Macquarie Sports Radio launches two new shows as part of further lineup changes
Macquarie Sports Radio has made further changes to its host lineup and launched a new video marketing campaign.
Radio Today can reveal that two new shows have been launched as part of the Weekday lineup this week.
Afternoons with Mieke Buchan, Shane McInnes & Sam Stove will no longer be heard.
In its place, Buchan will host a new Afternoons show from 2pm-4pm and is joined by Billy McGee, while James Willis has moved across from 2GB to host a new show called ‘Halftime’ from 12pm-2pm.
There has also been a change to the Melbourne/Perth Breakfast lineup.
Tony Leonard has moved from Breakfast to Mornings with Tiffany Cherry and David Morrow.
He’s been replaced on Breakfast by former Geelong star Jimmy Bartel, who steps into a full-time hosting role after recurring guest slots, and joins Tony Shaw, with Matt Thompson continuing as anchor.
“We launched our new national sports network Macquarie Sports Radio in April, and already we’ve seen a terrific response from listeners on air, online and on demand via podcast,” Macquarie Media national executive producer Michael Thompson told Radio Today.
“The new programs on air this week reflect our commitment to fun, engaging programs focusing on all sports.
“So far this week ‘Halftime’ with James Willis has already seen special guest co-hosts Andrew Gaze and Darren Lehmann, with Darren set to feature prominently in Macquarie Sports Radio’s cricket commentary team this summer.”
Buchan and McGee are also hosting a Saturday Morning show from 7am-12pm.
“Billy and Mieke are a great combination with terrific knowledge across all sports and a real sense of fun,” Thompson said. “They are perfect for Saturday mornings, the biggest day in sport.
Former Arvo hosts Sam Stove and Shan McInness will remain with the network.
“Sam is on holidays and will be back on air later this month; Shane will continue to appear on the station in addition to his primary role on 3AW,” Thompson also revealed.
The new Melbourne Breakfast show hosts feature in one video from the new marketing campaign.
Another clip stars other Macquarie Sports hosts and regular guests, including Gaze, Lehmann, Ian Chappell, Jimmy Bartell, Mark Riddell, David Schwartz, David Ellen, and Glenn Lazarus
The clip also features the tagline ‘All Sports, All The Time’.
The changes following the recent launch of the new Sydney & Brisbane Breakfast show with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell recently.