Behold, the man, the myth, the Hindy!
Nice to see a proper article done on John and his baby (and RLM too). He, and they, dont get enough credit for what they do for the sport of motor racing. They are great at races and Midweek Motorsport is a must for every self respecting racing fan.
They cover all flavors of racing in a radio show that is what all good radio should be, a conversation among friends who are both knowledgable and passionate about a subject. Talk radio, especially here in the states, has become a lost art. It is all shock jocks trying to offend everyone except the simpletons who find the vulgarity hillarious. In a medium that has become formulaic and simple, the RLM crew makes the listener feel like they are part of the group, standing between Nick and John, being let in on a secret or a joke that is just between the group.
Anyway, this article gives some context to the route RLM has taken since the days of the Duke 24 heures du mans vhs review tapes that I used to order out of autosport as a kid to the 2014 Dubai 24 hours. It focuses on John, the fearless leader of RLM, who has at times, single handedly kept RLM from becoming like all of the other bland, tired, uninspired, and, in the worst cases, compromised (or even bought and paid for) commentary you will find in other sports including auto racing.
RLM is a refreshing and rare broadcaster in sport. They do not simply repeat the press releases and "company line" like so many other broadcasters do. Instead of taking the easy route of compromizing (and ill say it... Selling out) to the orgainizing body of the sport or league comentators are supposed to adversarily (or, at least, neutrally) cover, they call it as they see it, literally laugh at or make jokes out of press releases full of nonsense that PR departments push to the "media" (i use that term in the loosest possible way) who repeat them as "news".
This article is definately worth a read...