Australian Open radio will be broadcast from the 2014 Australian Open

Next month’s Emirates Australian Open in Sydney will feature an exclusive live radio broadcast.

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Golf Australia have announced that golf fans will be able to listen to a live radio broadcast from next month’s Emirates Australian Open.

The exclusive live broadcast will be available for free to spectators on site The Australian Golf Club or online via the Australian Open website and apps.

This type of thing was tried a few years ago when the TV broadcast audio was made available for spectators at the Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club. It was a great idea and gives the gallery a better idea of what is going on all around the golf course.

This year’s initiative sounds even better with a more focussed format with a range of on-air contributors and updates. From the media release:

The broadcast will feature 20 hours of coverage hosted by Mark Allen and Mike Clayton and earpieces for spectators will be distributed at the course for free. The broadcast will be simulcast on the official tournament website and apps (available for iPhone and Android).

Other on-air contributors will include roving reporters Martin Blake, John Huggan, Cam Luke, Brad James and Matt Cutler, with on-course interviews by Andrew Maher. There will be roving updates, the latest scores, player interviews and expert analysis from the team.

Hours of broadcast are from 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday.

We love this idea. It’s a great initiative from the Golf Australia team and it will only enhance what is gearing up to be a superb Australian Open. Got your ticket yet?

Golf Australia’s digital director, John Sutherland hit the nail on the head with a few of these comments about the Australian Open radio initiative.

“Golf is the perfect sport for radio,” he said. “With so much action occurring over a large geographical space, radio gives fans on course instant knowledge of what is happening around them and which hole they should head for next.”

“To give golf-lovers who can’t make it to The Australian GC the ability to listen online helps improve our broader Emirates Australian Open fan experience and grows engagement in game for us”

The Emirates Australian Open, featuring Scott and McIlroy, begins on 27 November at The Australian. McIlroy is defending the title he won at Royal Sydney last year.

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