Radio City 96.7 will no longer carry live commentaries of Liverpool and Everton matches
Absolutely pathetic, stupid and ridiculous.
The decision has been taken by owners Bauer Radio as part of a restructuring at the station. Instead, football coverage will replaced by weekly hour-long shows on a Monday and Friday.
Radio City have been a mainstay at matches involving the Reds and the Blues since they began broadcasting in October 1974.
The likes of former ITV man Elton Welsby, former Sky presenter Richard Keys, BBC commentator Steve Bower, Sky Sports Vinny O'Connor, ITV’s Gary Bloom and familiar voices Kevin Keatings and Graham Beecroft spent early parts of their careers working on the sports department at City, with Steve Hothersall and Alan Irwin the most recent regular commentators. Even ITV’s senior tosspot Clive Tyldesley (who has a photo of Wayne Rooney on the back of his wife’s head to look at during sex) started out on the station, but don’t hold that against them.
Part of growing up around both Liverpool and Everton was hearing the undeniable passion and honesty from legends such as John Aldridge and Ian Snodin. If a throw in wasn’t given for their team they’d react like they’d just been told their Mum is a slag. The way all fans do.
The commentary on both sides of Stanley Park will be missed.