AFL legend Kevin Bartlett returns to radio with 3AW

After leaving SEN in July 2019 over a disagreement with new parent company Crocmedia, former AFL star Kevin Bartlett will return to radio for the 2020 AFL season, joining Nine Radio’s 3AW.

Bartlett will join the call team on the station every Sunday, as well as taking part in occasional Saturday twilight fixtures.

Bartlett is returning to radio with 3AW

Bartlett left SEN after 15 years with the station. In December 2017 he was moved from his mornings slot to the 3-6pm drive slot, a move he was reportedly unhappy about. He announced his exit shortly after.

Bartlett called for 3AW in the 1990s, prompting the station to call his return a “homecoming”.

His first 2020 match in the commentary box will be Sunday 22 March’s battle between Hawthorn and Brisbane.

Bartlett said: “I’m thrilled to be back on 3AW as I have great memories of calling the footy, hosting the Saturday sports show and working on the breakfast program. 2020 is going to be a massive year of football, and for me 3AW Football is the place to be.”

In his AFL career, Bartlett donned the yellow and black for Richmond 403 times between 1965 and 1983, ranking him third on the game’s all-time playing list.

After 18 years with the Tigers, in which he kicked 778 goals, he went on to coach the club for four years from 1988.

He also parlayed his playing and coaching days into a highly successful career as one of the AFL’s foremost analysts.

Calling alongside Bartlett will be Matt Granland, Matthew Richardson, Tony Shaw and Mick Warner.


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