SBN provides radio news coverage of Bill Cosby trial and sentencing to two BBC radio stations in Northern Ireland

SBN’s news director, Steve Lubetkin, provided commentary and coverage of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial and sentencing in two reports for the BBC.

Steve produced one report for BBC Radio Foyle, a BBC Northern Ireland local radio station, serving County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Radio Foyle is named after the River Foyle which flows through Derry, the city where the station is based. The station broadcasts from BBC’s Northland Road studios on 93.1 FM and 792 MW in Derry, County Londonderry.

You can hear a shortened version of the two-hour-long BBC Radio Foyle Breakfast Show in the player below that just includes the show’s opening, Steve’s report, and the show closing


Steve also provided commentary to BBC Radio Ulster in Northern Ireland. BBC Radio Ulster (IrishBBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Ireland BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Derry. BBC Radio Ulster broadcasts from Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue in Belfast city centre. It is a division of BBC Northern Ireland.

You can hear an aircheck of that commentary in the player below.

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About the Author

Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at