Renowned journalist and broadcaster Alistair Cooke once said, “I prefer radio to TV, because the pictures are better.” Radio has often been described as the “theatre of the mind” and in the realm of sports commentary, it has the ability to evoke excitement and emotion simply through the eloquence of the spoken word. There is no other medium which allows someone to vicariously participate (“free of charge”) in all the “on-field” action, while undertaking some other form of activity, whether it be, driving the car, working in the garden, walking the dog, or painting the kitchen.

(Scott Lawrence, left and Andrew McKenna, right - spoke to the Association this week)

With the sudden and unexpected demise of RadioSport, the Association is proud to support Wellington’s Te Upoko o Te Ika, as the sole remaining broadcaster of live-sport on terrestrial radio in New Zealand. On Saturday’s “Footy Show”, Association Chairman Gordon Noble-Campbell spoke with USA Eagles Assistant Coach Scott Lawrence about the impact of Chapter 11 bankruptcy on United States rugby and with Andrew McKenna, TalkSports London-based rugby and cricket commentator on how professional sports clubs in the UK are dealing with the COVID-19 shut-down.


You can listen to their interviews, by using the media players above.