Sky Sports News Radio

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Sky Sports News Radio
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Slogan Give us 15 minutes, we'll give you the world of sport
First air date June 2010
Format Sports news
Language(s) English
Owner British Sky Broadcasting
Sister stations Sky Sports News HD
Website www.skysports.com/radio

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.

History[edit]

The station was launched in June 2010 and broadcasts online and via digital platforms from the Sky Sports Digital Media Centre in Leeds. The station went live when its sister TV channel was removed from Freeview.[1] The station can also be listened to via the Sky Sports Apps and more recently third party platforms such Radioplayer, TuneIn Radio and The Pure Lounge.

Programming[edit]

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, a former BBC News24 reporter and BBC Midlands Today sports presenter. The Assistant Editor is Tim Thornton.[2]

The station launched on Radioplayer, 21 March 2014. The launch coincided with a change in format with the tagline "Give us 15 minutes, we’ll give you the world of sport". Sky Sports News Radio simulcasts Gillette Soccer Saturday with Jeff Stelling as well as the Midweek Soccer Specials. Sky Sports' talent including Jamie Redknapp, Jamie Carragher and Sir Ian Botham provide regular live contributions to the channel.

Transmission[edit]

Currently the Sky Sports News Radio Output can be heard on the following platforms.

  • Internet

Online Player www.skysports.com/radio

  • Applications

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
Radioplayer

  • External (Third Party Feeds)

Pure Radio
Magicbox Radio
TuneIn Radio
Pure Radio Lounge
Rad.io
SoundCloud - Sky Sports News Radio

The service is currently not geo-locked meaning streams can be accessed worldwide.

Presenters[edit]

The station's roster of broadcasters include former Talksport presenter and commentator Chris Cooper, former Real Radio Sports Editor Ben Ransom and another former Talksport presenter Tom Macleod. The station's imaging is produced by Dan Quick.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sky Sports News Radio goes free, Radio Today, 23 August 2010
  2. ^ Media UK

External links[edit]