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July 15 2011 6 15 /07 /July /2011 10:53

Talksport is a live radio station that is owned by UTV radio and is one of the United Kingdom's three terrestrial analogue independent national radio broadcasters, offering a sports and talk radio service broadcast, from London to the United Kingdom. Its content includes sports phone-ins and discussions, live sports commentaries and general phone-in discussions. You will learn more about Talksport radio in this article.

Early years

Facts

Talksport radio is transmitted on 1089 and 1053 kHz across the UK and digitally via DAB digital radio, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and TalkTalk TV. Talksport is also streamed online, however, due to rights restrictions on live coverage, some live sport commentaries are not available online

Content

Its content includes sports phone-ins and discussions, live sports commentaries and general phone-in discussions. It is transmitted on 1089 and 1053 kHz across the UK and digitally via DAB digital radio, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and TalkTalk TV.

History

Talksport first aired in 1995 under the 'Talkradio' name. In 2000, the station was rebranded as Talksport and became the U.K's first national commercial sports radio station. It mainly focused its attention on football and purchased the rights to broadcast various football competitions as well as England cricket tours, Rugby tours and Boxing world title fights. They also revamped their presenters with top names such as Alan Brazil, Peter Shilton, Brian Moore and Geofeery Boycott joined the team as well.

Radio programs

Talksport’s programming consists of sports talk and sport news, live coverage, discussion and phone-in debate for the majority of the day but diversifies into more general discussion and phone-in debate during the evenings.

Week days

The week day starts with a daily breakfast show, currently hosted by Alan Brazil before moving on to a more general discussion programmes throughout the day. The station recently took on former Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys following their sacking from Sky. The Drive Time show is regularly hosted by Adrian Durham and Darren Gough who round up the days sports news.

Weekends

TalkSport dedicates its weekends to full coverage of the weekends sports bringing live commentaries from various games, as well as news and latest scores from all around the country on match days.

Live sports coverage

TalkSport currently has rights to broadcast matches, which fans can listen to live from the Premier league, the Football League, the Carling Cup, the Champions league, the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championships and the Rugby World Cup. Expert commentary on matches are provided by former professionals such as Stan Collymore, Matt Holland and Micky Quinn to name but a few.

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