Norfolk Broads Direct (Broads Tours) became centre stage recently as BBC Radio Norfolk celebrated our fantastic National Park.  The Nick Conrad Breakfast Show was broadcast live from the waterside at Norfolk Broads Direct from 6-10am – showcasing everything our Magical Waterland has to offer – as part of BBC Radio Norfolk’s Broads Week.

As well as celebrating the special wildlife and boating in the area the show interviewed a wide range of figures involved in the industry.  This ranged from Broads Authority CEO, John Packman, and Norfolk Broads Direct owner, Barbara Greasley, to Adrian Cook the ‘Salhouse Ice Cream Boat Man’ and Broads Tours Skipper, Oliver Franzen.

Discussing the show Barbara Greasley said: “I was contacted by the Nick Conrad Breakfast show, who were looking for a busy place on the Broads to broadcast from, and I said they we would be delighted to host them.  Aside from being a good excuse to eat pastries at 6am in the morning, the show really helped to highlight how much the Broads has to offer.

“The Broads is in the best environmental condition in years – holding 25% of all of Britain’s rarest species – and a growing number of people are coming to enjoy this.  Our boats are also becoming increasingly comfortable and customers can really enjoy some ‘five star’ treatment.”

The whole of BBC Radio Norfolk’s Broads Week was very positive for the industry and encouraged local people to sample what’s on their doorstep as well as tempting people from further afield to join us too.

You can listen to the show until 21 September on the BBC Radio Player by clicking the link below: