Tuesday 23 June 2009

Sun news editor was good operator

George Dearsley has a nice tale on his blog about former Sun Manchester news editor Ken Tucker.
Apparently, Ken used to ring news agencies asking for overnight stories. In his honour Manchester hacks made up a song, to the tune of Giussepe Verde's La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, which went:

"Give me an overnight,

Anything will be alright,

We don't care if it's shite,

Our schedule's very light,

Bum tit or whore,

Ring 1-2-3-4"

(which was the old phone number for The Sun, Manchester)

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