In the latest of our Guest Special series, Good John is joined by Radio Presenter and Dunfermline fan Steven Mill, currently with Bauer Media Group which has Clyde, Tay FM, Moray Firth, Northsound and West FM as part of their network. We begin by chatting about his current role, where he presents Monday to Friday from 4pm til 7pm, and on his new Big Football Saturday Show that he co-hosts with Ewen Cameron.
After starting out at Kingdom FM in Fife, Steven got his big break when he landed the newsreaders role on the Capital Scotland Breakfast Show. He talks about the camaraderie he had with presenters Des Clarke and Jenny Black and how the success of the show drew in a higher audience age average than their target market. When Jenny left to start a family, Steven moved into the co-presenter role with Des, with Amy Irons moving into the newsreaders role. He talks about the natural progression and how the show continued to be a success until its axe in 2019, leading to him moving onto his current role.
Steven then talks about his love affair for Dunfermline Athletic, mainly influenced by his Grandfather who played for the Pars in the 50’s. His earliest memories include the ’96 promotion to the Premier League and Craig Faulconbridge’s equaliser that delayed Celtic’s title in ’98. The Jimmy Calderwood era are Steven’s favourite memories as a Dunfermline fan and most of his best XI comes from this era, two of which Steven believes should’ve had a Scotland cap. He talks about the Pars chances of a return to the top flight, and they are off to a good start this season. The podcast concludes with the usual quick fire questions.