Sports commentator, media personality and former NRL player Jimmy Smith with host evenings 6-9pm on Sydney’s new home of sport 1170 SEN when it launches in October.
Smith’s show will follow Drive with Joel and Fletch– hosted by former NRL players Joel Caine and Bryan Fletcher.
Currently hosting breakfast with Caine on SEN Track in NSW, Smith will move to hosting his own show on 1170 SEN Sydney in time for the block-buster events on the NRL calendar – the NRL Grand Final and State of Origin.
The popular footballer turned commentator said: “The show will take a look at the day in sport and include interviews with key players, coaches and movers and shakers across all codes.
“I can’t wait to be part of the new 1170 SEN Sydney. I draw so much energy from listener interaction – bouquets and the brickbats, learnings and laughter – it all means that people care enough to contact the program and I am always respectful of that.”
SEN’s Craig Hutchison said the 1170 SEN line-up was shaping nicely. “We’re rapt in the calibre of talent that we have for our launch into Sydney, with Andrew Voss opening the batting for breakfast and Joel and Fletch plus Jimmy at the other end of the day,” he said.
“They are all much-loved personalities and will each bring their unique brand of insight and humour to connect with our audience.”
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.
On Saturday, SEN launched its dedicated racing station SEN Track 1539 and DAB+ into Sydney with acclaimed racing broadcaster Andrew Bensley to host its morning show from December. Bensley will also be simulcast on SEN Track Wollongong 1575 AM, Gosford 801 AM,Melbourne 1593 AM, and in Queensland on Ingham 96.9 FM, Atherton 99.1 FM and from September 4 in Brisbane on 1053AM and Gold Coast 1620AM.
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.