Following the great success of Melbourne radio station SEN’s live coverage of the NFL Superbowl in February, their live coverage of the best sporting events in the world looks set to continue.
In an Australian radio first, 1116 SEN has secured the rights to broadcast the famed Masters Tournament from Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia next month. 1116 SEN’s afternoons presenter and Inside the Ropes host Andy Maher will lead the final two days’ coverage of the Masters as the Tournament reaches its crescendo on the 7th and 8th April. Maher will be joined by Tristan Foenander and Golf Australia’s Mark Hayes and together they will bring all the live action to Australian golf fans. With a rejuvenated Tiger Woods finding vintage form and top ten-ranked players such as Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia, alongside Aussies Jason Day and Marc Leishman, this year’s Masters from Augusta National is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ever.
The 1116 SEN live call will be heard locally in Australia on Sunday 8th April with the dramatic last day and all the excitement of the closing holes to be heard on Monday morning, 9th April. Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager 1116 SEN Sam Bingley said the station had a strong vision to deliver world-class sporting events, live to local audiences. “This is a watershed moment for us to broadcast one of the most famous golf tournaments in the world and confirms our commitment to bringing the best of live sport from Australia and overseas to Australian fans,” Bingley said.
In partnership with Golf Australia, the 1116 SEN Masters radio coverage can also be streamed live on golf.org.au. Golf Australia Digital & Communications Director John Sutherland said the news was exciting for Australian fans. “Live golf is a great radio product and we hope that 1116 SEN’s audience enjoy what promises to be one of the most exciting Masters in history,” Sutherland said.