EON Sports Radio ditches local programming

Staff Writer

Looming financial problems has caused Melbourne digital sports radio network EON Sports to discontinue its Australian programming.

EON will no longer have local announcers, with hosts Cameron Luke and Richie Callander wrapping up their breakfast show for the very last time on Friday.

The pair were reportedly notified of the decision to close the show only 10 minutes prior to the on-air announcement.

EON will continue to broadcast across its digital channels and online airing TalkSport, a UK network that has an existing agreement with EON allowing the station to broadcast live English Premier League matches.

After launching in July 2016 under the eye of chief executive and high profile talent manager Glenn Wheatley, EON was dwarfed by a lack of commercial revenue, leading to staff and contributors failing to receive payment for their work.

EON was the first national 24/7 sports radio station in Australia and had several prominent hosts, including retired Australian netball star Bianca Chatfield and former professional footballer Josh Kennedy.

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