Yorkshire Coast Radio expands football coverage


Yorkshire Coast Radio is expanding its local football coverage to include commentaries for Whitby Town and Bridlington Town.

The UKRD station already covers Scarborough Athletic with home and away match commentary, and the extra games will be available via Yorkshire Coast Radio Extra services online.

The Whitby Town service will launch on Saturday July 14th with coverage of the club’s pre-season friendly at Billingham, and the Scarborough Athletic service will cover the home friendly against Spennymoor Town.

The club’s own media teams will provide the commentaries for the Yorkshire Coast Radio platform.

Yorkshire Coast Radio’s content manager, Matthew Pells, said: “This is a fantastic new service for local football fans, the Scarborough commentaries have been enormously popular and the broadcasts have really become a community radio station for the club and its supporters.

“The media team at Whitby Town have developed their own commentary service over the last few years and we are really pleased that we are able to help them build on the hard work they have put in to take the service forward.

“We are working with Bridlington Town to hopefully deliver a similar service for Bridlington fans later in the summer. These are real partnership projects, it’s brilliant that we are able to provide a platform for passionate local fans to create a community radio service for their club.”

The Extra service has also been enhanced to provide a rolling service of news headlines and in-depth interviews when the football services are not on-air.

Managing Director Chris Sigsworth adds: “Our most recent RAJAR results included the biggest weekly audience numbers we’ve had in our 25 year history, with a 48% weekly reach there is obviously a desire for local news and information.

“On a daily basis we gather more news and interviews than we can use on the main FM service, using the Extra stream as a way to provide the listener with longer interviews and more in-depth coverage of local news and events sits nicely alongside the live sports coverage.”

The Extra service is available online at yorkshirecoastradio.com/extra the Yorkshire Coast Radio App.

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  1. peter griffin says

    shame other radio groups dont make the effort

  2. Stuart Owens says

    I don’t live in Yorkshire and don’t listen to the station online but I was wondering as they have 3 different frequencies if they split the broadcasts and commentaries when the three Yorkshire clubs are all in action with the nearest frequency (96.2FM Scarborough & Filey for Scarborough Town, 102.4FM Bridlington for Bridlington Town and 103.1FM Whitby for Whitby Town), like BBC Radio Wales, when Wrexham, Swansea City and Cardiff City are all playing at the same time, the FM frequency for that area has commentary for that club for that area.

    Also if YCR are able to split FM broadcasts, which broadcast takes preference on DAB and online?

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