warm your heart to know that your show and it is your show, is not just competing with the UK’s national radio stations. The Richie Allen Show is beating them.
I am unimportant. The stars of The Richie Allen Show are the guests, the information and you. Sound corny? It’s true. Your calls to the programme have been the highlight of the past seven years. I’ve gleaned so much from you. Thanks
There’s no false modesty. I really mean that. I don’t produce, edit and present my show for personal gain. I certainly don’t do it for the attention. I’m a bit of a recluse, which is one of the reasons I’ve never attended rallies, meetings or conferences.
My routine is simple. I wake at 5.30am. I walk the dog. I get togged out and go for a 5-6k run. I shower and start work. I finish work at 9pm. That leaves an hour for me and my better half. It’s tough but it’s worth it.
The Richie Allen Show, produced, edited and introduced by yours truly, from a home built studio, with none of the backing or publicity afforded to the presenters who work in national radio, is holding its own with the MSM.
Your support keeps it going. I thought you’d want to know that it’s been more than worthwhile. Look at the screen grabs below. These were taken this morning.
Iain Dale of LBC, recently referred to me as “barking.” Mike Graham of Talk Radio, tweeted that I was a nobody, with nowhere near his reach. Imagine being beaten by a bloke who has zero industry backing and no staff? I’d hang it up if it was me, but hey-ho.
The screen grabs represent the chart positions of UK podcasters. Not bad for a Big Baldy Gammon eh?
It’s important to remember that these are podcast stats. My show is a live radio show that is later podcasted. The listen live figures as you well know are even more impressive.
Thanks for listening. Thanks for downloading. Most of all, thanks for supporting it. I’ll speak to you later at 5pm on the live show.