Sky Sports News Radio
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom|
|Slogan||The Home of Sport|
|First air date||June 2010|
|Owner||British Sky Broadcasting|
|Sister stations||Sky Sports News HD|
Sky Sports News Radio is a British online radio station broadcasting sports news, results and information 24 hours a day. It is a sister service to the television channel Sky Sports News.
The station was launched in June 2010 and broadcasts online and via digital platforms from the Teamtalk studios in Leeds. It originally broadcast from 0800 to 1800 only, expanding to a full 24-hour schedule in August 2010 to coincide with the start of the 2010-11 football season. The station was initially only available to Sky Sports subscribers, but became free to all listeners when its sister TV channel was removed from Freeview. The station can also be listened to via the Sky Sports Apps and more recently third party platforms such as TuneIn Radio and The Pure Lounge.
News reports are sourced from the Sky Sports News newsroom, Sky News Radio and information is shared with SkySports.com who are based in the same office. The station's managing editor is Mark Chesworth. He is assisted on the Editorial side by Tim Thornton and on the Production side by Dave Armstrong.
Alongside live programming throughout the day the station also broadcasts radio versions of several Sky Sports programmes, including Gillette Soccer Saturday on Saturdays from 1500 to 1800, midweek editions of Gillette Soccer Special and the football phone-in programme You're On Sky Sports. During the American football season, the station broadcasts an NFL preview on Friday evenings.
The station is designed to be a radio version of what you see on the TV With latest breaking Sports News from around the clock including the biggest stories from The Barclay’s Premier League, The Football League and Super League.
Weekdays on the station take a similar structure to TV with the programme names Good Morning Sports Fans, First Fast Now, News at One. There are two new shows called Sports Talk and the Sport Centre. Weekends include input from the Sunday Supplement, Football League Weekend, The Cricket Writers and Soccer AM/Cricket AM.
Currently the Sky Sports News Radio Output can be heard on the following platforms.
Online Player www.skysports.com/radio
Sky Sports News App - Apple Version from the App Store
Sky Sports News App – Android Version
Sky Sports News App – Windows Phone
Football Score Centre – Apple Version
Football Score Centre - Android Version
- External (Third Party Feeds)
Pure Radio Lounge
The service is currently not geo-locked meaning streams can be accessed worldwide.
The station's roster of broadcasters include former Talksport presenter and commentator Chris Cooper, former TEAMtalk 252 football commentator Tim Thornton, who is also the station's deputy editor, Rangers TV presenter Emma Dodds and former Real Radio Sports Editor Ben Ransom. The station's imaging is produced by Dave Armstrong who used to work at Galaxy.