1116 SEN extends Garry & Tim for four more years
AFL players-turned-presenters Garry Lyon and Tim Watson have re-signed with 1116 SEN in Melbourne for an additional four years.
SEN said Breakfast with Garry & Tim is the second-most downloaded Breakfast show in the country, the number one breakfast podcast in Melbourne and a consistent contender in the All Australian Top 100 Podcast Ranker’s top 10.
According to a statement, Breakfast was downloaded more than 572,000 times as a catch-up podcast in October. GfK radio ratings have also seen the show increase its share by 0.6 to 3.2%.
Lyon and Watson’s move to re-sign continues their 16 year-long relationship with SEN, having been involved with the station since its launch back in 2004.
“Tim Watson was my boyhood idol. They say never meet your idol in real life – never has a truer word been spoken. However, he is worth getting up for at 4:30am each morning – as are our great audience,” Lyon said in a statement.
SEN’s CEO Craig Hutchison said the broadcasting duo’s sporting insight and analysis was a big force behind their success.
“To achieve the top radio podcast breakfast show here in Melbourne this year – especially during a period when sport was on hold due to COVID-19 was remarkable and a testament to the connection they have with their listeners,” he said.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that the boys have extended their contract with us and we look forward to their ongoing success.”