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Old 06-05-2013, 19:35
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Monday 6th May - talkSPORT

Hawksbee & Jacobs followed by Drive Time with Adrian Durham and Darren Gough and then Mark Saggers presenting Kick Off: Monday Night Feist Night alongside Stan Collymore

Premier League
Sunderland v Stoke City - Graham Courtney

League One Play-Off Semi-Finals Second Leg
Yeovil Town v Sheffield United - Alex Crook
Brentford v Swindon Town - Ian Abrahams

World Snooker Championship Final 2013
Barry Hawkins v Ronnie O'Sullivan - Mike Bovill (afternoon session) and Elliot Cook (evening session)

For the first day of the final, it was Elliot Cook reporting on the afternoon session and Toby Gilles updating the evening session.


talkSPORT Live

Premier League
Sunderland v Stoke City - John Anderson and Matt Lawrence

In answer to Col's question in #2395, I fully expect talkSPORT to carry the Premier League title presentation live either during a slightly-extended Call Collymore or The Press Pass on Sunday. I imagine their Manchester-based football correspondent (and Manchester United fan) Dom McGuinness will be their reporter at Manchester United v Swansea City and thus the man to describe it.

Despite not having the commentary rights to any of the most recent title-clinching/presentation games, talkSPORT have broadcast commentary (or sorts) on the trophy being lifted in recent past seasons: Sam Matterface did at Manchester City on the final day last year, Dom McGuinness did the last time Manchester United won it in 2011 and Ian Abrahams did when Chelsea clinched it in 2010.

It'll be interesting to see if Absolute Radio are able to provide commentary on the presentation and indeed if they even have someone at Manchester United v Swansea City. I'm expecting them to be providing commentary on a Sunday 3pm kick-off, as they're planning to flip their Saturday and Sunday afternoon schedules at the weekend. Ian Wright's phone-in will be on-air between 5-7pm so they will be broadcasting football coverage at the time the trophy is raised. I think they have broadcast commentary on the presentation in the past, but when it has been decided on the final day and they have had a secondary team at the first pick match. Absolute don't have the reporting access that talkSPORT and Radio 5 Live do, so this might not be possible in this instance.
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Old 06-05-2013, 19:45
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Thanks TD. I did wonder that as this game was a 5Live game whether they'd be allowed.

Mark Chapman is at SoL tonight for 5Live presenting.

Darren Fletcher, Ian Dennis & Kevin Kilbane are the commentary team
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Old 06-05-2013, 19:47
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Due to the Spanish GP. The Championship 2nd leg PO is on Sports Extra which is a shame.
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Old 06-05-2013, 20:33
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Newport County V Wrexham (Blue Square BET Premier Play-off Final) (Sunday)

BBC Radio Wales - Simon Davies hosted from Wembley stadium, with commentary from Rob Phillips and Andy Legg, Jason Perry and Brian Flynn. James Pontin was pitchside reporter (All frequencies / Online)

Adam Walton and Lisa Rogers hosted a 'Live from Olympic Way' beforehand.

BBC Radio Cymru - Eleri Sin hosted from Wembley Stadium, with commentary from Dylan Griffiths and Iwan Roberts, Marc Lloyd Williams and Waynne Phillips. Gareth Blainey was pitchside reporter. Dylan Jones, Dylan Llewellyn and Meilir Owen were at Wembley Way for a special 'Ar y marc' before Camp Lawn started.

Alun Thomas was down at Cardiff Bay for Radio Cymru reporting on preperations for Cardiff Dragons open top bus celebrations.
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Old 06-05-2013, 22:18
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Monday 6th May - Signal 2

Andy Jones presented Signal Sport from the studio

Premier League
Sunderland v Stoke City - George Andrews and Mike Pejic (8pm commentary)
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:02
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Newport County V Wrexham (Blue Square BET Premier Play-off Final) (Sunday)
Alistair Bruce-Ball was there for 5 Live (judging by his twitter feed).
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:33
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Sunday 5th May - BBC One (Midlands)

Late Kick Off

Manish Bhasin presented alongside Steve Froggatt and Michael Johnson

Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Mike Taylor (BBC WM)
Burton Albion v Bradford City - Charles Collins (BBC Radio Derby)
Derby County v Millwall - Ed Dawes (BBC Radio Derby)
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers - Tom Marlow (BBC WM)

Charles Collins' commentary on the second leg of the Burton Albion v Bradford City play-off tie was part of Laura May McMullan's feature on the match and was preceded by Manish Bhasin voicing highlights from the second leg of the other League Two semi-final, Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town. The other features saw Natalie Jackson report on the key Nottingham Forest v Leicester City game - with her voicing the action meaning we didn't hear either Colin Fray or Ian Stringer's commentary - and visit Mansfield Town's husband and wife chairman and chief executive team of John and Carolyn Radford. And that's it from this season's Late Kick Off series, providing there aren't any special Play-Off Semi-Final highlights shows as some BBC Regions have produced in previous seasons.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:47
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5 Live - 7.5.13

With Mark Pougatch at the DW Stadium

Man City v WBA - Conor McNamara (Ian Brown and Jimmy Armfield for Sports Extra)
Wigan v Swansea - Alan Green + Mark Lawrenson (commentary)
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:48
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Tuesday 7th May - talkSPORT

Mark Saggers presenting Kick Off alongside John Taylor (the former British & Irish Lion)

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Dom McGuinness
Wigan Athletic v Swansea City - Simon Humphreys


talkSPORT Live

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Kevin Hatchard and Alan McLoughlin (featured 7.45pm commentary on international radio stations)
Wigan Athletic v Swansea City - Dan Wheeler


Free Radio 80s

Tom Ross presenting The Goalzone from the Etihad Stadium

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Tom Ross and Tony Brown (7.45pm commentary in Birmingham, the Black Country and Shropshire)


BBC WM

Paul Franks presenting The Football Phone-In alongside Steve Froggatt, followed by Mark Regan presenting WM Sport from the Etihad Stadium

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Rob Gurney and Mark Regan (7.45pm commentary)

WM started their live match coverage at 7.30pm tonight in order to have an extended Football Phone-In reacting to the sacking of Dean Saunders as Wolves manager. Anyone been listening to WM today who knows if they sent anyone out to Wolverhampton to get the fans reaction? The Goalzone spoke to Matt Murray about Dean's dismissal at the top of their programme this evening.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:59
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Wigan Athletic v Jackland

BBC Radio Wales - Simon Davies (hosting from ground) Rob Phillips and Kevin Ratcliffe (All frequencies / Online)
BBC Radio Cymru - Owan Llyr (studio host) Dylan Griffiths and Iwan Roberts (commentary / Online)
Swansea Sound - Mark Scott (commentary)

All games left in the Premier League for Jackland are at 4pm on a Sunday, to which both Radio Wales and Cymru are saying will be available nationwide.
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Old 07-05-2013, 20:09
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All games left in the Premier League for Jackland are at 4pm on a Sunday, to which both Radio Wales and Cymru are saying will be available nationwide.
Interesting - I assume Absolute have told them they are not picking Swansea v Fulham on the final day, so the BBC have been allowed to broadcast it nationally across Wales.

Normally it's FM in SW Wales only unless the match is on 5Live (as Man U v Swansea is).
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:22
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Tuesday 7th May - talkSPORT

Mark Saggers presenting Kick Off alongside John Taylor (the former British & Irish Lion)

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Dom McGuinness
Wigan Athletic v Swansea City - Simon Humphreys


talkSPORT Live

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Kevin Hatchard and Alan McLoughlin (featured 7.45pm commentary on international radio stations)
Wigan Athletic v Swansea City - Dan Wheeler


Free Radio 80s

Tom Ross presenting The Goalzone from the Etihad Stadium

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Tom Ross and Tony Brown (7.45pm commentary in Birmingham, the Black Country and Shropshire)


BBC WM

Paul Franks presenting The Football Phone-In alongside Steve Froggatt, followed by Mark Regan presenting WM Sport from the Etihad Stadium

Premier League
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Rob Gurney and Mark Regan (7.45pm commentary)

WM started their live match coverage at 7.30pm tonight in order to have an extended Football Phone-In reacting to the sacking of Dean Saunders as Wolves manager. Anyone been listening to WM today who knows if they sent anyone out to Wolverhampton to get the fans reaction? The Goalzone spoke to Matt Murray about Dean's dismissal at the top of their programme this evening.
I suppose as the extended prog on WM was last minute, you won't be able to hear the last half hour on IPlayer as it falls under the football coverage bit?
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:58
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I suppose as the extended prog on WM was last minute, you won't be able to hear the last half hour on IPlayer as it falls under the football coverage bit?
They've only uploaded the first hour of tonight's Football Phone-In to the iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0184kmc

I don't suppose they'll upload the final half hour on its own once WM Sport has ended but you never know, it might be worth checking back as I know they separate the 5-6pm hour on Saturday's WM Sport from the live coverage and upload that onto the iPlayer on weeks without a late Saturday game involving one of their clubs.

Westy, were you listening to WM this afternoon? If so, how did they cover the Dean Saunders dismissal?

Edit: Peter Smith was reporting on Wigan Athletic v Swansea City for IRN, just heard his full-time report on Free Radio 80s' 10pm news bulletin.
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:45
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Wigan Athletic v Jackland

BBC Radio Wales - Simon Davies (hosting from ground) Rob Phillips and Kevin Ratcliffe (All frequencies / Online)
BBC Radio Cymru - Owan Llyr (studio host) Dylan Griffiths and Iwan Roberts (commentary / Online)
Swansea Sound - Mark Scott (commentary)

All games left in the Premier League for Jackland are at 4pm on a Sunday, to which both Radio Wales and Cymru are saying will be available nationwide.
Hi Ian. are you sure bout that? I make you right for this Sunday's game against Mancheser nited but the last round of Sunday 4 PM games count in the Saturday 3PM pckage (hence why TS can only ever do around the grounds shows on this day now) so I'm no sure if th terms of he contract will allow Swans v Fulham to go out nationally digital
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:59
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They've only uploaded the first hour of tonight's Football Phone-In to the iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0184kmc

I don't suppose they'll upload the final half hour on its own once WM Sport has ended but you never know, it might be worth checking back as I know they separate the 5-6pm hour on Saturday's WM Sport from the live coverage and upload that onto the iPlayer on weeks without a late Saturday game involving one of their clubs.

Westy, were you listening to WM this afternoon? If so, how did they cover the Dean Saunders dismissal?

Edit: Peter Smith was reporting on Wigan Athletic v Swansea City for IRN, just heard his full-time report on Free Radio 80s' 10pm news bulletin.
We don't have WM on at work unfortunately.

They prefer music stations or Cd's.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:45
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Stan Collymore is in on talkSPORT covering SAF's retirement. These situations are where TS are so strong I feel. It seems a fair few folk knew he was going, it's amazing that such things can still be contained these days
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Old 08-05-2013, 15:31
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Hi Ian. are you sure bout that? I make you right for this Sunday's game against Mancheser nited but the last round of Sunday 4 PM games count in the Saturday 3PM pckage (hence why TS can only ever do around the grounds shows on this day now) so I'm no sure if th terms of he contract will allow Swans v Fulham to go out nationally digital
Well, It was mentioned in the Monday Night Club as being on 'Radio Wales', when usally, they would stick in '...in the Swansea area'.
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Old 08-05-2013, 15:35
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Well, It was mentioned in the Monday Night Club as being on 'Radio Wales', when usally, they would stick in '...in the Swansea area'.
well... they should know!
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:08
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Stan Collymore is in on talkSPORT covering SAF's retirement. These situations are where TS are so strong I feel. It seems a fair few folk knew he was going, it's amazing that such things can still be contained these days
Agreed, talkSPORT comes into its own on days like this. I've been dipping in and out in spells since last night, with the news first being discussed pretty early on in The Sports Bar yesterday - they had Dom McGuinness on who'd been reporting on Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion, but naturally is well connected in the other half of Manchester and while keeping pretty tight-lipped about the situation, clearly felt that what was a rumour at that stage had some gravitas.

I listened to a bit of Hawksbee & Jacobs this afternoon and I thought they did an excellent job as they always do whenever there's a big story to react to. They went into straight news mode and had a number of good guests on to react to the story - they even had Ian Danter reporting via ISDN from Chester Races where Sir Alex Ferguson and the Manchester United squad were due to visit today!

I didn't hear Keys & Gray, which will have been on-air as the story was confirmed, but I have read it was an excellent show - they certainly have the contacts book to put together a good one on a day like today. Even Drive Time, which I'm not a fan of under normal circumstances, sounded like it was going to be pretty respectful and retrospective from what I heard of it. Having Matt Holland in as Adrian Durham's co-host rather than Darren Gough probably helps to that end. But all in all, their coverage of Sir Alex's retirement has been pretty good from what I've heard.
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:18
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Wednesday 8th May - talkSPORT

Mark Saggers presenting Kick Off Exclusive from Stamford Bridge alongside Stan Collymore

Premier League
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Sam Matterface and Stan Collymore (7.45pm commentary), with Ian Abrahams at pitchside and Carl Ralley producing


talkSPORT Live

Premier League
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Tom Rennie and Paul McVeigh

I notice from talkSPORT.co.uk's schedules that this weekend's Sunday Exclusive has been extended to run through until 5pm, so I imagine that talkSPORT will have commentary on one of the five Sunday 3pm kick-offs as well as Stoke City v Tottenham at 1.30pm, although that pick hasn't been confirmed on their website yet.
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:27
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Or they'll be doing around the grounds instead?
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:35
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Or they'll be doing around the grounds instead?
Possibly, although if they want to pick up a 3pm commentary I see no reason why they wouldn't be allowed to do one - they have always been allowed to do a double header whenever there are two or more Sunday 3pm kick-offs and they still have enough games left over in their 64 match allocation for this season to do one.

Radio 5 Live have confirmed they'll be covering Sunderland v Southampton on Sunday at 3pm while Absolute Radio have Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United - so if talkSPORT are to do a commentary at that time, Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion would be the best choice of the remaining games from a competitive standpoint.
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Old 08-05-2013, 19:49
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Conor McNamara and Nigel Spackman at The Bridge for 5 Live.

As mentioned in the broadcasting section Darren Fletcher has changed his twitter name from 'fletcfh5live' to DFletcherSport. His profile says he is a football commentator for BT and 5 Live as well as NFL and 606 so I wonder if he will work for both next season.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:35
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Hi I have started commentating on Bradford City matches for St Lukes Hospital radio in Bradford, 1st match was the 1st leg to Burton last week. Have a listen to highlights at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmL5uOqeuaY

It was my 1st time, and yes room for improvement I'll be honest but I hope we'll be covering more matches on the hospital radio next season and I think it went down well with listeners. Any feedback good or bad will be gratefully received and I'll make use of it, I promise!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:11
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Fletcher has said he's like to continue to work for the BBC inc NFL. Maybe 606 or even just on the World Cup next year
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