Brisbane and Gold Coast sports fans will have plenty to cheer about when Australia’s leading sports broadcaster SEN arrives in town this weekend – with some of the state’s biggest names in sport part of the lineup on the new SENTrack 1053 AM Brisbane and 1620 AM Gold Coast.
The national racing radio network is a Crocmedia initiative under the guidance of chief executive Craig Hutchison.
See also: Hutchy on SENTrack
Crocmedia’s bold plan to establish a national network of racing radio stations is still underway despite the ad revenue hammering media companies, including Crocmedia, have been taking from COVID-19.
Former Australian test cricketer Ian Healy and respected sports journalist Pat Welsh will open the batting with their own breakfast show, weekdays from 6.30am starting Monday, 7 September.
Rugby league legends Gary Belcher and Scott Sattler wrap up the day’s sport for the drive home 5-6pm, Monday – Thursday.
Breakfast with Pat and Heals and Sportsday with Badge and Satts will book-end each day’s racing coverage – which will be packed with previews, analysis, insights and reviews of key races across the country – with plenty of fun and banter for punters.
The station will have a special focus on all the action across Queensland’s vibrant greyhound, harness and thoroughbred racing industries – with insights from Queensland form analyst Chris Nelson and others.
If it’s happening in sport or racing SENTrack will take you there with live coverage of NRL – including key finals and all the action of the 2020 State of Origin – through a one-eyed Maroons lens of course!
Group commercial director Kate Parry said the team was thrilled to bring SEN to passionate Queensland sports and racing fans.
“We are excited to launch SENTrack in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and to welcome Ian Healy and Pat Welsh – two of Queensland’s greatest sporting personalities to the team,” Parry said.
“Queensland is a proud and passionate sporting state – with racing a key employer and contributor to the economy. SENTrack will showcase racing in all its forms as well as celebrating the country’s biggest sporting moments – through the eyes of sporting legends across all codes – and of course through the eyes of our passionate listeners who make the discussion all the richer!”
Queensland listeners will be spoilt for choice with the SEN app providing instant access to live and on-demand content across SENTrack plus additional content specific to key sports including AFL Nation and NRL Nation live commentary and access to content from other SEN channels throughout the country – such as Australia’s top radio sports show – Gerard Whateley.
Supporting SEN’s Queensland expansion is the appointment of commercial director Brad Johnson– formerly director sales, Brisbane for Nine Radio.
SENTrack is Australia’s first independent racing, harness and greyhound radio racing service. It launched earlier this year in Melbourne on 1593 AM; Sydney 1539 AM; Perth on 657AM, Wollongong 1575AM, Gosford 801AM, and also in Queensland on Ingham 96.9FM and Atherton 99.1FM. It can also be heard via the SEN app.