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Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development appoints Manx Radio in new broadcast deal

19th April 2013
The Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development, commercial rights holder of the Isle of Man TT and Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, has appointed Manx Radio in a new broadcast deal for both events. This new agreement will see Manx Radio broadcast two full event radio stations for the first time ever during 2013, and with an all Manx commentary team.

The station will continue to broadcast the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, globally in May and June on its dedicated biking station, Manx Radio TT. In addition, for the first time Manx Radio will be running a dedicated eight day event radio station for the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling in August, which includes the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix Races.

The voice of Manx Radio Sport, Tim Glover, will lead the commentary team for both events during 2013 alongside regular pit-lane presenter Chris Kinley, Glen Helen commentator Dave Christian and Ramsey Hairpin commentator Roy Moore. An experienced anchor, Tim has reported on the TT for Manx Radio for more than 16 years.

Radio TT will this year commence coverage of the TT on Monday 29th May and will continue to broadcast to Senior Race Day, Friday 7th June, with coverage of the pre-TT Classic Races and the Post TT Road Races at Billown being broadcast as part of Manx Radio's normal broadcasting.

Coverage of the Festival of Motorcycling will run for eight days between Friday 23rd and Friday 30th August and include all the racing and Festival events.

The station can be picked up on 1368AM anywhere on the Island, on 100.6FM in the north of the Island and 87.9FM in the Douglas area. Practice and race commentary, as well as live timing, is also available worldwide through the official iomtt.com website.

Anthony Pugh, Managing Director of Manx Radio, commented:
"Since the launch of Manx Radio in 1964, our coverage of the TT has been at the heart of our broadcast output and this year's extended coverage marks an exciting new era in global TT broadcasting as we approach our 50th anniversary. Manx Radio TT is an integral part of the two week TT festival that keeps fans up to date with all of the action both trackside and worldwide as well as everything else that is going on during the fortnight. The station's passion, enthusiasm and knowledge will be of great assistance as we continue to build the audience and profile for the TT Races and the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling."

"I am delighted to welcome Tim Glover to the anchor commentary position and am sure that his knowledge and enthusiasm of this flagship motorcycling event will be welcomed and enjoyed by our listeners. As a consequence, I am disappointed to confirm that Charlie Lambert will no longer be part of the Manx Radio commentary team. Charlie has been the voice of the TT since 2004 and fans around the world will inevitably miss his hugely professional commentaries. Similarly, Charlie Williams, who has knowledgeably contributed to Manx Radio's TT coverage for so many years, will not be with us this year with Chris Kinley taking over the morning chat shows. I would like to thank both Charlie Lambert and Charlie Williams, on behalf of their supporters, for their passionate commitment to the success of Manx Radio TT.
"Manx Radio believes that the changes we have introduced to our 2013 TT coverage will allow us to build on the exceptional level of service we already provide to listeners of Manx Radio TT and we look forward to bringing the greatest road race on earth to the world this May and the inaugural Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling in August."

Geoff Corkish, MBE, MLC, Political Member, Isle of Man Tourism, commented:
"Manx Radio TT is an integral part of the two week TT festival that keeps fans up to date with all of the action both trackside and worldwide as well as everything else that is going on during the fortnight. The station's passion, enthusiasm and knowledge will be of great assistance as we continue to build the audience and profile for the TT Races and the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling."












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