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You can access a range of articles and features based around talkSPORT and its coverage of major events such as Euro 2004 and the 2002 World Cup, plus interviews with presenters; past and present, and tributes to people instrumental to the station's success. Scroll down for access to each article.























talkSPORT Presenter Interviews
Previous Interview: James Max

Interviews with talkSPORT presenters, both past and present, including: Hawksbee and Jacobs, Gabriele Marcotti, Tommy Boyd, Ian Collins, Adrian Durham, Graham Beecroft and Richard Kaufman.
talkSPORT's Coverage of the 2002 World Cup
Added: September 2002

A review of talkSPORT's unofficial coverage of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea with commentary from Jim Proudfoot and Alvin Martin at talkSPORT's studios in Central London.
Born in the USA
Added: February 2004

With the populist talk radio format being created in the US, we take a look at the differences between how it is presented in the United States to the United Kingdom and why is does not seem to be as popular here as it does in the US.
The Nine Types of talkSPORT Listener
Added: February 2004

Which one are you? The Anorak? The Bizarro Psycho? The Stalker? And which is the "real" listener? Step this way for the full lowdown of talkSPORT's array of listener types and groupings.
Re-Introducing: Richard Kaufman
Added: April 2008

Since leaving talkSPORT, Richard Kaufman has been busy in the commentary box at various football and golf events. Find out where in this all-new interview with Jason Bourne.
Making History: The Premier League on talkSPORT
Added: May 2008

Jason Bourne reviews and takes a look back at talkSPORT’s first ever season
of live national Premier League coverage with the station's lead-commentator
Nigel Pearson.
Splat, Splat, Spliff: talkSPORT at the Test Review
Added: May 2004

A review of talkSPORT's exclusive coverage of England's Tour of the West Indies with a commentary team of Chris Cowdrey, Tony Greig, Mark Nicholas, Jack Bannister and Andrew McKenna and how it compares to Test Match Special.
talkSPORT at Euro 2004: The Review
Added: July 2004

An in-depth review of talkSPORT's live and official coverage of Euro 2004 in Portugal, a tournament in which Greece beat the hosts 1-0 in the Final in Lisbon with commentary from Jim Proudfoot and Alvin Martin.
talkSPORT at the Test Review: South Africa v England
Added: February 2005

A review of talkSPORT's exclusive coverage of England's Tour of South Africa with Chris Cowdrey, Jack Bannister, Mike Atherton, Robin Jackman, Neil Manthorpe and Andrew McKenna.
British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand on talkSPORT
Added: July 2005

A review of the 2005 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand on talkSPORT with Rhodri Williams, Andrew McKenna, Mike Bovill, John Taylor and pundits Gavin Hatings, Dick Best, Ben Clarke and Jeff Probyn.
The Passing of Jim Brown: Tribute from Adrian Durham
Added: January 2006

Adrian Durham
pays tribute to the passing of his friend, colleague and the man who devised talkSPORT's popular and superb Saturday afternoon Football First programme, Jim Brown.
The Hawksbee & Jacobs Glossary
Added: February 2006

As the years have gone by there have been a number of words and phrases that you could only associate with the UK's premier comedy sports duo that is Hawksbee & Jacobs on talkSPORT. Check out what they mean right here!
The Rise & Rise of Nigel Pearson
Added: March 2006

talkSPORT's
Nigel Pearson has described his rise to one of the station’s commentators as “a dream come true” as he looks forward to the World Cup in Germany and the Champions League Final in Paris.
Tribute to Mike Dickin: 1943-2006
Added: December 2006

Mike Dickin
, former talkSPORT, Capital, LBC and BBC Radio 4 presenter, died on 17th September 2006 in a road traffic accident near his home in Bodmin. This is a tribute to the phone-in presenter dubbed as "Britiain's angriest man."
Interview with talkSPORT's James Masterton
Added: March 2007

James Masterton
is a live sports and outside broadcasts producer for talkSPORT and was part of the team behind the station’s coverage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
2007-2008 Season: talkSPORT & BBC Radio Five Live
Added: July 2007

The new season can be described as talkSPORT’s biggest as they aim to provide strong competition to BBC Radio Five Live, plus comment from lead-commentator Nigel Pearson.
Departing Gabriele Marcotti Says Farewell
Added: August 2007

Gabriele Marcotti has told this website that he has left talkSPORT on good terms and wants to thank its staff and listeners for the last six-and-a-half years. Read his farewell to the talkSPORT listeners right here.
Re-Introducing: Ian Royce
Added: June 2008

Ian Royce
speaks to Jason Bourne about his departure from talkSPORT, how he hit rock bottom, and how he pulled himself around to be working across the world with some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Re-Introducing: Howard Hughes
Added: July 2008

Having built up a cult following from The Unexplained, Howard Hughes moved his show into podcast form and is now going from strength to strength with much interest from listeners both in the UK and abroad. He speaks to Jason Bourne.
talkSPORT Magazine: The Review
Added: July 2008

The first edition of the
talkSPORT Magazine was released to the public on July 3rd. Jason Bourne checks out of the all-new digital publication, which is free of charge each week from the talkSPORT website at www.talksport.net.
The talkSPORT Tracker: The Ex-Files
Added: January 2009

Whoever it is, we aim to track down every single one of the former talkSPORT presenters and find out what they’re up to right now. The first edition of the talkSPORT Tracker involves Chris Ashley, Steve Bower and Tony Greig.
The talkSPORT Tracker: The Ex-Files
Added: January 2009

Whoever it is, we aim to track down every single one of the former talkSPORT presenters and find out what they’re up to right now. The second edition of the talkSPORT Tracker involves Rob McCaffrey and Jeremy Nicholas.
The talkSPORT Drinking Game
Added: January 2009

Sometimes, it feels like talkSPORT can drive us mad and forces us to the bottle. But fear not! This handy guide means you can have plenty of fun along the way and wile away your frustrations with the talkSPORT Drinking Game - over 18s only!
The talkSPORT Tracker: The Ex-Files
Added: February 2009

Whoever it is, we aim to track down every single one of the former talkSPORT presenters and find out what they’re up to right now. The third edition of the talkSPORT Tracker involves Scott Chisholm, Mike Mendoza and Charlie Wolf.
The talkSPORT Tracker: The Ex-Files
Added: Coming Soon

Whoever it is, we aim to track down every single one of the former talkSPORT presenters and find out what they’re up to right now. The fourth edition of the talkSPORT Tracker involves...