This is not a drill: SENZ flicks the switch on New Zealand sports radio network

Wake up to Baz & Izzy, spend mornings with the legend that is Ian Smith

Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) has announced three more shows will be added to its line-up on SENZ which launched this morning, Monday, July 19.

The first radio program to greet audiences across New Zealand was Baz & Izzy for Breakfast (Brendon McCullum and Israel Dagg – pictured above).

Audiences in Australia can listen to the SENZ signal via the SEN app.

See also: SENZ launch: Hutchy in Auckland with talent from New Zealand sports network

SENZ has acquired 28 TAB NZ AM/FM radio licenses across North and South Island regions. They won’t miss much. You can even tune in at the wonderful coastal village of Russell near the top of the North Island.

(Specific frequencies by location are listed below)


New SENZ programming

• Trailblazers will be a new weekly program hosted by SENZ drive talent Kirstie Stanway and Rikki Swannell, focusing on New Zealand female athletes and administrators who have helped shape women’s sports.

Kirstie and Rikki will alternate hosting duties each week. The weekly program will take listeners behind the scenes of the NZ sporting industry and interview female athletes from all codes. Trailblazers will air Tuesdays 7-8 pm.

Both Kirstie and Rikki said they were excited about the opportunity to speak to female athletes and have candid chats about the high and lows of being a professional athlete.

Swannell said, “We’re chatting to Kiwi Sportswomen doing amazing things on the world stage. Our first guest on Trailblazers is White Ferns captain Sophie Devine, who talks about her break to look after her mental health.”

• SENZ has also revealed that NZ golfing great and identity Phil Tataurangi has joined the broader family.

Tataurangi, a PGA Tour and Eisenhower cup winner, will host Tee It Up with Phil Tataurangi live on Saturdays at 7am.

He’ll also be heard on Mornings with Ian Smith and host a weekly podcast.

• Rounding out the new program additions on SENZ is Extra Time with media personality Riccardo Ball, to be heard from 7pm each night.

Extra Time is promising a laid-back vibe and cover all sporting codes. Riccardo described the show as being for every sports fan and is excited to interact with his listeners. “If you’re at work, on the road or home with the kids, tune in and get your sports fix and why not pick up the phone and join in the conversation.”


SENZ on air team [L-R]: Mark Stafford, Rikki Swannell, Israel Dagg, Brendon McCullum, Kirstie Stanway, Ian Smith and Stephen Donald

New Zealand weekday schedule

6am-9am: Baz & Izzy for Breakfast (Brendon McCullum and Israel Dagg)
9am-noon: Mornings with Ian Smith
Noon – 4pm: Afternoons with Staffy (Mark Stafford)
4pm-7pm: SENZ Drive with Kirstie, Beav and Rikki (Kirstie Stanway, Stephen Donald and Rikki Swannell

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