Crocmedia reveals two additional radio channels for State of Origin 2019

Sports radio network Crocmedia has announced the launch of two tailored radio channels for the State of Origin 2019.

The announcement:

Crocmedia today announced an expansion of its Holden State of Origin 2019 broadcast with the introduction of two new parochial calls – Blues Radio and Maroons Radio – tailored for New South Wales and Queensland markets respectively.

Blues Radio and Maroons Radio will broadcast into key metropolitan and regional hubs to ensure passionate fans have access to play-by-play commentary and matchday analysis from the 38th instalment of the Holden State of Origin Series.

Spearheading the Blues Radio call team is veteran rugby league commentator, Brenton Speed, who is joined by Hall of Fame member Laurie Daley and former NSW halfback, Brett Kimmorley. Maroons Radio is headlined by experienced sports commentator Peter Psaltis with support from one-time Penrith premiership hero Scott Sattler and former Maroons enforcer Brent Tate.

Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane will again host Game 1 while Homebush Stadium in Sydney will host Game 3 of the series. Both venues remain the traditional homes of rugby league across the country.

In a landmark decision, Perth’s Optus Stadium will host Game 2 after Melbourne’s MCG played host to this fixture in 2018. Crocmedia Chief Executive Officer, Craig Hutchison spoke to the significance of providing rugby league content across the NRL heartland.

“It is important to service our NSW and QLD markets accordingly by providing tailored calls to die-hards that bleed Blue or Maroon – particularily when the sense of occasion is tremendous and the rivalry fierce,” he said.

“We believe wholeheartedly in choice at Crocmedia and are proud to make calls available through 3 different lenses – our audience can choose to be true Blue, a ‘Queenslander’ or enjoy an impartial call anywhere else in the country.”

Listen to NRL Nation’s Blues Radio and Maroons Radio across the Holden State of Origin 2019 Series streamed throughout NSW and regional Queensland with the Super Radio Network, Grant Broadcasters and Resonate QLD, as well as regional Western Australia on the Spirit Network and Central Australia on the CAAMA Network.

You can also follow all the big hits and key moments live on 1116 SEN in Melbourne and 1629 SEN in Adelaide as well as via the SEN App, on SEN.com.au, NRLNation.com.au and via the NRL.com website and the Official NRL App.

Source: Crocmedia media release


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