1170 SEN Sydney welcomes new presenters, SEN Spirit goes live

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SEN Sydney Lineup
Andrew Voss, Joel Caine, Bryan Fletcher, Jimmy Smith

It’s a big week for Crocmedia and the Pacific Star Network, with more additions to the new SEN Sydney lineup confirmed and SEN Spirit 621AM launching to air.

Last week Crocmedia confirmed that 2CH 1170 AM would be re-branded as 1170 SEN Sydney, ‘Sydney’s Home Of Sport’, with Andrew Voss to host a new Breakfast show.

More of the lineup has now been announced, with Bryan Fletcher and Joel Caine announced as the new Drive show on Weekdays, 3pm-6pm.

Caine will move across from SENTrack NSW (including SENTrak1539 Sydney which launched over the weekend) where he currently hosts Breakfast with Jimmy Smith.

Bryan ‘Fletch’ Fletcher is a former Origin and Australian representative.

“I’m super excited to be joining Joel on 1170 SEN Sydney for the drive home. It’s my first proper radio hosting gig so it’s going to be something new and I can’t wait,” Fletch said.

“Joel’s a little left-of-center and I’m a lot left-of-centre so anything could happen.”

“Fletch is not only an outstanding former player, he’s a great character and his work on Fox League, The Footy Show and Matty Johns’ show with Fletch and Hindy proves his great ability to connect with audiences,” Craig Hutchison said.

“Both he and Joel are knock-about, natural storytellers, and together they will bring heaps of irreverence and fun to the drive home.”

The new station will also get its own Evenings show hosted by Jimmy Smith, who’ll come across from SENTrack to host from 6pm-9pm Weekdays.

“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,” Smith said.

Crocmedia has not yet confirmed an exact date for the launch of 1170 SEN Sydney but the network has indicated that it will be up and running before NRL finals and State Of Origin

Ahead of joining SEN, Andrew Voss said; “I’ve always loved radio from the moment I started my career in the media way back in 1987, so the opportunity to get back into it and create something unique was really appealing.

“The show is going to be a bit like reading the paper from back to front – there will be plenty of sport, but we’ll also cover what’s making news. I can’t wait to chat to listeners and take Sydney’s sporting-pulse each weekday morning.”

“We are honoured and thrilled that Vossy will lead the charge when we launch,” Hutchison added.

“He has built a truly special connection with Sydney audiences not only as as the man voted the most popular rugby league caller in the country, but as one of sport’s great all-rounders…”

As previously mentioned, Gerard Whateley will be heard on the station from 12pm-1pm from Monday to Thursday.

Meanwhile Andrew Bensley has been tapped to host a Mornings show on the new SENTrack 1539 and DAB+ in Sydney.

It will also be simulcast on SENTrack Wollongong 1575 AM, Gosford 801 AM, Melbourne 1593 AM, and in Queensland on Ingham 96.9 FM, Atherton 99.1 FM and from 4th September in Brisbane on 1053AM and Gold Coast 1620AM.

Crocmedia will continue to run 2CH Classic Hits on DAB+ and live streaming radio.

Meanwhile, SEN Spirit 621 Southwest has gone live in Western Australia today (Monday, August 24). Its Breakfast show is presented by commentator and radio host Tim Gossage, with former Hot FM and Radiowest announcer Naomi ‘Nay’ Pearce.

Pearce will also host Your Say With Nay from 10am-12pm Weekdays.

“I cannot wait to get back on the air and stir Gossie everyday. Radio has never left my veins and I look forward to re-connecting with my Southwest listeners and having an awesome

“I’m always happy to tell the world I’m a Bunbury boy and now to be part of the local community through this show is super exciting,” Gossage added.

Ash ‘Dillo’ Dillon is the host of a new ‘Long Lunch’ show which will begin at midday and carry on through the Drive slot.

Sportsday WA with Karl Langdon and Paul Hasleby will be heard from 5pm-8pm Weekdays.

“WA is a great sporting state and, we love to get behind our local teams across all codes. It’s really exciting to be able to bring all the latest sports news, big name interviews and live
action – while still delivering all the music that listeners have come to love from our station,” station manager Travis Green said.

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Peter Johnson
24 Aug 2020 - 1:44 pm

This is just insane. What are they seriously expecting to rate?

A 1% share?

24 Aug 2020 - 5:14 pm

How can this possibly be a commercial proposition? There’s already Sky Sports on the old 1017AM 2KY frequency which is well established. Big sports coverage on 2GB, ABC and TripleM. Macquarie tried and failed with a sport format on the popular and familiar 2UE radio frequency. Good luck to them. Can’t believe a bank is funding this in the current environment.

David James
24 Aug 2020 - 5:36 pm

Oldies will lament the loss of MOR music format.

Anthony maroon
24 Aug 2020 - 6:41 pm

If history is anything to go on ,Jim Smith will attract a large contingent of the female audience.A massive sex symbol in Cootumundra and surrounding areas .

25 Aug 2020 - 12:06 pm

Please tell me we won’t be losing Tim Webster & crew & our fabulous music lineup to nonstop sport. How insane it’s ridiculous I love to sing along to all the music much to the amusement of my Neighbours

26 Aug 2020 - 12:44 pm

What ? no chicks ? they’re hosting all the other footy shows , its un precdented

19 Apr 2022 - 8:57 am

Hiring andrew voss was your first mistake,how do you say he was voted the most popular caller when he has never called a grand final and was the number 3 caller at nine and the number 3 caller at fox.
Plus his ratings were so unpopular you had to put greg alexander with that bigheaded egomaniac to lift what little ratings he had left.
Feel sorry for greg.


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