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28th May 2012
Absolute Radio has secured commentary rights for UEFA EURO 2012TM with Absolute Radio’s Jim Proudfoot commentating live on all of England and The Republic of Ireland’s group stage matches from Poland and the Ukraine and will also cover two quarter finals, one semi-final and the final.
Absolute Radio’s football coverage will be available on all platforms including, for the first time, on FM in London and the South East.
Absolute Radio will combine their live coverage with a daily show from Sony Radio Academy Award winner Arsenal legend and former England International Ian Wright for the duration of the tournament.
Ian Wright’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Football show will start at 5pm every day and will feature special guests, music, and listeners on the phone, creating a dynamic that will give the fans a voice, coupled with Wright’s own passionate comment and analysis. He will be joined every day by his regular Saturday co-presenter, comedian Ian Stone.
Then from 7pm-10pm Russ Williams will be joined by another regular on Saturday’s Rock N Roll Football show - Arsenal legend Perry Groves, to present a mixture of music and goals.
The matches will be available on 105.8FM in London and the South East as well as 1215AM nationwide, on digital radio, online, mobile and digital TV, meaning fans won’t miss a minute of the action.
“Absolute Radio broadcasting England & Ireland UEFA EURO 2012 matches across the network with the introduction of FM will take Rock ‘N’ Roll football to new heights this summer” said Paul Sylvester – Absolute Radio’s Head of Presentation. “Wrighty’s been there, he’s done it and he knows what the players will be going through. He’ll have an amazing insight and will give his views in his brilliantly unique way.”
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