Tony Martin Oral History: The Style of Martin/Molloy
In this excerpt from an oral history interview with Tony Martin, he talks about 'Radio Gladiators' and the general style of Martin/Molloy.
Martin/Molloy fused a mix of both pre-recorded sketches and live material. The latter was often a combination of scripted sketches, interviews with a wide variety of guests and audience participation segments.
'Radio Gladiators' was one such segment that allowed the hosts to joke about a specific ‘silly’ topic and then ask their audience to call in with their own jokes, creating an ingenious way for the audience to feel like they were a part of the show.
Paul Harris interviewed Tony Martin for the NFSA Oral History program in 2012 and 2013.