Radio Humberside loses Hull commentary deal
Hull City has ended its agreement with BBC Radio Humberside and signed a new deal with Viking 2 for providing live commentary.
Coverage of the 46 home and away games will be available on 1161 AM and DAB during local opt-outs from networked programming, as the Bauer station renews its deal with the club.
Last season both stations provided live commentary of Hull City matches.
The arrangement will see Viking and the Tigers collaborate on charity causes, promoting fundraising and awareness for the WWF and cash for kids campaign. There will also be exclusive competitions and content for Viking listeners.
BBC Radio Humberside will continue to have access to matches and provide score flashes along with pre and post-match summaries. The station said on Twitter: “We are disappointed Hull City has chosen to withdraw from our agreement. We have enjoyed bringing listeners live commentary and we’re sad we will no longer be able to provide this service. We want to work with the club in the future and will continue to provide the latest news about Hull City for our audiences.”
Paul Corrigan, Viking FM Station Director said: “Viking FM is very proud to be working in partnership with the club. As the local radio station for Hull we always strive to bring the most relevant content to our listeners. Over the last year, we have received excellent feedback about our commentary. We can’t wait to see what the next year will bring as we extend the partnership activity while championing the Tigers next season.”
Hull City Tigers Commercial Manager Joseph Clutterbrook added: “We’re delighted to once again be working in partnership with Viking FM for the upcoming season. They have been a long-standing supporter of the club and we look forward to further growing that relationship over the coming months.”
— BBC Radio Humberside (@RadioHumberside) July 31, 2017