Sports Entertainment Network has announced its second big name signing for Sydney’s new home of sport 1170 SEN.
Former Origin and Australian star player and lovable larrakin Bryan ‘Fletch’ Fletcher will join the new station, co-hosting drive 3-6pm Monday-Friday with Joel Caine.
“I’m super excited to be joining Joel on 1170 SEN Sydney for the drive home. It’s my first proper radio hosting gig so it’s going to be something new and I can’t wait,” Fletch said. “Joel’s a little left-of-center and I’m a lot left-of-centre so anything could happen.”
Caine, currently hosting breakfast with Jimmy Smith on SENTrack in NSW, including SENTrack 1539 Sydney which launched yesterday, will move to co-hosting drive when 1170 SEN launches ahead of a big finish to the Australian sports calendar, including State of Origin and a marquee Test series between Australia and India.
SEN’s Craig Hutchison said Fletch would bring a unique bent to the station. “Fletch is not only an outstanding former player, he’s a great character and his work on Fox League, The Footy Show and Matty Johns’ show with Fletch and Hindy proves his great ability to connect with audiences.”
“Both he and Joel are knock-about, natural storytellers, and together they will bring heaps of irreverence and fun to the drive home.”
Smith with host evenings 6-9pm on Sydney’s new home of sport 1170 SEN when it launches in October, and says, “The show will take a look at the day in sport and include interviews with key players, coaches and movers and shakers across all codes.”
“I can’t wait to be part of the new 1170 SEN Sydney. I draw so much energy from listener interaction – bouquets and the brickbats, learnings and laughter – it all means that people care enough to contact the program and I am always respectful of that.”
Smith’s show will follow Drive with Joel and Fletch
Fletcher played 125 games for the Sydney Roosters, 45 for South Sydney, 14 State of Origin games for NSW and 13 Tests for Australia.