Sports Entertainment Network has announced its second big name signing for Sydney’s new home of sport 1170 SEN.
Former Origin and Australian star player and lovable larrakin Bryan ‘Fletch’ Fletcher will join the new station, co-hosting drive 3-6pm Monday-Friday with Joel Caine.
“I’m super excited to be joining Joel on 1170 SEN Sydney for the drive home. It’s my first proper radio hosting gig so it’s going to be something new and I can’t wait,” Fletcher said.
“Joel’s a little left-of-center and I’m a lot left-of-centre so anything could happen,” Fletcher said.
Caine, currently hosting breakfast with Jimmy Smith on SEN Track in NSW – including SEN Track 1539 Sydney which launched yesterday, will move to co-hosting drive when 1170 SEN launches ahead of a big finish to the Australian sports calendar, including State of Origin and a marquee Test series between Australia and India.
SEN’s Craig Hutchison said Fletcher would bring a unique bent to the station.
“Fletch is not only an outstanding former player, he’s a great character and his work on Fox League, The Footy Show and Matty Johns’ show with Fletch and Hindy proves his great ability to connect with audiences,” Hutchison said.
“Both he and Joel are knock-about, natural storytellers, and together they will bring heaps of irreverence and fun to the drive home.”
Earlier this week, SEN announced Andrew Voss as its 1170 SEN breakfast show host. Acclaimed sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley’s number one sports radio show* will also be heard live on 1170 SEN and DAB+ from 12-1pm Monday – Thursday, with other talent signings to be announced shortly.
SEN acquired the 2CH 1170 AM radio licence in June this year and plans to continue Classic Hits 2CH on DAB+ and via live streaming on the app and web.
Sydney audiences will have a choice of four Sports Entertainment Network DAB+ stations: 1170 SEN, 1539 SENTrack, Classic Hits 2CH and also SEN Vic channel for those who want to tap into programming including Melbourne’s most downloaded breakfast
show: Breakfast with Garry Lyon & Tim Watson.
If it’s happening in sport here or around the world, 1170 SEN Sydney will take you there – with live coverage of NRL, State of Origin, Test cricket, Big Bash, A-League, AFL and racing – alongside, news, opinion and debate from the country’s biggest names in sport.