Heart loses Ipswich Support
Ipswich Town FC have decided to exercise their get out clause with Heart FM with immediate effect and go back to BBC coverage from this coming season.
BBC Radio Suffolk, who continued away coverage last season, have won back the exclusive full commentary rights to cover Ipswich Town home and away.
Peter Cook, BBC Radio Suffolk's managing editor, said: “We're delighted to be returning full match commentary to the station. We know just how passionate our listeners are about the club and we're looking forward to celebrating a great season with them."
Heart recently stated that they would continue covering Ipswich games, but the team and its management decided not to carry on with the independent station after listening to supporters.
A Heart Suffolk spokesperson said: “We are delighted to have been able to mutually negotiate our way out of the football commentary contract, as speech is not synonymous with the Heart format. Heart Suffolk is delighted to announce that a new music show presented by Emma Bunton will be launched in the slot very soon.”
Simon Clegg, Ipswich Town’s chief executive, said: “I'm aware that there was disappointment expressed by some fans about the commentary rights last season.”