NEWS RELEASE 28 May 2020
NZME’s Gold AM, The Alternative Commentary Collective and iHeartRadio host live commentary of Cricket’s World Test Championship Final
New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has secured exclusive audio rights for coverage of next month’s historic ICC World Test Championship Final in England between New Zealand and India.
From Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, NZME’s GOLD AM network will run live overnight commentary lead by the voice of cricket Bryan Waddle supported by Malcolm Jordan, Andrew Alderson and former Black Caps Craig Cumming and Peter McGlashan.
“It’s gratifying to be able to bring live commentary of New Zealand’s biggest cricket match of the year to our audiences. This along with our upcoming All Black tests commentary ensures we continue to deliver the big sporting moments live to New Zealand sport fans,” said NZME Head of Talk Jason Winstanley.
“GOLD AM is fast becoming the new home for live sport. The ICC World Test Championship Final the icing on the cake for an already busy sports roster with every Super Rugby Trans-Tasman game, upcoming All Blacks Tests and NPC, the ANZ Netball Premiership every Monday night and Silver Ferns Netball commentary,” said Winstanley.
For those looking for something more entertainment focused, Radio Hauraki’s Alternative Commentary Collective (The ACC) will be delivering their now infamous commentary of the Test Championship through The ACC channel on the free iHeartRadio App.
The ACC team of Jason Hoyte, Paul Ford, Mike Minogue, Ben Hurley, Mike Lane, Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells will also deliver a daily podcast special each morning to add to the plethora of current ACC podcasts, covering the sporting spectrum from Rugby, Rugby League, Gaming, Ice Hockey, Cricket and everything in between.
“We were there to cover Grant ’The Hairy Jav’ Elliot’s six in 2015, then Lovely Trenty Boult’s final over at Lords in 2019 so The ACC is looking forward to covering “Steady The Ship” Kane Williamson’s mission for a world title – even though it will result in 5 sleepless nights” said ACC head Mike Lane.
GOLD AM frequencies available here GOLD AM
THE ALTERNATIVE COMMENTARY COLLECTIVE (The ACC) on iHeartRadio
ICC World Test Championship final
New Zealand v India
Friday 18 June – Tuesday 22 June (from 10pm NZT each night)
The ACC Sports Podcasts
The BYC Cricket Podcast – Jason Hoyte, Dylan Cleaver & Paul Ford
The Mad Monday NRL Podcast – Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley, Manaia Stewart and Chris Key
The ACC Agenda – James McOnie, Matt Heath & Mike Lane
The Noob Squad gaming podcast – Storm Hitaua, Joseph Shuker
Puck Yeah Ice Hockey Podcast – Joe Durie & Logan Swinkels
The ACC Champagne Super Rugby Commentary
Live commentary of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman each and every Friday on iHeartRADIO and the Yellow Button option on your SKY Sport remote
ACC Champagne Rugby coverage of ALL BLACKS home games on iHeartRADIO and the Yellow Button on your SKY Sport remote
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