Germany has a new radio station from Saturday evening (May 29). Sportradio Deutschland will officially begin broadcasting on DAB + and the Internet at 6 pm. It is the first radio station in Germany dedicated to sport 24 hours a day.
No music, no maps, no world politics. “We are doing something that no one has done in Germany before“Program director Alexander Fabian says.
“We talk about sports all the time. Our Sportradio Deutschland is kind of a permanent podcast about the most beautiful pastime in the world.”
Germany had a sports radio station in the past in the format 90Elf, but that station focused exclusively on football. However, the channel disappeared after losing the broadcast rights in the German Bundesliga in June 2013.
However, sports radio is going to a wider range. “We cover all kinds of sports,” explains Fabian. “From different sports, the best shows, sports history, sports science and healthy sports with advice on exercise and health in everyday life.”
The news will also be given a prominent place on the channel. But not in the form of world news around the clock. Instead, Sportradio Deutschland broadcasts the most important news from the world of sport every 15 minutes.
Start preparing after six months
The Sportradio’s arrival was already announced at the end of last year. For several days, the pilot programs were broadcast over Antenne Deutschland’s second national DAB + network. Saturday evening, the sounds of the stadium, which can be heard at the moment, give way to regular programs.
Sports Radio will be the fourteenth station on the Antin Deutschland network. Earlier this month, the women’s channel Femotion Radio launched. This terminal comes from the same tube as the Sportradio.
The concept of sports radio is not entirely new. Talksport has been active in the UK for years. Hundreds of sports radio stations are also active in the United States. The best known is WFAN in New York City. [Radio.NL]
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