U.K.'s talkSPORT Drops Non-Sports Programming
March 9, 2012 at 4:24 AM (PT)
UTV U.K. national Sports station talkSPORT is dropping the last of its non-sports programming with the end of night and weekend talk and public affairs programming, reports THE GUARDIAN. The station is dropping 39 hours of non-sports talk, including revamping MIKE GRAHAM's weekday overnight show and weekend overnight host MATT FORDE's shows to talk about sports (including more American sports) rather than politics and the end of controversial politician GEORGE GALLOWAY's FRIDAY night show. Host STEVE BERRY exits with the change.
The move, PD MOZ DEE told the GUARDIAN, "gives us a great opportunity to work with an international network of sports reporters covering everything from American sports to British teams and athletes competing on the other side of the world, and makes us the only UK station focused on sport all of the time."
The evening "SPORTS BAR" show with ANDY GOLDSTEIN and JASON CUNDY expands to FRIDAYs starting tonight, while the overnight shows refocus on sports starting APRIL 2nd.