SEN returns to South Australia with new sport station 1629 SEN
Pacific Star Network has announced a return to South Australia, in the form of new station 1629 SEN.
SEN SA will launch later in 2018, providing round the clock sports coverage for the state, with its lineup to be headed by Port Adelaide legend Kane Cornes.
Cornes will leave Adelaide station FIVEaa, where he has hosted Sportsday SA with Malcolm Blight.
The lineup is also set to include Gerard Whateley and The Front Bar‘s Andy Maher, with PSN set to announce more names in the coming weeks.
It will be the second attempt to succeed in South Australia for the Melbourne-based SEN.
The station launched in Adelaide in 2005 as SEN 1323 but went into voluntary administration after just a few short months.
This time around, 1629 SEN promises five hours of locally produced content daily.
The new station is set to bring together local and national sporting identities kicking off on 6th December with the first Test match of the season at Adelaide Oval.
The cricket coverage will be lead by SEN’s chief sports caller Gerard Whateley, as well as his regular morning radio show ‘Whateley’.
“South Australia has such a rich sporting heritage along with an active and major stake in all the national stories, issues and events. To begin with the broadcast of Test cricket through the summer is perfect,” he said.
Kane Cornes will host the station’s local Breakfast show.
“South Australia has such a rich sporting heritage along with an active and major stake in all the national stories, issues and events. To begin with the broadcast of Test cricket through the summer is perfect,” said Cornes.
“South Australia is a parochial state and 1629 SEN SA will deliver thousands of hours of local content each year across all sports,” said PSN CEO Craig Hutchison said.
“That’s content made in Adelaide for South Australians.
“It will also provide national content and leverage our broader business rights and content portfolio. Put simply it provides the best of both worlds.”
“Around 40,000 South Australians are already 1116 SEN listeners remotely, so a 24-7 sports talk station for SA was the natural extension.”