DFS Crufts FM, the dedicated radio station for the world’s largest dog show, will be hitting the airwaves once again next week to bring listeners around the world all the latest news live from the event.
This year, DFS Crufts FM will be broadcasting on a brand new frequency of 87.7FM in the immediate vicinity of the NEC in Birmingham so that visitors on their way to the show and throughout the halls will be able to tune in on their radios. For those further afield, DFS Crufts FM can be heard online via the show’s website.
DFS Crufts FM will be welcoming two new presenters to their team this year. The morning slot will be hosted by former children’s TV presenter, Jenny Hanley, fondly remembered for her work on Magpie, whilst the evenings will see former Crufts Junior Handling winner Marina Scott take over the headphones and microphone duties. Both will bring a wealth of knowledge to their shows and will join a team which also features the experienced show broadcasters Gary Champion and Alan Hyde.
To make sure that listeners are kept bang up to date with all the latest action from the show, there will be a Newsdesk every 20 minutes once the results start to come in, with more reporters in the halls than ever before to bring all the news as it happens live from ringside. There will be more interviews with winners than ever before as the team uncover all the big stories and bring them to listeners first.
There will also be a one-hour programme packed with live guests and competitions broadcasting live from the Samsung stand each day at 10am, with plenty of great prizes provided by the hosts, and a daily podcast available to download each morning.
DFS Crufts FM will be on air from the afternoon of Wednesday 10th March, catching all the build up to the show, right through until around 9.30pm on Sunday 14th March. The broadcast will run 24 hours a day to ensure that listeners from Sydney to Anchorage can keep tabs on the Australian Cattle Dogs and Alaskan Malamutes via their computers without having to stay up all night.
DFS Crufts FM Programme Editor, Bob Mills said: “We look forward to bringing listeners across the globe all of the latest news from the world’s greatest dog show. Whether they are parking their cars outside the NEC or sitting in front of their computers thousands of miles away, we relish the task of capturing all the noise, colour and highlights of this wonderful show and making them feel part of the action.”