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New presenters and changes at talkSPORT

From a press release to news@media.info
Posted 8 August 2014, 8.57am edt

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talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, can today announce a number of new presenters across its schedule from this weekend (9/10 August) ahead of the start of the new Barclays Premier League season. The announcement follows talkSPORT’s record RAJAR figures last week with 3.4 million sports fans tuning into the station each week.

Mike Tindall, the former England captain and 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, is to join the station as a co-host on Colin Murray’s show (weekdays 10am-1pm) each Monday bringing talkSPORT’s listeners his opinions on the day’s sport. Tindall joins an esteemed line-up of sporting greats with Colin Murray, including Olympic decathlete Daley Thompson, World Cup finalist Didi Hamann and Liverpool favourite Danny Murphy.

Nottingham Forest boss and former England captain Stuart Pearce is to continue to work for the station during the new season. Pearce, who was part of talkSPORT’s team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, will commentate on the station’s live football and feature across the station.

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (weekdays 6-10am) on Fridays, completing a line-up of co-hosts consisting of some of the biggest names in sport – former Premier League manager Neil Warnock, ex-England cricketer Dominic Cork and ex-England and British & Irish Lions hooker Brian Moore.

Experienced sports broadcaster Danny Kelly, hosts a new show on Saturday nights, The Season Ticket, between 9pm and midnight which will complete football supporters’ Saturday.

talkSPORT Programme Director Liam Fisher said: “We’ve had an incredible couple of months at talkSPORT with record figures and every game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The new signings complement a stellar line-up and I can’t wait to hear Mike Tindall, Stuart Pearce and Ray Wilkins take their combative on-field approach onto the airwaves to create must-listen radio. But that’s not all – we’ll have some more exciting news to come next week about the biggest names in the world of sport.”

Mike Tindall said: “I am really excited to be joining the team at talkSPORT. This is a great opportunity for me to be involved with the world’s biggest sports radio station and work with Colin and the fantastic guests on his show.”

talkSPORT will be bringing listeners 64 live and exclusive Barclays Premier League commentaries throughout the season, starting with Arsenal v Crystal Palace on Saturday 16 August.

talkSPORT is the world’s biggest sports radio station and is global audio partner of the Premier League. The station is an official broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League, England football internationals and the Capital One Cup. talkSPORT is available on 1089/1053AM, on digital radio, on mobile and online at talkSPORT.com.

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