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talkSPORT will have live commentary of all 31 UEFA EURO 2012 matches available across 1089/1053AM, DAB, online, on the facebook app, and on iPhone and Android mobiles. The station will also broadcast shows live from Poland and Ukraine with extensive analysis, guests and breaking news 24 hours a day.
The tournament starts on Friday 8 June in Warsaw and continues until the final in Kiev on Sunday 1 July.
Stan Collymore and Sam Matterface will commentate on all England matches while Andy Gray and John Roder will commentate on all Ireland matches. Ian Danter, Micky Quinn, Alvin Martin, Nigel Pearson complete the commentating team while extra punditry will be provided by former Ireland international Matt Holland. John Anderson will be talkSPORT’s reporter from the England camp in Warsaw with regular updates and breaking news.
Shows including Keys and Gray, Drive Time and Press Pass will all come from Poland and Ukraine.
Adrian Durham and Darren Gough, presenters of Drive Time (4pm – 7pm, weekdays) will be getting behind the wheel of a van on June 3 for the Vauxhall Road Trip all the way to Poland. The team will stop off to present shows across Europe before pushing on to Warsaw in time for the first kick off.
Moz Dee, talkSPORT Programme Director said: “Major international sport tournaments are a huge draw for our listeners and talkSPORT is in a unique position to give the very best coverage. Unlike any other radio service we can dedicate 24 hours a day to the tournament. Our live presence in Poland and Ukraine means that we can really bring the tournament alive for all the football fans back home.”
talkSPORT has also unveiled a brand new logo in time for UEFA EURO 2012. A clearer and simpler image, the logo will usually feature a football but can be customised for different sports including rugby, cricket and golf. There are also several international versions to reflect the station’s programming abroad.
An online predictor game where participants guess the correct score of each match will run throughout the tournament. Competitors can play against their friends and if they feel brave enough they can take on Richard Keys, who topped the presenter leaderboard in the Premier League version last season. Andy Gray, Adrian Durham, Darren Gough, Andy Jacobs, Ian “The Moose” Abrahams and Mike Bovill will all also be taking part.
talkSPORT’s in-house creative team have produced bespoke trails and sweepers for the tournament that feature a male voice choir and also the voice of Big Brother, Marcus Bentley.