1116 SEN

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1116 SEN
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City of license Melbourne, Australia
Broadcast area Melbourne
Branding SEN 1116
Slogan "Melbourne's Home of Sport"
"Melbourne's Home of Footy"
"Melbourne's Home of Fox Sports"
Frequency 1116 kHz AM
First air date 2004
Format Talk/Sport
Class Commercial
Callsign meaning SEN - Sports Entertainment Network
Former callsigns 3AK
Affiliations Fox Sports
Owner Pacific Star Network Limited
Sister stations MyMP, Aussie
Webcast http://sen1116.conexim.com.au/sen1116_16.asx
Website www.sen.com.au

1116 SEN (callsign 3AK), the acronym standing for Sports Entertainment Network, is a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia, operating on 1116 kHz. It is currently owned and operated by Pacific Star Network Limited.

History[edit]

SEN began in late January 2004 in a deal engineered by former 5AA General Manager, Danny Staffieri, leasing the 3AK frequency from Pacific Star Network Limited.

In early 2005 SEN 1323 was launched in Adelaide simulcasting from SEN 1116 bar the Saturday morning show (Mark Aiston, Matthew Primus & Mark Bickley) & SANFL broadcasts. This ceased after SEN 1323 when into administration and was rebranded as Cruise 1323.

Shows[edit]

  • Morning Glory began in 2004 as the SEN breakfast program and is hosted by Andrew Maher, and Andrew Gaze. It was originally hosted by Garry Lyon, Billy Brownless and Tim Watson, but Lyon left the show after 2004 and Maher was brought in. Watson left the show at the end of 2013. The show is produced by Michael Leeds and Joe Pignataro. The Show's buttons are pushed by Peter "Magic Fingers" McGinley.
  • Hungry for Sport has run since 2004 by Kevin "KB" Bartlett, Hungry for Sport runs from 9-12 weekdays and is a play on Bartlett's nickname of Hungry. Regular segments include appearances from Patrick Smith, Greg Denham (chief football writer for The Australian), "Get something off your chest", The Buzz, Jon Ralph, "Friday Sports Chat" with Neil Balme and Dave Culbert. The show is produced by Pat Lyttleton, also known as 'Four Toes'.
  • Harf Time is hosted by Daniel Harford in the afternoon slot. "Harf Time" was named as a pun on words to "Half Time" of a sporting match. Mark Robinson hosts discussions of Australian Football League, and the program includes segments such as 'Jesaulenko You Beauty' co-hosted by Des Dowling, Rodney Hogg, Carlos Alberto Diego, Adam Peacock, and Nathan Thompson. Rita Panahi and Jason Richardson provide opinions on politics and co-host "Casual Friday". The show is produced by Kerry Lambert and Michael Leeds.
  • The Run Home is hosted by Mark Allen and David Schwarz. Dermott Brereton was in place of Schwarz since the show's inception in 2004, when the original lineup included Hudson, Brereton and Matthew Hardy. The hosts take listeners calls on The Soapbox, with some regular characters including Terrence from Toorak, Vito, Jose from Spain, Mario from Doncaster, Jim from Hawthorn, Steve from Mitcham and Elmo. Regular sporting contributors include Nick Maxwell, Dermott Brereton, Rohan Connolly, Scott Lucas, Mark Robinson and Cameron Mooney. There are also lifestyle segments including Your Money with Jason Cunningham, Talking Entertainment with Leigh Paastch, Beer O'Clock with Julie Hancock, and Tech Talk with Danny Gorog. The program is produced by Mitchell Scott.
  • Evenings with Mark Fine in the late night slot
  • All Night Appetite is a daily show that runs overnight, with news and interviews, hosted by Scott Cooney, Darren Parkin and Benny Jones. It features various other guests.
  • Racing Fix - Bryan Martin, Jason Richardson and Brad Spicer discuss racing news, and give betting predictions for the day ahead at the track.
  • Saturday Spotlight is a morning show co-hosted by former US college star and 177th ranked Australian-Indian golf pro Mark Allen, and former Geelong Cats Best and Fairest winner Liam Pickering. Later in the show Melbourne sports journalist Damien Barrett leads a discussion of weekly sports issues.

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Coordinates: 37°49′37″S 145°0′35″E / 37.82694°S 145.00972°E / -37.82694; 145.00972