Sam McClure will be the inaugural host of 3AW’s Wide World of Sports radio program, set to debut Wednesday, November 2 at 6.00pm.
McClure, who is well known to the 3AW audience, will be joined by a rotating roster of superstar footy and sport commentators, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
It’s a return home for Sam, who began his media career at 3AW as a broadcasting assistant in 2011, before becoming a news reporter and regular contributor to the Sportsday program.
Station Manager, Stephen Beers, says, “We are excited to have Sam join us back at 3AW where his career started as we look forward to a new era of sports coverage with Wide World of Sports. We also want to thank Gerard Healy for his 30-year contribution as co-host of Sportsday.”
McClure says, “I grew up with 3AW being the only station my family would listen to. When I first started working there I was a teenager buying coffees for hosts at outside broadcasts. To be back, in my 30s, hosting Wide World of Sports is very special.”
The launch of the program will usher in a new era in sport with local versions of the Wide World of Sports radio program airing nationally across 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR.
Mark Levy will continue to host the program on 2GB while Peter Psaltis remains as host in Brisbane. A host for Perth will be announced soon.