Margaret River gets the SENSpirit and a Maroons icon joins SENQ

SPORTS Entertainment Network continues to expand throughout the West Australian market, with SENSpirit Margaret River 1494am set to hit the airwaves towards the end of 2022.

Providing a dedicated station to one of Australia’s most popular destinations, the newly formatted frequency will deliver in depth sporting news and analysis to the Southwest region, in addition to music from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

The station will have a strong WA focus, with programs including Gilly & Goss (with Adam Gilchrist and Tim Gossage), Nay for Breakfast (hosted by Naomi Pearce), The Late Breakfast with Nims AzoorThe Run Home with Hase & Marto (Paul Hasleby and Damian Martin) andDrive with Peter Vlahos all available via the frequency.

Listeners will also be able to enjoy all the sporting news from around Australia with SEN Breakfast (Garry Lyon and Tim Watson) and Whateley (Gerard Whateley) also broadcast from the station.

SEN National Radio Director Sam Thompson says SENSpirit Margaret River 1494am will provide the best of both worlds for listeners who crave sporting content and the music they love.

He says, “We know the passion West Australians have for sport, particularly their local teams. I have no doubt the content offered on SENSpirit Margaret River 1494am will resonate with listeners in the Southwest region. We are delighted to expand our content further throughout WA to our growing audience.”

SEN Chief Executive Craig Hutchison says “The Margaret River region truly is one of Australia’s most popular tourism destinations, known for its wine, surfing, food, and of course sport. The region really has something to offer everyone. We are delighted to now deliver their own radio station and continue the expansion of SEN.”  

In Queensland one of rugby league’s most renowned names is set to join the Sports Entertainment Network with Mal Meninga joining SENQ 693am from August 15.

The Australian Test Coach will join Mornings with Ben Davis each Monday morning for a segment discussing all things rugby league, providing fans with an insight into the Kangaroos’ upcoming World Cup campaign in October.

Meninga is synonymous with rugby league in Australia, particularly Queensland. With 33 appearances with the Maroons as a player and coaching the Queensland side to nine shield wins in ten years, Meninga is a legend of Queensland sport.

Meninga says he is looking forward to joining SENQ, “It is an exciting time for sport in Queensland, especially with rugby league on the back of a thrilling State of Origin series win by the Maroons and now with the launch of SENQ 693am.

“The NRL is entering the home stretch of the season and the finals series will soon be upon us, so it’s the perfect time to join Ben Davis on Mondays to chat all things league.

“SEN is a sports fans dream with an extensive offering of news, opinions and live sport, and I’m excited to contribute to its growth here in the sunshine state with SENQ 693am.”

SEN Content Manager for QLD, Jason Matthews, says Meninga’s presence on SENQ 693am brings a level of authority to the network.

He says, “Mal Meninga is an icon of Queensland sport and we are absolutely thrilled for SENQ 693am to be joined by one of the greatest ever to play the game.

“There’s no greater authority on rugby league than Mal. The opportunity for Ben Davis to pick his brain each week about the NRL at the pointy end of the season and the World Cup campaign will provide some captivating content for our audience.”

Mal Meninga joins Ben Davis for Mornings with Ben Davis from 10am AEST on SENQ 693am on Monday August 15 and streamed via the SEN App.

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