Sports

Roch Valley Radio has a keen and enthusiastic sports team that deliver live and exclusive match commentary for well-known sporting institutions that lie within the heart of our community.

The 2019/20 football season sees the Roch Valley Radio team provide wire to wire coverage of Jon Macken’s Radcliffe and Chris Willcock’s Ramsbottom United, while a dedicated set of Rugby League commentators bring our loyal follower’s commentary of Rochdale Hornets.

Live from the press box at the Crown Oil Arena, here at Roch Valley Radio we have more than made our mark on the Rugby League world, earning a large number of listeners each Sunday as we follow every step of the Hornets campaign right across the North West.

Our access and content quality is simply like no other in the Bury and Rochdale regions. With post-match interviews of Macken and Willcock, this well-respected station means our reporters are allowed the right to ask questions like no other regional broadcaster.

However, this Sports team is always on the lookout to grasp new opportunities. This summer we provided wire to wire commentary of the Manchester Trophy Tennis tournament where our headphones and laptops could be seen yards away from Centre Court at the Northern Club, Didsbury.

In terms of the round ball game, our two Bury sides may lie in the seventh and eighth divisions of the English football pyramid, yet the shows we deliver reflect the passion and enthusiasm seen on the pitch. A highly talented team of reporters show the textbook knowledge of a match going fan, yet balanced with a journalistic standpoint that delivers hard-hitting opinions. The results leave the Roch Valley Radio sports team rightly admired and respected throughout the Non-League pyramid.