John Shaw

It was fitting that on last night’s East Midlands Today programme on BBC TV, they scheduled a tribute to sports reporter John Shaw who died on Monday after a sudden illness.

One of the unsung characters of local sports coverage, John worked in radio for most of his career, and although covering cricket for much of his later life, was a passionate supporter of Lincoln City FC.

He was of great assistance to myself in my punk music days, helping me gain access to the local airwaves when promoting some local band or other, and although only in contact occasionally, remained a friend for 35 years.

Farewell John.

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