Radio Sport shuts down

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Radio Sport shut down yesterday and will not restart broadcasting in the near future.

With the cancellation of virtually all local, national and international events and competitions, Radio Sport was unable to supply content.

Therefore, the company that runs the radio station, NZME, has been forced to close the station.

It was believed Radio Sport had about 25 fulltime staff and some casuals.

Radio Sport began as Sports Roundup, on Radio New Zealand during the 1980s and early 1990s providing live commentary of summer sports like cricket.

It became a dedicated sports network following privatisation in 1996 when RNZ’s commercial and non-commercial services were split.

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