Gerard Whateley inks new contact at SEN
Gerard Whateley has put an end to rumours he may leave SEN by signing a new 3-year deal with the Melbourne-based radio station.
As reported by Herald Sun, Whateley was rumoured to be considering a move to Seven to lead its 2020 sports coverage, which would have included the Tokyo Olympics.
Now the station’s chief sports caller has announced he’ll will remain with 1116 SEN until at least 2022. Whateley originally joined the station in 2018 from the ABC.
“On my first day on SEN I said this is where I wanted to be,” he said. “That sense and commitment has only strengthened since.
“The Whateley program is precisely what we conceptualised – a daily forum to debate the major issues of sport posing the vital questions to the key figures in positions of responsibility.
“Our commitment to take fans to the great theatres of sport has stretched from the Super Bowl to the farewell for Winx, from Test Cricket to AFL Grand Finals. And I reckon we’re just getting started.”
Mornings With Whateley recently took out the award for Best Radio Show and 2019’s Australian Football Media Awards. It recently was 4th on Commercial Radio Australia’s new Australian Podcast Ranker.
“Gerard has built a truly special connection with SEN listeners who love his insightful perspective and commentary,” said Pacific Star Network managing director Craig Hutchison.
“He might well be Australia’s most outstanding sports journalist, commentator and host and we are thrilled that he will continue with SEN for the next three years,” Hutchison said.
Mornings With Whateley is heard Monday to Thursday from 9am on 1116 SEN, 1377 SEN+, SEN SA, SEN 2, SEN 3, at sen.com.au as well as via the SEN App.