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PCSOs have recorded their very own podcast

Post by falkor » Sat May 24, 2008 7:16 pm

May 22 2008 By Catherine Lillington

POLICE support officers Rob Wragg and Karen Sutton are putting the beat into being beat bobbies. The PCSOs have recorded their very own podcast, or plodcast, from their station in Longbridge.

Jingles feature the theme tunes of 70s cop shows The Sweeney and Z Cars.

And the playlist includes Judas Priest’s Breaking the Law and I Fought the Law by The Clash.

The cyber jocks said they have had a good reaction from listeners after the first show went out on community podcast radio.

"I took to it quite naturally," said 46-year-old Rob, from Stourbridge.

"It’s probably because I’d done public speaking in the past after spending four years as a councillor in Hampshire. But I’d never even considered becoming a DJ before.

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"We play a lot of music and one of my favourites is Judas Priest’s Breaking the Law."

Karen, aged 47, from Stirchley, said if she could invite anyone on to the show it would be literary great Oscar Wilde.

She added: "The reaction from people has been really good. It’s surprising how many people have listened to it. People don’t expect police to do something like this."

Rob became a PCSO after serving as a police officer so he could spend more time on the beat.

He said: "I enjoy my job very much. People absolutely love to see us on the street. They stop and talk to us and have so much respect for us.

"Any way we can communicate with the public, whether it’s on the radio or walking down the street, is to be welcomed."

As well as playing music, the pair also give out advice on crime prevention and information about community groups and upcoming events.

* To listen in on the broadcasts go online to http://www.communitypodcastradio.co.uk
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Re: PCSOs have recorded their very own podcast

Post by EFCCHRIS » Sun May 25, 2008 11:20 am

Z Cars theme is also the signature tune of Everton Football Club for those who didn't know! :)

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Re: PCSOs have recorded their very own podcast

Post by cartmansmom » Sun May 25, 2008 2:05 pm

Nice post,

Quite a good idea, enjoyed listening to it :D

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