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Radio 2 secures AFL rights

Friday 21 February, 2003

Radio 2 1611 has announced it has
obtained commercial radio broadcast rights to broadcast the AFL in Sydney for 2003.

As the AFL's Official Partner in Sydney, Radio 2 will broadcast Sydney Swan home
matches throughout the year from the S.C.G and Telstra Stadium from March 29,
including the Finals series.

Colin Turner will head the
commentary team. Turner is the broadcaster of NSL soccer on Radio 2, and
has a long career in sport broadcasting, including the BBC.

General Manager of Radio 2, Michael Hibbard says: "The interest in AFL has grown
enormously in the West over the last few years, both with adults and in schools.
With the huge success of the Swans' matches at Telstra Stadium it is clear
Western Sydney has adopted the Sydney Swans as their own. We're excited about
bringing this great family orientated game to the West."

CEOAndrew Thompson says: "This agreement is the result of our ongoing policy of bringing top-class
National and International sporting events to our growing audience of listeners
in the West".

Radio 2's first ball by ball description will be the Swans vs Carlton at Telstra
Stadium on Saturday March 29.

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