INVERNESS-based radio station MFR has secured the rights to broadcast all Inverness Caledonian Thistle games in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for the season 2010/11.
The local commercial radio station, which is owned by Bauer Media, already covers sporting events across the largest geographical area in mainland UK including the Highlands, Moray and parts of Aberdeenshire.
Says a spokesperson: “It is delighted to be adding broadcasts from the area’s only team in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
“The radio station’s live commentary venture is in partnership with the largest house builder in the Highlands, Inverness-based Tulloch Homes who will sponsor the 2010/11 Clydesdale Bank Premier League season on Moray Firth Radio.
“MFR reaches out to over half the population in the area. It is another achievement for the station which has already won a clutch of awards in the last ten months and more recently was named ‘UK local radio station of the year’ for 2010.
“There will be live coverage of all 38 games, home and away, starting with the curtain raiser at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on August 14th against Celtic.”
Danny Gallagher, managing director at MFR, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have negotiated this deal with the SPL for our listeners. Many have made it known that they would love MFR to follow the first division champions as they move back up to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. I’d like to thank Tulloch Homes, our broadcast partners, who have been instrumental in supporting us.”
Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the SPL, said: “It is great to have Clydesdale Bank Premier League football back in the Highlands and even better that Inverness Caledonian Thistle fans can now follow all the action throughout the season on MFR.”
David Sutherland, of Tulloch Homes, said: “As a vibrant company focused on playing our part in seeing local communities grow and prosper this is a real positive tie up for us. We are hoping the communities of the North of Scotland will support our only Clydesdale Bank Premier League team bringing even greater confidence to the area.”
Terry Butcher, manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle said “I know many of our supporters are big MFR listeners and I know they will be ecstatic that we are getting so much coverage. We have a great relationship with the radio station and its partner in this venture Tulloch Homes.”
For further information contact Danny Gallagher
01463 22 44 33.
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