SEN’s jam-packed AFL coverage lineup

Sports Entertainment Network has announced their AFL coverage additions today, adding to its list of commentary talent, including Luke HodgeNathan JonesNat Edwards, and Matt Hill.

And in another coup, Collingwood coach Craig McRae will share his first-year coaching journey fortnightly on 1116 SEN’s drive show The Run Home with Andy & Gazey

Dual Norm Smith medallist Luke Hodge will join the award-winning 1116 SEN Saturday morning program Crunch Time from 11 am-1 pm. 

Hodge will sit alongside well-known SEN broadcasters Gerard WhateleyDermott Brereton and Kane Cornes on the weekly program. 

Luke Hodge will also make a regular midweek appearance on mornings with Whateley as well as providing expert commentary on AFL Nation games throughout the season.  

Sundays will look different in 2022. AFL journalist and sports presenter Nat Edwards will host an all-new Sunday Crunch Time morning program, from 11 am-1 pm. Crunch Time this Saturday and Sunday will be live from the MCG Festival of Footy Live Site.

SEN is also thrilled that former Melbourne Demon’s captain and much-loved player Nathan Jones is joining AFL Nation as the Friday night expert alongside 1988 Brownlow medallist Gerard Healy, with two of the best callers in the business, Gerard Whateley and Anthony Hudson calling the play-by-play action. 

Former Geelong player Josh Jenkins will join as a new regular on 1116 SEN Melbourne drive program The Run Home with Andy & Gazey every Friday, from 3 pm-6 pm.

Jenkins will join Andrew Maher behind the microphone, looking at not just AFL games and insights but the broader news cycle from across the week. 

After years of coaching experience at The Adelaide Crows, Collingwood and Geelong, Brenton Sanderson will also join the AFL Nation team as an expert commentator during matches across the weekend. 

Former AFL forward Scott Cummings joins the SEN WA team and will call all Perth AFL matches alongside Tim GossagePaul Hasleby and Peter Vlahos throughout the season. 

Sports commentator Matt Hill, regarded as one of the best all-round calling talents, will return to Sunday afternoons on AFL Nation

Iconic AFL figure Daisy Pearce will also return to the Sports Entertainment Network, taking up her position on AFL Nation as well as being a regular on Whateley, so too will Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield, re-joining Whateley and continuing his own fishing and boating show Reel Adventures each Saturday morning.

Highly talented Jo Wotton has also re-joined the play-by-play commentary team. Wotton will call alongside Gerard Whateley, Anthony Hudson, Dwayne RussellMatt Hill, Andrew Maher, Sam HargreavesMatthew CocksJordan KounelisKym DillonMiles Pfitzner and Tom Rehn.

Rounding out SEN’s expert commentary team are Campbell BrownNick Dal SantoAdam CooneyLiam PickeringDarryl WakelinBrent StakerHamish Hartlett and Andrew Krakouer, who all return for season 2022.

SEN’S Group Radio Director Sam Thompson is thrilled by the level of recruits.

“The AFL Nation broadcast team on SEN is a stellar line-up of new and returning talent who all have diverse experiences in AFL, whether a player, coach or expert journalist. It will make for appointment-listening right across the season,” Thompson said.  

SEN will broadcast real-time audio on-site with SEN Stadium. 

The MCG, Marvel Stadium and Perth’s Optus Stadium will all be active this weekend as the world-first initiative ramps up. Fans can connect their phone via the SEN app to the stadium wifi and enjoy a first-class audio experience.

SEN is covering every bounce, game, and round across the entire network. The SEN app will feature the latest news and will stream every game live.

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16 Mar 2022 - 8:49 am

That’s a lot of staff and resources. Now they just need some listeners !

31 Mar 2022 - 12:58 am

@Mike: While SEN may have a lower overall audience in the big cities they broadcast to due to more competition from other radio stations, the AFL Nation coverage is distributed/syndicated to many other radio stations across Australia in all states and territories (except the A.C.T and adjacent NSW border towns and villages), therefore the total audience listening to many games across Australia is bigger than you may realise.


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