Today FM wins right to Premier matches.
TODAY FM has won the right to broadcast live soccer action from the English Premiership, it emerged yesterday.
The commercial radio station secured the contract after beating a rival bid from state broadcaster RTE.
And in a separate move the station also announced that Johnny Giles will be joining the commentary team.
Today FM sports editor Tim Tuomey said: "Johnny Giles will be a great addition to the team." Today FM sources said the station had paid a "substantial six figure sum" to air the Premiership games.
Saturday afternoon commentary will kick off next Saturday and show bosses are "delighted" with the news.
Mr Tuomey said: "It's fantastic for us and a clear endorsement of the standard of our soccer coverage.
"Our commitment to maintaining the high standards the league expects was pivotal to our success in retaining the contract."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 10, 2001|
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