Australian rugby league great Cameron Smith has made his next big career move, signing with Australia and New Zealand’s sports broadcaster SEN.
Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) today confirmed Smith would co-host the weekly show, The Captain’s Run, every Wednesday at noon, alongside retired NRL player turned podcaster Denan Kemp, showcasing his passion for all sports, including rugby league.
Each Thursday Smith will join Pat Welsh and Ian Healy on SEN’s QLD Breakfast with Pat and Heals – heard on 1053 Brisbane, 1620 Gold Coast, and across regional QLD on the SEN network of stations and the SEN app.
Smith will also line up alongside an array of rugby league names across 1170 SEN Sydney, including Matty Johns, Andrew Johns, Greg Alexander, Brett Kimmorley, Bryan Fletcher and Katie Brown, joining Breakfast with Vossy on 1170 SEN every Monday and Thursday.
Smith, who recently moved back to the Sunshine State after nearly two decades in Victoria, said he’d always wanted to explore radio and felt SEN was the right fit.
“I have always been interested in radio and SEN’s plans for Queensland are very exciting.
“Co-hosting a show each week is something I’m looking forward to, as well as jumping on different shows across QLD and NSW and chatting with all of the listeners.”
With three NRL Premierships, 11 State of Origin series, and two World Cups, Smith is the most decorated rugby league player of all time. Recently retired, aged 37, he holds NRL records for most games, goals, points scored, and wins.
Sports Entertainment Network CEO Craig Hutchison said the network’s signing of Cameron Smith is another example of SEN’s commitment to delivering sports and news via the best talent in the market to our local audiences.
“Cameron Smith’s greatness across an extraordinary rugby league career, and record-breaking achievements for Melbourne Storm and Queensland, speak for themselves. Accolades aside, it is his incredible knowledge, insight and respect in all of sport that SEN looks forward to showcasing to our national audience.
“Cameron’s strength of character and personality will be on full display across the SEN network and we really look forward to bringing fans even closer to one of Australian sports most admired, yet not always understood, legends.”
SEN QLD commercial director Brad Johnson said Smith personified SEN’s commitment to content investment into QLD. “There are few – if any – bigger names in Queensland than Cameron Smith. He is much loved across our entire state and has long been regarded as a consummate media performer,” Johnson said.
“We can’t wait to hear his insights and philosophies across the SEN Queensland network.
“We are rapt to continue committing to Queensland-based content and connecting differently to Queensland sports fans.”
In Australia, SEN is the largest syndicator of sports radio content across Australia, the business owns and operates 21 radio stations around the country – including 1116 SEN Melbourne, 1170 SEN Sydney, 1629 SEN SA in Adelaide, as well as 13 stations under its racing brand SENTrack. It also owns a newspaper, magazine, and talent management business.