Grimsby Town games go Digital
BBC Radio Humberside is to broadcast football commentary on Grimsby Town games next season, but some will be exclusive to DAB.
The station is urging Mariners fans to make sure they have access to DAB digital radio, because certain games will be relegated to DAB leaving FM and AM free for other matches.
The deal also sees the return of BBC commentaries after a break of two years. Compass FM gave up their rights due to the economic downturn, as Lincs FM Group Director of Programming Sean Dunderdale told us: "We have found it impossible to compete with the substancial sum offered from the licence-fee by BBC Radio Humberside to Grimsby Town.
"Rest assured Compass FM will continue to provide positive coverage of the Mariners forthcoming season, coverage that will remain on FM and not relegated to DAB because of the Premiership and the Championship."
The first commentary is today (08/08/09) when Grimsby Town travel to Cheltenham Town. The match will be carried on 1485 medium wave and DAB digital radio.
Radio Humberside Editor Derek McGill said: "We're really pleased to have reached a commentary agreement with Grimsby Town. It means we will be aiming to broadcast more commentaries than ever before on local games involving Grimsby, Scunthorpe United and Hull City."