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EON Sports Radio axed live on air

Australia’s 24/7 national sports radio station, EON Sports Radio, will no longer be broadcasting local programs.

Local hosts Cameron Luke and Richie Callander told listeners on air last Friday “We are definitely done, oh… okay, as it stands now we are ending EON Sports Radio now”.

Callander said: “When EON first was broadcast the company that acquired EON original is being wound up, then it was a new structure, we hope that we’re back here on Monday.

“I think from what I am hearing that will not be the case,” Luke replied.

“The stopping of EON has nothing to do with what happened on air, nothing at all, so it was behind the scenes structure and how management couldn’t get together and make things work, I hope everyone out there has enjoyed it, I can tell you it’s more disappointing for us than anyone out there, and the position it’s left a lot of us in,” Callander said.

EON Sports Radio will continue to broadcast online and across its digital radio channels, however, it will no longer have any local announcers.

Dan Lonergan, EON Sports morning host joined the show to say goodbye.

“I’m coming in to say goodbye and tell everyone I have enjoyed it… it’s a sad day, I wish it could continue because we’ve all worked very hard… we had a point of difference, we have very talented people here, but it’s sad that we just haven’t been able to make it work.”

Launching in July last year, the radio station was the first national 24/7 sports radio station in Australia.

According to The Australian’s Media Dairy, the hosts were only given approximately 10 minutes notice to close the show.

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