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With the AFL season suspended, what happens on radio

Monday 23 March, 2020

With the AFL season now paused, what does this mean for the broadcasters with big footy line-ups who now have little or nothing to commentate.
 
Triple M’s Footy in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, plus local editions of the Rush Hour and Dead Set Legends aren’t going to have a whole lot to talk about at the end of this week, and listeners can only re-live past glory days for so long.
 
And then of course there is  the ABC's and SEN’s entire sports coverage and the NEMBC’s Multicultural AFL Football Radio and TV show that just last week was gearing up for its third year.
 
The cessation of national sport will leave a sport thirsty nation eager to slake their craving for a broadcast coverage of anything sporting, and while the NRL and A League continue there will at least be something to keep them happy.
 
The A League is holding crisis talk right now in an effort to try and salvage their season with one proposal to bring the whole competition to Sydney.
 
But if the NRL can’t move the competition to Gladstone and the A League can’t get everyone into NSW, what then?
 
Will it be the favourite tunes of Ross Dale & Bernie in Melbourne’s Rush Hour, cooking tips and recipes with Gerard Whateley and can Peter Stirling, Gordon Tallis & Wendell Sailor keep us entertained by talking finance?
 
In the coming hours and days networks have some hard decisions to make.

 
 
 
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