Twiddle your knobs for the rubber waveband

You have to be careful when launching a new radio station, and even more so when it comes to those all important invitations for a launch party.Viva Radio, which went on air last week, is a case in point. The invitation pack included a condom – quite why, the Diary will leave to your imagination.

The invite was swiftly followed by a separate disclaimer from Richard Wheatly, chief operating officer at parent company Golden Rose Communications, saying that Viva could not take responsibility for anything that might occur as a result of using the condom.Hopefully, Viva will not have to issue any disclaimers when listeners start to tune in to the station.

– We have been asked to point out the answer for Round 5 of Spot The Race was the Vodafone Derby Stakes, one mile, four furlongs.

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