Football manager Roddy Collins and RTÉ sports expert Con Murphy are joining Radio Nova 100 for a new nightly phone-in show.
World Cup Extra will air at 10pm from Sunday to Thursday for the duration of the World Cup, and is designed to bring passionate and informed World Cup coverage from the perspective of the audience.
“Roddy and Con will be encouraging listeners to share their views about what’s happening on the pitch – while also offering their own lively commentary and analysis of the latest action,” the station says.
Roddy says he can’t wait to get behind the Radio Nova microphone to begin broadcasting World Cup Extra: “I love nothing more than discussing and debating football and in my experience the guy in the street has just as much to add to that debate as the pundits – I can’t wait to get into the studio with Con and get this show on the road!”
Con Murphy added: “I’m delighted to be joining the Radio Nova team at such an exciting time in the game of football but also in Radio Nova’s evolution. I’m particularly excited to be working with Roddy Collins and also looking forward to hearing the views of our listeners as this hugely entertaining global tournament unfolds.”
Kevin Branigan, CEO Radio Nova, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Roddy and Con to the Radio Nova team. The station has been going from strength to strength in recent times and we’re thrilled to be able to provide such top level content to our existing and new listeners. World Cup fever is about to hit and we’re thrilled that our ‘World Cup Extra’ programme will place us at the very peak of broadcasting coverage of this hugely exciting event.”
‘World Cup Extra’ begins at 10pm on Radio Nova this Sunday 15 June.