Simon Mundie is Radio One’s sports reporter and I met him a few years back when I was the Regional Editor for Captial FM in the East Midlands. So when I heard he’d got the gig of covering the Euro’s I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of giving him a call to find out the inside story.
And so last week I rang him up in his hotel room in Kiev where he was struggling with a dodgy air conditioning unit and sipping a nice chilled beer to try and stay cool – apparently the heat is as bad as they say.
Simon is out there for Radio One covering the event mainly from a fans point of view. He gets to report on the match but then he hits the streets and talks to the crowds.
Once the Euros have finished he’s racing back to the UK to cover his real passion Wimbledon and then the Olympics. “I have the best job in the world right now,” he tells me. “I couldn’t have picked a better year to be covering sport for Radio One.”
Here he explains how excited he gets having a beer after the match, WARNING, a few men might be jealous of him at this point.
I’ll be catching up with Simon again when he covers Wimbledon.