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Geoff Foster

Geoff Foster

Meet sports presenter Geoff Foster

Geoff reports on local sport as well as commentating on Sky Blues games and amongst other things presents Face Off, our monthly ice hockey programme. Find out all about him by reading his profile.

Q:  What's your name?

A:  Geoff Foster

Q:  From?

A:  Coventry

Q:  Star Sign?

A:  Taurus

Q:  Joined the Beeb in?

A:  1993

Q:  What has your career involved so far?

A:  I worked in Lloyds bank, became a taxi driver and then came to the BBC to cover sport in Coventry and Warwickshire. I also presented the Saturday morning show with Lorna Bailey, where I came up with some fabulous features such as Scrobble and Gatecrasher! I also co-presented Hawaii 5-nil with Rob Baldock (David Moorcroft!) on Saturdays.

Q:  What does your job involve?

A:  Reading sports bulletins, commentate on all sports including Sky Blues matches, and trying to get Clive Eakin to places on time! Oh, and mess about generally.

Q:  What are you looking forward to most about the new radio station?

A:  Not hearing Birmingham and Black Country mentioned on the Coventry airwaves!

Q:  What's your favourite place in Coventry and Warwickshire?

A:  Royal Oak, Earlsdon.

Q:  Who's your favourite person?

A:  Mrs Geoff!

Q:  What's your favourite hobby?

A:  Golf.

Q:  Your favourite food?

A:  Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

Q:  Your favourite drink?

A:  Pint of Tetleys.

Q:  Favourite song?

A:  Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darrin

Q:  Favourite film?

A:  Snatch.

Q:  Give us a fascinating fact about yourself:

A:  I once hit Dennis Amiss on the chin playing cricket for Leek Wootton against Warwickshire. I hit him with a cricket ball - the first ball of his testimonial match. He gave me a rollicking so I bowled five full-tosses and he hit every one for four. But he saw the funny side afterwards!

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