talkSport Switches Coverage Exclusively to 24 Hour Sport
By Community | March 8, 2012
talkSPORT will only air sports coverage from Aprill 2nd when it switches to a 24 hour sports station, allergy Seven days a week..
It will offer breaking sports news both day and night and increase its coverage of international sports, click including NBA, NFL and MLS updates, with correspondents around the globe.
talkSPORT has been extending its sports focused output over the past couple of years, with Richard Keys and Andy Gray joining the station in February 2011 to take over the mid morning 10am to 1pm slot and The Sports Bar joining the schedule last September.
The station is an official broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League and will broadcast every match of UEFA EURO 2012 live. Last autumn talkSPORT was the exclusive UK radio broadcaster of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the first time a commercial station has been the sole holder of the rights.
From this Friday evening The Sports Bar will be extended to five nights a week, replacing The Week With George Galloway on Friday nights and from 2 April overnight programming will focus on sport.
Moz Dee, talkSPORT programme director said: “Turning talkSPORT into a 24 hour sports station is an exciting yet natural next step for us. We want to change expectations of overnight radio, focusing on up to the minute sport news and information from around the globe. It gives us a great opportunity to work with an international network of sports reporters covering everything from American sports to British teams and athletes competing on the other side of the world, and makes us the only UK station focused on sport all of the time.”
by Ismail Uddin