1116 SEN

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1116 SEN
City of license Melbourne, Victoria
Broadcast area Melbourne
Branding 1116 SEN
Slogan Melbourne's Home of Sport
Frequency 1116 kHz AM
First air date 29 November 1931 (1931-11-29) (as 3AK)
2004 (2004) (as 1116 SEN)
Format Sports radio
Language(s) English
Audience share 3.2% (March 2015, GfK Australia)
Callsign meaning see 3AK
Owner Pacific Star Network
(Victorian Radio Network Pty Ltd)
Sister stations 3MP 1377
Aussie Digital
KOOOL Digital
Website 1116 SEN

1116 SEN (ACMA 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.


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.

In July 2015, the newsroom shared between SEN and sister station 3MP 1377 was closed, replaced with a service from Macquarie National News.[1][2]

In November 2015, it was announced that Francis Leach would depart ABC Grandstand Digital following the axing of the Grandstand Breakfast programme, and will again join SEN, hosting SEN Breakfast alongside David “The Ox” Schwarz to replace The Morning Glory.[3] Current co-host Andy Maher will move to afternoons, launching SEN Lunch Break, moving Daniel Harford into drive with Mark Allen.[3] Andrew Gaze will remain in a fill-in role, with Tim Watson to depart the station.[3]


  • 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, but returned in 2015. The show is produced by Michael Leeds and Kate Mitchell. 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 Joe Pignataro.
  • 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 right-wing opinions on politics and co-host "Casual Friday". The show is produced by Kerry Lambert and Brayden Ingram.
  • 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 Andy from Pakenham. 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. The show is produced by Brayden Ingram.
  • 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.
  • On The Grid is the only show on Australian commercial radio focusing on motor racing. The weekly show is hosted by Tony Schibeci, with topics including V8 Supercars, Formula 1, Moto GP, superbike racing, rallying, Formula 3, Sprint cars and drag racing. Guests include drivers, with opinions and discussions on motorsport.
  • 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.
  • Crunch Time has been voted the most outstanding radio football program for 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2013. Crunch Time ask all the questions that matter both on and off the field, in the game, in the crunch. Anthony Hudson, Mark Robinson, Dermott Brereton and David King (Australian rules footballer) each week will analyse Friday night's game and bring you the most in depth preview of Saturday's games to follow.
  • The Coaches Box takes you inside the pressure cooker of an AFL coaches box. Each Friday night throughout the AFL season, Anthony Hudson, Dermott Brereton, Cameron Mooney and Rohan Connolly will be joined by an AFL senior coach to give you a unique insider’s perspective on the games’ biggest issues.


  1. ^ Gunn, Nikole (8 July 2015). "Another one bites the dust". Radio Today. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Rawsthorne, Sally (8 July 2015). ""Melbourne’s Home of Sport" shutters its newsroom". MediaWeek. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Francis Leach returns to SEN as part of new 2016 line-up". 1116 SEN. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 

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