About This Show
A narrative show about football and the human connection behind the beautiful game. Featuring interesting and insightful short stories, from personal narratives to club histories and everything in between. By Association is an award-winning podcast, hosted and produced by James Parkinson. Episodes released monthly.
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23: The Art of Football Commentary
On January 22 1927, BBC Radio broadcast a football match for the very first time. It was thought that radio coverage would affect match attendance and newspaper sales, but by 1931 the BBC were broadcasting over one hundred games a season. Six years later, they aired the first match on live television. As football has grown, so too has the way we consume the sport. TV coverage now dominates, but radio still plays a crucial role. And at the core of these experiences is the human voice - the football commentator. ** Vote for By Association! Best Sports Podcast in the 2017 Discover Pods Awards ** Links: byassociation.audio By Association on Twitter By Association on Instagram James Parkinson on Twitter Just a Gob on a Stick by Simon Hill Support By Association on Patreon Patreon is the simplest way for you to support the ongoing production of the show by pledging a small amount of money each month. You'll even receive some nice rewards in return! patreon.com/byassociation The Programme Get the official By Association newsletter and stay up to date with the show. Sign up. Music: Podington Bear (Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License)