Thu, 14 May 2015
With less than 50 days to go until the NatWest Island Games in Jersey, BBC Radio Jersey has confirmed it will broadcast up to 50 hours of live sports coverage during the week of action. Sports Editor Tim Pryor will host a programme each evening of the Games – from 4pm-10pm – featuring commentaries, updates and interviews. Today at the Games will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Guernsey.
This is great news! Sports and Media go hand in hand when it comes to success and the BBC are clearly showing a strong interest in the NatWest Island Games.
Editor of BBC Radio Jersey Matthew Price promises regular news bulletins throughout the day, including an extended lunchtime update, which will keep islanders up to date with the results. He says: “We’ve been planning the coverage for months already and now the schedules are out it’s all starting to come together,”
The coverage will be available online at www.bbc.co.uk/radiojersey for NatWest Island Games fans around the world to follow the action as it happens. “We hope the online coverage will prove to be popular with those who can’t make it to Jersey to see the action themselves. Whether it’s the mother of a Bermuda beach volleyball player wanting to hear how her son did, or a former athlete from Aland keen to know if her record has been broken.”
Former BBC Radio Jersey breakfast presenter Roger Bara (a huge and long standing friend of the Games) will be part of the commentary team, with ex BBC Channel Islands News presenter Roisin Gauson also returning to Jersey to lend her NatWest Island Games experience to the programme. They’re both great enthusiasts and are part of a 45 strong team of presenters and commentators who’ll be providing the BBC’s coverage to the islands.
“It’s going to be an incredibly exciting week of sport and broadcasting and we can’t wait to get cracking.”
Jorgen Pettersson, Chairman International Island Games Association
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