Bryan Fletcher and Andrew Voss to join 1170 SEN Sydney

Former Origin and Australian champion player Bryan ‘Fletch’ Fletcher will join 1170 SEN, co-hosting drive 3-6pm Monday-Friday with Joel Caine. Andrew Voss will be hosting the channel’s breakfast show.

The announcement:

Sports Entertainment Network has announced its second big name signing for Sydney’s new home of sport 1170 SEN.

Former Origin and Australian star player and lovable larrakin Bryan ‘Fletch’ Fletcher will join the new station, co-hosting drive 3-6pm Monday-Friday with Joel Caine.

“I’m super excited to be joining Joel on 1170 SEN Sydney for the drive home. It’s my first proper radio hosting gig so it’s going to be something new and I can’t wait,” Fletch said.

“Joel’s a little left-of-center and I’m a lot left-of-centre so anything could happen,” Fletch said.

Caine, currently hosting breakfast with Jimmy Smith on SENTrack in NSW – including SENTrack 1539 Sydney which launched yesterday, will move to co-hosting drive when 1170 SEN launches ahead of a big finish to the Australian sports calendar, including State of Origin and a marquee Test series between Australia and India.

SEN’s Craig Hutchison said Fletch would bring a unique bent to the station.

“Fletch is not only an outstanding former player, he’s a great character and his work on Fox League, The Footy Show and Matty Johns’ show with Fletch and Hindy proves his great ability to connect with audiences,” Hutchison said.

“Both he and Joel are knock-about, natural storytellers, and together they will bring heaps of irreverence and fun to the drive home.”

Fletcher played 125 games for the Sydney Roosters, 45 for South Sydney, 14 State of Origin games for NSW and 13 Tests for Australia.

Earlier this week, SEN announced Andrew Voss as its 1170 SEN breakfast show host.

“We are honoured and thrilled that Vossy will lead the charge when we launch. He has built a truly special connection with Sydney audiences not only as as the man voted the most popular rugby league caller in the country, but as one of sport’s great all-rounders including his coverage of both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cups and championships as well as an array of sports from surfboat racing, to touch football, to triathlons and even bull riding,” Hutchison said.

“He’ll have an opinion and drive a contemporary sports-led breakfast show.”

Fox League’s Voss said he was excited to be joining 1170 SEN Sydney.

“I’ve always loved radio from the moment I started my career in the media way back in 1987, so the opportunity to get back into it and create something unique was really appealing. The show is going to be a bit like reading the paper from back to front – there will be plenty of sport, but we’ll also cover what’s making news. I can’t wait to chat to listeners and take Sydney’s sporting-pulse each weekday morning,” Voss said.

“As someone who likes his poker, I’ll put it this way, we’ll be pushing our chips all-in to make a great breakfast show like no other in the market.”

Acclaimed sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley’s number one sports radio show* will also be heard live on 1170 SEN and DAB+ from 12-1pm Monday – Thursday, with other talent signings to be announced shortly.

Earlier this week SEN announced that acclaimed racing broadcaster Andrew Bensley would take-up hosting duties for its mornings show on the
new SENTrack 1539 and DAB+ in Sydney and also simulcast on SENTrack Wollongong 1575 AM, Gosford 801 AM, Melbourne 1593 AM, and in Queensland on Ingham 96.9 FM, Atherton 99.1 FM and from 4th September in Brisbane on 1053AM and Gold Coast 1620AM.

SEN acquired the 2CH 1170 AM radio licence in June this year and plans to continue Classic Hits 2CH on DAB+ and via live streaming on the app and web.

Sydney audiences will have a choice of four Sports Entertainment Network DAB+ stations: 1170 SEN, 1539 SENTrack, Classic Hits 2CH and also SEN Vic channel for those who want to tap into programming including Melbourne’s most downloaded breakfast show: Breakfast with Garry Lyon & Tim Watson.

If it’s happening in sport here or around the world, 1170 SEN Sydney will take you there – with live coverage of NRL, State of Origin, Test cricket, Big Bash, A-League, AFL and racing – alongside, news, opinion and debate from the country’s biggest names in sport.

1170 SEN can also be heard via the SEN app.

* Source: July Australian Podcast Ranker.

Source: Ballpark media release


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