Locals can continue to tune in and listen to various sporting broadcasts after the City of Greater Geraldton recently entered into an Everlasting Partnership with local radio station Radio Mama.
As part of the deal, Radio Mama will receive $5,000 a year for three years from the City, to support the broadcast of the Great Northern Football League and Geraldton Buccaneers home games.
The sponsorship also supports SHL Radio which is a weekly segment focusing on local sport, health and lifestyle.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was important local sport and news was available to the community.
“We think it’s imperative to keep local broadcasting alive in our community,” he said.
“Especially being such a sporting mad City, it’s great that people from all over the world can tune in and listen to the local footy matches and SBL games.
“The City is proud to support Radio Mama and encourages the community to tune into the local shows.”
GNFL is broadcasted every match weekend as well as Country Week games and all Geraldton Buccaneers home games are also live broadcasted.
Radio Mama welcomes Pete Fiorenza for SHL every Sunday morning with a range of different guest speakers every week.
Radio Mama Manager Barry Anderson said the funding was vital to keep the broadcasts going.
“We love what we can do for the Geraldton community and we get so much great feedback from listeners about our live broadcasts,” he said.
“People from as far as America tune in to listen to the Buccs matches as the families of import players want to listen to the games live.
“We’d like to thank the City for this ongoing support for us to continue to offer live broadcasting.”
Listeners can tune into Radio Mama on 100.5FM or stream the station via Radio Mama’s website or the SHL Radio app which is available for free download.
SHL is every Sunday from 10am and you can also get updates on SHL’s Facebook page.
For more information about the City’s Everlasting Partnership program, head to www.cgg.wa.gov.au