Vision Australia broadcasting the tennis and Midsumma Festival

With the Australian Open (AO) already heating up Vision Australia Radio (VAR) in partnership with AO Radio is simulcasting the tennis tournament through to the Men’s final on January 28th, 2024.

All the Rod Laver Arena matches, plus regular score updates from the outside courts, will be broadcast across the VAR network along with news, player interviews and more. AO Radio has additional programming for tennis fans across the tournament too.

You can listen to the Melbourne Park action via:

  • Adelaide: IRIS Digital Radio Adelaide from beginning of play until the end of play.
  • Melbourne: IRIS Digital Radio Melbourne from beginning of play until the end of play.
  • Perth: IRIS Digital Radio Perth from beginning of play until the end of play.
  • Darwin: VAR Digital Radio Darwin from 5.30 pm local time
  • Regional Victoria and Albury: Vision Australia Radio local services from 7.00 pm local time

Or your local radio service on the VAR website.

Regular programming with occur outside of the above times and from 29 January.

Vision Australia Radio has also become an access and inclusion partner to Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, supporting the festival to become more available to the blind and low vision community. VAR will host their first ever outside broadcast from Carnival Day this Sunday January 21, with a focus on the intersection of disability and queerness.

Vision Australia’s Community Partnerships Coordinator, Jason Gipps said this partnership was in step with recent listener survey data showing that 27% of the network’s audience identified as being part of the diverse LGBTQIA+ community.

Gipps said:

“The partnership ensures Vision Australia Radio supports the needs of our dedicated listeners and the community we represent.

It recognises and celebrates the intersection of queerness and blindness and all disability communities. We’re proud of this wonderful branding opportunity.”

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