Manx Radio to broadcast Billown races

In News, Roads, Southern 100

MANX Radio has revealed that it will once again join the Southern 100 Road Races as Official Broadcast Partner for all three of the club’s races this year.

The Isle of Man’s staple station continues the role it picked up in 2013 after broadcasting the Southern 100 since 1964, the Pre-TT since 1988 and the Post TT since 1991.

“As organisers of three prestigious events on the Billown Course annually, it is important that we have a first-class commentary, not only around the course keeping the spectators and fans informed with all that is happening once the roads are closed, but also via the radio, website and apps to what is now a worldwide audience,” said club secretary George Peach.

“The Race Commentary Team has developed a unique relationship with its vast audience bringing the excitement of the racing as it unfolds and equally so prior to each event ensuring the public are kept up to date with all the latest information regarding who is racing, road closures, etc.”

Manx Radio’s Controller of Programming, Alex Brindley, feels the renewed partnership is the perfect addition to the station’s celebration of 50 years of Public Service broadcasting.

“As the Isle of Man’s National Public Service Broadcaster, Manx Radio is delighted to be continuing its support of such a key part of the Island’s sporting calendar in the Southern 100 and Pre- and Post-TT races,” he said.

“For an island with such a heritage and passion for motorsport it seems only natural that we would be associated with the event as the Official Broadcast Partner.”

*Image: Alan Lygo

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