Three Valleys Radio staff are all sports mad and as such this is your local Community Sports station.
Saturdays will see the station broadcast “LIVE” from Huish Park Stadium the home of Yeovil Town Football Club as part of our being appointed “Broadcast Partners” to the club.
In addition to these broadcasts we will feature match preview and review programmes together with programmes with players designed to allow the supporters to get to know their team players and their life styles.
In addition, our Extra Time programme on a Monday evening (starting in November) and our Devon Football Show and Toolstation Reviewon a Wednesday evening will feature all the local teams from the Yeovil & District League, The Perry Street League, Devon League, The Toolstation Western League and any other leagues operating in our Focus area.
We will also feature interviews with local amateur teams players and management in these local league programmes (see above) as without grass roots football the game would collapse.
Cricket will also feature heavily in our sport content with Somerset and Devon County sides covered along with the West of England Cricket League in which several of our local teams play their cricket.
Somerset County Cricket Club’s Head Coach Jason Kerr will be a regular contributor as will players and captains from the local sides.
Equally Devon and Dorset Minor Counties sides will also be covered with regular interviews with their respective captains.
The West Country is well known for its horse racing connections and our focus area contains several successful training establishments.
We are pleased to announce we will be scheduling a regular Friday evening show focusing on horse racing. During the winter National Hunt Season friends of the station Colin Tizzard, Harry Fry, Anthony Honeyball and Jack Barber will be regular contributors.
On the flat Cullompton trainer Rod Millman will have a weekly spot as will well know tipster David Wilson covering all the big races of the flat season.
Former Jockey Colin Brown has joined Three Valleys Radio’s Racing Show with all the news from racing hot spot Lambourn.
Colin Brown was best known for his association with the famous steeplechaser Desert Orchid. He rode the grey horse in more than half his races, a total of 42 starts, winning 17 times.
Many of Brown’s successes were achieved through his association with Desert Orchid’s trainer, David Elsworth. During his 16-year career, he rode more than 400 winners, among them Barnbrook Again in the 1987 Irish Sweeps Hurdle, Burrough Hill Lad, Combs Ditch and Floyd, winner of the 1985 Imperial Cup, 1987 Fighting Fifth Hurdle and 1988 Kingwell Hurdle. He rode the 1989 Grand National winner Little Polveir when completing the course in the 1986 Grand National and when falling in the 1987 Grand National. He also partnered the 1988 Grand National winner, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason, to victory in the Mildmay Cazalet Memorial Chase at Sandown Park three months before his win at Aintree Racecourse. Brown retired as a jockey after riding at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17, 1988.
A new local Boxing podcast will be coming at the start of November so keep an eye open for that as well.
All in all we hope to cover our focus are with without doubt the most thorough up to date local sports coverage.
Make sure you tune in.