HITZ 92FM to roll out new sports package

first_imgHITZ 92 Fm will be ramping up its coverage of sports this year as it seeks to satisfy the demands of its audience. Patrick Anderson, group head of the sports of the RJR Communication Group, said that the outlet is increasing its coverage of sports to underline its reputation as a leader in sports broadcasting. These changes, he said, will take effect on January 9. “We are increasing our hours of sports, married with true blue Reggae music and so you are not going to get a lot of dancehall on Hitz anymore,” said Anderson. “We intend, within a year or year and half, to be the number-one dominant force for sports coverage in the country,” he said. “Apart from the fact that it is our stated aim, it is our passion, the guys and the ladies here are jumping out of their skins that they want to cover sports and I want to cover sports and that’s my passion,” Anderson said. SPORTS EXPLOSION EXTENDED NEW SHOW Chief among the changes is that the popular Sports Explosion, programme, which is hosts by Earl Bailey and Oral Tracey, has been extended by an hour and will now be heard from 9a.m.-11 a.m. There will be a call-in segment in the second hour, where listeners can call in to debate with Bailey and Tracey. Additionally, the station will be adding an all-female show, which is called the Girls’ Sports Club, which will be hosted by Karen Madden and Trishana McGowan. This show will run from 12 to 2 p.m. A music show will take place from 2 p.m.-5p.m. The Sports Grill has been extended by a day, and will now run from Monday to Friday from 5p.m.-7p.m. The programme will be an investigative show where the hosts will look at the issues in sports, instead of taking a call-in format. The programme will be hosted by Anderson and another member of the team, with details still to come in that respect. There will also be a new show called The Sports Machine, which starts on January 14 and will run from 1pm.-5p.m. This programme features live sports from all over the island as well as live intentional sports. The show will be hosted by Earl Bailey and a radio disc jockey. It will also feature reporters in the field giving live updates on sporting events. Meanwhile, live horse racing from Caymanas Park will be shifted from Power106 FM to Hitz in February. Anderson said he is very optimistic that the public will welcome these new changes. “I have every trust that the public will support it and of course we are looking for excellent support from our sponsors and advertisers,” he said. “I really appreciate Mr (Gary) Allen, Mr (Christopher) Barnes and Dr Dennis Howard, who is the new general manager for radio services for supporting this vision.”last_img read more

Liverpool boss hails last season’s defeat to Man United “best defeat” of career

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rates last season’s 3-0 loss at Old Trafford as the best defeat of his career.The Reds created far more chances against Manchester United in December but the now-departed Raheem Sterling, in particular, found goalkeeper David de Gea, who is set for his first start of the season after signing a new contract after a failed transfer to Real Madrid, in top form.However, the reverse proved to be a catalyst as the Reds went on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league which was only ended by United at Anfield in March.It replicated a pattern which is developing with Rodgers’ teams which has seen them play their best football at the turn of the year.“It was probably the best defeat I’ve ever had,” said the Reds boss.“You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back.“We should have scored goals but ultimately lost the game because we didn’t defend well enough.“From that moment we then kicked on and had a good spell.” Liverpool 1last_img read more


first_imgAshley Nicholl is led into court yesterdayA 21 year old man who went on a drunken rampage wrecking four holiday homes in Inishowen has been jailed for a total of ten months.Ashley Nicholl broke into the homes along with two other men during a drunken orgy of destruction on January 31st 2010. The men wrecked the houses in Moville, Malin and Culdaff which belonged to holiday-home owners from Northern Ireland and the UK.The men destroyed kitchens, stairs, living rooms, smashed mirrors and broke fridges and televisions during the rampage.It total they caused more than €56,000 worth of damage to the four properties.Nicholl was caught when a finger print taken from the scene of the house in Moville matched his when he allowed it to be taken.Nicholl admitted his part in the crimes but said he didn’t remember all of what happened because he was very drunk.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard the crimes were very unusual in that very little was taken but it appeared to be just a wanton act of mindless vandalism.Nicholl wrote a letter to the court and apologised for what he had done and promised to get a job and would try to repay the money when he did.Judge John O’Hagan held up photos of the damage to one of the properties for the courtroom to see.He said that such areas depend vastly on tourism and warned that people like Nicholl was putting the tourism industry in great danger by sending out messages like this to potential visitors.Nicholl’s mother was in court with her son and Judge O’Hagan thanked her for coming but told Nicholl that she must be very ashamed of him for what he had done.He sentenced him to two years for each of the four burglaries with all sentences to run concurrently.He also suspended the last year and backdated the sentence from when Nicholl first entered prison in May.MAN WHO WRECKED DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOMES IN €56,000 RAMPAGE IS JAILED was last modified: July 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ashley Nichollburglaryholiday homesInishowenlast_img read more

Tunisia ends Madagascar dream to book semi final date with Senegal

first_imgTunisia will now face Senegal in the semis. (PHOTO/Courtesy)AFCON 2019Madagascar 0-3 TunisiaAl Salaam Stadium, Cairo Thursday, 11-06-2019Tunisia ensured the reached their first Africa Cup of Nations semi final in 15 years after defeating Madagascar on Thursday night.It was a return to familiar territory for the Eagles of Carthage but an end to a wonderful finals debut for Madagascar who have continuously produced magnificent displays throughout the tournament.Tunisia who came into the game as favourites had to work for the results as they saw the opening half end goalless.They however took the lead on 52 minutes as Ferjani Sassi’s deflected effort found the back of the net.The always reliable Youssef Msakni then bundled in the second after Madagasacar’s custodian Melvin Adrien parried Wahbi Khazri in to the midfielder’s path.With the game already won, Niam Sliti rubbed salt into the Barea’s wounds, scoring a third late in the game, off a swift counter-attack.Madagascar will always have its name stamped onto the 32nd edition of African football showpiece as the story of the tournament. Ranked 108th in the work, Barea shocked both Nigeria and DR Congo en route to a last 8 participation.Against Tunisia, they would always find it difficult against a side that very much have their sights set on a first AFCON triumph since 2014 and Barea finally bowed out to a professional display by the Eagles of Carthage.Tunisia playmaker Khazri was heavily involved in proceedings throughout and had a free-kick tipped over the bar by Adrien. He then thought he had scored their opener, but it was disallowed correctly for offside.Tunisia got the breakthrough when Sassi’s shot hit the backside of Thomas Fontaine and flew into the net. And the game was over once Msakni scored.The underdogs, who never looked like scoring, took risks in a bid to find a way back into the game – and Khazri squared the ball for Sliti to finish off a quick break and seal the win.The win sees Tunisia reach the semi finals of this year’s competition where they will face Senegal next.For Madagascar, they are now eliminated but will go back home with their heads held high after upsetting the odds and winning over neutrals on their first ever appearance.The other quarter final on the day-Ivory Coast 1(3) – 1(4) AlgeriaThe other quarter final results -Senegal 1-0 Benin-Nigeria 2-1 South AfricaComments Tags: AFCON 2019MadagascarNiam SlititopTunisiaWahbi Khazrilast_img read more