Mike Fitzpatrick says Triple M Footy undeterred by COVID-19

Staff Writer

Triple M will continue its sports shows, despite the suspension of the AFL, NRL and other major sporting competitions in Australia and around the world.

In the AFL states, of Victoria and South Australia, the much-loved Triple M Footy Saturday Rub with James Brayshaw, Brian Taylor, Wayne Carey, Damian Barrett and Billy Brownless will continue as scheduled.

Following the Rub, listeners can relish in replays of some of the most classic AFL grand finals from. To kick it off this Saturday (March 28), the Rub team will recall the 1989 Geelong v Hawthorn grand final.

Triple M NRL fans, in NSW and Queensland, can tune into the Saturday Sin Bin with Paul Kent, Gorden Tallis, Anthony Maroon and James Hooper. Some of the NRL’s biggest rivalries will also be relived each Saturday afternoon, starting with game three of the 2019 State of Origin series this weekend.

Head of Triple M, Mike Fitzpatrick, said the network wants to offer listeners reprieve.

“We understand the decision by the AFL and NRL to suspend their competitions and, in their absence, we will work hard to ensure our audiences stay entertained,” he said.

“Just because there’s no footy on, it doesn’t mean we can’t talk about footy and relive some of the greatest moments!

“Hopefully we can provide a bit of reprieve in what is a challenging time for all.”

Rush Hour shows will still be heard weekdays between 6-7pm in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and 5:30-7pm in Adelaide. Local Dead Set Legends shows will also continue on Saturday mornings in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Sunday’s on Triple M will feature on-air concert series Couchapalooza running from 12pm local time every Sunday for a month (excluding Easter Sunday).

From Easter Thursday through to Easter Monday, Triple M will also broadcast the “essential” Quarantine 1000 playlist.

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