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Old 07-04-2012, 18:12
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Golf: Masters Dan Davis (reports on 20th and 40th minutes)


BBC Local Radio Cricket Commentators and Reporters
The ones I have found so far:
BBC Essex Nick Gledhill (Essex)
BBC Radio Wales Edward Bevan (Glamorgan)
BBC Radio Solent Kevan James (Hampshire)
BBC Kent Ben Croucher (Kent)
BBC Radio Leicester John Sinclair (Leics)
BBC London Kevin Hand (Middlesex), Mark Church (Surrey)
BBC Radio Nottingham Dave Bracegirdle (Notts)
BBC Sussex Adrian Harms (Sussex)
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Old 07-04-2012, 19:31
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BBC Radio Wales

Steffan Garrero (studio host)

Middlesbrough V Cardiff City - Rob Phillips and Kevin Ratcliffe (All frequencies)
Cross Keys V Cornish Pirates (British & Irish RU Semi Final) - Alun Jenkins
(Leicestershire V Glamorgan LV= County Championship Division 1 - Edward Bevan)
Horse racing from Haydock Park - Aly Rowell
Leinster V Cardiff Blues (Heineken Cup RU Quarter Final) (1745BST KO) - Gareth Charles and Tom Shanklin (All frequencies)

BBC Radio Cymru

Eleri Siôn (studio host)

Middlesbrough V Cardiff City - Dylan Griffiths and Meilir Owen (commentary)
The New Saints V Llanelli (1710BST KO) - Marc Lloyd Williams*
GAP Connah's Quay Nomads V Cefn Druids (Huws Gray Alliance) - Glyn Griffiths
Cross Keys V Cornish Pirates (British & Irish Cup RU Semi Final) - Alun Jenkins
Llandovery V Carmarthen Quins (Principality Premiership RU) - Owain Gwynedd
(Leicestershire V Glamorgan LV= County Championship Division 1 - Edward Bevan)

* updates for Radio Cymru - probably HT report for Radio Wales
Leinster V Cardiff Blues (Heineken Cup RU Quarter Final) (1745BST KO) - Huw Llewellyn Davies and Gareth Davies (All frequencies), and Marc Lloyd Williams did end up only doing a HT report on the late The New Saints V Llanelli game for Radio Wales.
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Old 08-04-2012, 17:33
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Golf: Masters Dan Davis (reports on 20th and 40th minutes)
From twitter Kevin Kugler and Mark Malone, regularly heard on Sports Extra's NFL coverage, are part of the team covering the Masters for Dial Global Sports.

Today - 5 Live

Munster v Ulster - Conor McNamara, Frankie Sheehan + Alastair Eykyn
Saracens v Clermont - Sara Orchard (James Burridge + Richard Hill for Sports Extra)

As he tweeted on Friday Conor McNamara in a spell of 4 commentaries in 4 days in 3 countries on 2 sports.

Steve May with the County Cricket scoreboard.

Tennis - GB v Belgium - Jonathan Overend.
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Old 08-04-2012, 18:02
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Heineken Cup Quarter Final - Munster v Ulster (Live from Thomand Park)

Presenter: Nikki Gregg
With: Maurice Field & Tony McWhirter
Commentators: Jim Neilly & Ryan Constable
Reporter: Thomas Niblock

What a win for Ulster and what a performance from the Man of the Match Stephen Ferris, have to celebrate tonight and tomorrow.
Stand Up For the Ulstermen
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Old 08-04-2012, 18:53
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Golf: Masters John Tautges (score updates), Bob Papa (18), Charlie Rymer (18), Brian Katrek (4, 17), Kevin Kugler (8), Martin Carnivale (Amen Corner) and Jim Gray (15 and 16) (commentary) with Mark Malone (interviews)


R/U: Saracens v Clermont Auverne
BBC London Andy Rowley and ? (commentary)
BBC Three Counties Jason Harris and ? (commentary)
Why not have one commentary team?
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Old 08-04-2012, 20:25
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CA Brive V Scarlets (Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter Final) (1915BST KO)

BBC Radio Wales - Steffan Garrero (studio host) Nick Webb and Phil Bennett (All frequencies)
BBC Radio Cymru - Gareth Rhys Owen (studio host) Cennydd Davies and and Gary Samuel (commentary)
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Old 08-04-2012, 20:53
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Sunday Sports Show - 8/4/12 - 2-6pm - TD1 Radio

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Masters Updates: Bob Bubka (IRN)

Heineken Cup - Saracens v Clermont: Russell Hargreaves (IRN/Talking Rugby)
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:45
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Old 12-04-2012, 13:46
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Mike Bovill has said on Twitter:

talkSPORT can announce for the first time we'll be broadcasting both Aviva Premiership semi-finals and the final at Twickenham live this May.
talkSPORT's press release:

talkSPORT TO BROADCAST AVIVA PREMIERSHIP MATCHES LIVE

talkSPORT, the UK’s only dedicated sports radio station, has agreed a deal with Premiership Rugby to broadcast live commentary of the Aviva Premiership semi-finals and final.

All three matches will be broadcast live on talkSPORT, either on air or online, with both semi finals taking place on Saturday 12 May and the highlight of the domestic rugby season, the Aviva Premiership final, played at Twickenham on Saturday 26 May. talkSPORT will also continue to provide live reports from Aviva Premiership rugby games in the weeks leading up to the semi-finals.

In addition Full Contact, talkSPORT’s Sunday evening rugby show, will have exclusive guests from the Aviva Premiership. talkSPORT will also have prominent branding at the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham and receive merchandise and tickets for competitions and giveaways, while the commentary will be supported by on air trails to promote both the coverage and ticket availability for the games.

Last Autumn talkSPORT was the exclusive UK radio broadcaster of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the first time a commercial station has been the sole holder of the rights. The station broadcast every match live with a commentary team which included Brian Moore, David Campese and John Taylor. Full Contact regularly attracts top guests from the world of rugby with 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody recently co-hosting the show.

talkSPORT Programme Director Moz Dee said: “Our commitment to live rugby has grown over the past few years and proved really popular with both listeners and advertisers. As the Aviva Premiership season reaches its pinnacle it’s fantastic news that we’re able to bring full commentary of these three key games to listeners.”

“I’m delighted to be working closely with talkSPORT for the culmination of another exciting Aviva Premiership Rugby season,” said Dan Kiddle the Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Premiership Rugby.

“This strategic alliance will allow both brands to reach new audiences and will further strengthen Premiership Rugby’s ability to deliver news and exclusive interviews to rugby fans.”
From Radio Today:

talkSPORT to cover rugby season finale

National sports radio station talkSPORT has signed a deal to broadcast live commentaries on the semi-finals and final of this year’s rugby union Premiership season.

All three matches – on 12th and 26th May – will be be covered along with live reports from matches in the build-up to the semi-finals.

Owners UTV Media though say the three games will be broadcast ‘either on air or online’ so some fixtures won’t be available as part of the main talkSPORT output on AM, DAB and DTV.

As part of the deal, the station’s Sunday evening ruby show, Full Contact, will feature Aviva Premiership guests and talkSPORT will run ticket and merchandise giveaways.

The contract follows the station’s live coverage of the rugby union world cup last autumn. talkSPORT Programme Director Moz Dee said: “Our commitment to live rugby has grown over the past few years and proved really popular with both listeners and advertisers. As the Aviva Premiership season reaches its pinnacle it’s fantastic news that we’re able to bring full commentary of these three key games to listeners.”

Dan Kiddle, Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Premiership Rugby added: “I’m delighted to be working closely with talkSPORT for the culmination of another exciting Aviva Premiership Rugby season. This strategic alliance will allow both brands to reach new audiences and will further strengthen Premiership Rugby’s ability to deliver news and exclusive interviews to rugby fans.”
12th May is the date for the FA Cup Final, so it's entirely possible talkSPORT will provide coverage of that rather than commentary of the the Semi Finals on AM or DAB.

However, the games kick-off at 14:45 and 17:30 so it would surely make more sense to provide an alternative to the FA Cup? talkSPORT don't have rights to the competition so it would be better to provide AM commentary of the rugby rather than a football discussion show with updates.
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Old 12-04-2012, 14:31
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The FA Cup Final is taking place on Saturday 5th May this year. The only domestic football taking place on Saturday 12th May is the final day of the bottom half of the Scottish Premier League split and possibly some League One and Two play-off semi-finals. The final day of the Premier League season is on Sunday 13th.

talkSPORT's coverage of the Premiership Final will clash with their football coverage however - both that and the League One Play-Off Final will take place at 3pm on Saturday 26th May, therefore I suspect we'll see an AM/DAB split on that day, seeing as there's a good chance the play-off game will involve one of the Sheffield clubs I'm sure they'll want to do commentary on both games.

I doubt talkSPORT would buy these rights with the intention of using them only as a DAB opt-out. There's no reason why coverage of the semi-finals wouldn't be on both AM and DAB on what otherwise is a fairly quiet day for talkSPORT and if they're going to broadcast the semis on AM then surely they'd be expected to do the same for the final.

It will be interesting to see what Radio 5 Live choose to do on 26th May - commentary on the Second Test Match between England and West Indies will be going out on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra on that day, so I wonder which event they'll choose to cover on 5 Live. Normally you'd expect them to do the Premiership Final but I wonder if they'd take it upon themselves to provide an alternative to talkSPORT and do the League One Play-Off Final, particularly if it involves a Sheffield club.

In far smaller news, Bob Bubka and Rupert Bell now have a joint "talkSPORT Golf" Twitter account.
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Old 12-04-2012, 15:17
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The FA Cup Final is taking place on Saturday 5th May this year.
Course it does! My mistake.

As for the 26th May - I think it would be prudent to see who will be in the League One Play-Off Final first and foremost and then see which game BBC Radio 5 Live will be doing.

Personally, I think they should go for the Premiership Final and they wouldn't have bought the rights with the intention of putting it online or DAB only. Surely not?

In response to this question: "Do you think you will be able to broadcast more matches next season in the Aviva Premiership?"

Mike Bovill replied: "We're hoping to do something - no details yet."

I can't quite see how they would do a great more than updates during the main football season when football takes centre stage on both Saturday and Sunday. Would they be interested in broadcasting selected matches when there are no Premier League games on a Sunday afternoon? I can't quite see it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 23:22
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Thursday 12th April - BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

5 Live Baseball with Nat Coombs (in London) and Josh Chetwynd (in Tucson, Arizona)

Baseball: National League
Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs - Pat Hughes and Keith Moreland, with Judd Sirott (commentary from WGN Radio 720 - "The Cubs Radio Network")

Judd Sirott provided scoreboard updates from other Major League Baseball games throughout the evening and also called the fifth inning while Pat Hughes took his mid-match break. I really enjoy listening to the Cubs broadcasts - even since the untimely passing of Hall of Famer Ron Santo they have always been a lot of fun.
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Old 13-04-2012, 20:43
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Sale Sharks V Bath (Aviva Premiership RU)

BBC Bristol - Damian Derrick and Tom Bradshaw (1548MW / 104.6FM / Online) (95.5FM joins from 8pm)
BBC Radio 5 Live - Chris Jones (updates)
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Old 14-04-2012, 18:45
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BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
Cricket: Warwicks v Somerset Richard Wilford


BBC Oxford
Cricket: MCCU Oxford v Worcs Hedley Feast

I suspect that Martin Emmerson of BBC Newcastle is commentating on Durham again this season.
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Old 14-04-2012, 19:21
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Radio Borders - Saturday 14th April 2012

Saturday Sports Live (Melrose 7's Special): 12-7pm

Bruce Millar Presents the programme. Stuart McFarlane also in studio with all the local and national football scores. Also looking at the latest from other local rugby games today.

Commentary from Stuart McCulloch and Kenny Houston. Stuart Cameron is reporting/pitchside

Grand National race report: Rob Hogarth (Radio Borders' horse racing expert)
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Old 15-04-2012, 18:05
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BBC Bristol

London Welsh V Bristol (RFU Championship Playoffs Group A) - Damian Derrick and Mark Hoskins (1548MW / DAB / Online)
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Old 15-04-2012, 23:30
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It will be interesting to see what Radio 5 Live choose to do on 26th May - commentary on the Second Test Match between England and West Indies will be going out on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra on that day, so I wonder which event they'll choose to cover on 5 Live. Normally you'd expect them to do the Premiership Final but I wonder if they'd take it upon themselves to provide an alternative to talkSPORT and do the League One Play-Off Final, particularly if it involves a Sheffield club.
There is absolutely no way that 5L should do a L1 play-off at the expense of the Premiership Final. The fact that a Sheffield club will / will not be involved is neither here nor there.

Surely, which is of the greater interest to the public is the only question?

As to providing an alternative to TS, you have been asking 5L to do something different to football for ages Diff. You cannot have your cake and eat it!
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Old 16-04-2012, 14:22
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Another BBC radio programme/poll on football commentary.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17705832
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Old 16-04-2012, 14:43
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There is absolutely no way that 5L should do a L1 play-off at the expense of the Premiership Final. The fact that a Sheffield club will / will not be involved is neither here nor there.

Surely, which is of the greater interest to the public is the only question?

As to providing an alternative to TS, you have been asking 5L to do something different to football for ages Diff. You cannot have your cake and eat it!
You're putting words into my mouth. I never said this is what Radio 5 Live should do, I was merely putting it out there that this is something they may choose to do.

We all know how 5 Live Sport has become increasingly ratings-driven in recent years, with them regularly opting to do football discussion programmes when they could be providing live commentaries. As you say in your second paragraph, the biggest question is which is of greater public interest - it's not unrealistic based on past form that 5 Live might deem the League One Play-Off Final, if it involves a well supported club, is of more public interest than the Premiership Final and thus choose to do that on AM. I'm not saying that would be right, I'm saying that it's not beyond the realms of possibility.

That being said, there does seem to be a fair bit of "Keeping up with the Jones'" when it comes to 5 Live Sport's decision making, in that they'll often match talkSPORT's output when both have access to the same sporting events or are in a position to put out similar broadcasts (whether this is live coverage of sporting events, discussion programmes or phone-ins). It hasn't escaped my notice that 5 Live have taken the lower league Play-Off Finals far more seriously, always doing commentary on them unless there is another major sporting event taking place at the same time, since talkSPORT won shared rights to the three finals in the mid 2000s. Therefore assuming talkSPORT will be doing the Premiership Final on AM, there's a part of me that thinks 5 Live wouldn't dare not broadcast it as well in case not doing so would lose them a fair share of the audience available to them.
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Old 16-04-2012, 15:08
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BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
Cricket: Warwicks v Somerset Richard Wilford
To give you the full details of BBC Midlands' coverage of the whole four days of the County Championship Division One match from Edgbaston; Clive Eakin (on Thursday and Sunday), Mike Taylor (Friday) and Richard Wilford (Saturday) were the main commentators for the BBC Sport website while updating BBC WM and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire once every hour, with Edgbaston museum curator Phil Britt - @CricketingBears on Twitter - doing the bulk of the summarising online and Brian Halford, the Birmingham Mail's Warwickshire CCC correspondent, doing the odd stint in his absence.

Looking at BBC WM's speedway coverage, Mike Taylor was due to be at the Wolverhampton Wolves v Belle Vue Aces match on Tuesday (10th April) before that was postponed, while Rob Gurney reported on the Birmingham Brummies v Wolverhampton Wolves Elite League fixture the following evening during their live commentary of Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion in the football. This week's commentaries will be Wolverhampton Wolves v Eastbourne Eagles (tonight) and Birmingham Brummies v Coventry Bees (Thursday).
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Old 16-04-2012, 15:23
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Monday 16th April - talkSPORT

Hawksbee & Jacobs

World Snooker Championship 2012 Draw
talkSPORT Towers, London - Andrew McKenna compered, with Paul Hawksbee drawing the seeded players and Andy Jacobs drawing the unseed players

Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Barry Hearn and Mark Pearson (the latter being tournament sponsor Betfred.com's head of media and the resident betting expert on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast) joined Hawksbee & Jacobs in the studio to preview and provide analysis on the draw, which was made at 1.45pm.

Live video of the draw was streamed on talkSPORT.co.uk via Ustream. Not sure if they'll be archiving the video if anyone wants to watch it back but from watching live and listening on AM at the same time, the Ustream pictures and sound were actually about five seconds ahead of the radio.
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Old 20-04-2012, 00:18
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Thursday 19th April - BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

5 Live Baseball with Nat Coombs (in London) and Josh Chetwynd (in Tucson, Arizona)

Baseball: National League
Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals - Mike Shannon and John Rooney (commentary provided by KMOX 1120AM - "The St. Louis Cardinals radio network")

The game was joined in-progress due to 5LSE's county cricket coverage overrunning, but only in its very early stages during the top of the first inning.
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Old 20-04-2012, 14:53
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BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport website

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th April

Cricket: County Championship Division One
Middlesex v Surrey - Alison Mitchell, Kevin Howells, Kevin Hand, Mark Church, David Townsend and Johnny Barran (commentary)

Mitchell was at Lord's on the first day with Howells covering the other three, both being there also to report into Radio 5 Live. The other four commentators were also there for BBC London (Hand and Townsend being their Middlesex duo with Church and Barran covering Surrey).


Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd April

Cricket: County Championship Division One
Lancashire v Warwickshire - Kevin Howells, Scott Read, Clive Eakin, Richard Wilford, Mike Taylor and Phil Britt (commentary)

Howells is reporting for Radio 5 Live, which I believe he'll be doing for the full four days. Read is BBC Radio Manchester and Lancashire's correspondent while covering the game for BBC WM and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire are Eakin (Thursday), Wilford (Friday), Taylor (Saturday and Sunday) and summariser Britt (all four days).
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Old 21-04-2012, 13:35
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Kevin Hand and Iain O'Brien commentating on Middlesex v Durham for BBC London website (Martin Emmerson of BBC Newcastle not covering Durham until 9th May) whilst Mark Church and Jonny Barron (with Dave Bradley of BBC Hereford and Worcesterdhire) commentating on Surrey v Worcestershire.

Dave Callaghan (with Paul Newton (not today) and David Brett of BBC Essex) commentating on Yorkshire v Essex for BBC Leeds online.

Dave Bracegirdle commentating on Notts v Somerset for BBC Nottingham online.
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Old 21-04-2012, 19:05
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Saturday 21st April 2012
Radio Borders - Saturday Sports Live - 2-7pm

'Dubbed as Super Saturday'

Bruce Miller presents the programme from Tweedbank.

RBS Scottish Cup Final - From Murrayfield
Gala v Ayr
- Stuart McCulloch and Stuart Cameron

Hawick Sevens - Mansfield Park

Kenny Houston and Stuart McFarlane

For anyone that doesn't know there is a series of Border's sevens tournaments (other than Melrose which is televised) and the winner wins the 'Radio Borders Kings of the Sevens' in Mid May at the last tournament in Jedburgh. Tomorrow is Berwick Sevens.
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