e're pleased to annouce that we'll be providing pre-match entertainment for every Newport County AFC home League match for the rest of the season! This will be in the form of a radio show streamed LIVE from the Rodney Parade marquee here at www.newportcityradio.org!
The idea behind this is to give County fans an even better match day experience and build a designated fan zone at Rodney Parade. To this end, We aim to make the radio show highly interactive with music requests, local artists performing, player interviews and the all-important team news.
This brand-new experience will be available to all Newport County AFC supporters who visit the marquee from 1pm until kick-off. It all begins this Saturday (9th December) as Newport County AFC host Carlisle United.
As we head towards our 10th Birthday next year we want to be more ambitious. Many years ago, when County were non-league, we had full live commentary of matches so we’re no strangers to County fans. As the host of the new show I’m looking forward to getting back out there and meeting up with our Newport County friends once again. We want this to be a great radio show for fans travelling to watch the match to listen to via the free Tunein radio app, but also a fantastic live experience for the regular marquee customers.
Newport County AFC’s Media and Engagement Manager, Hayley Ford said: “We are delighted to be joining up with Newport City Radio to help us run an interactive match day experience in the Marquee. Having a host to announce Team News, hold interviews with players, run competitions and play music will really add to the match day build up and hopefully provide some good content for the Newport City Radio team. The Club worked closely with Newport City Radio whilst we were still in the National League and we are thrilled to have found a way to work with them again! We’re really looking forward to finding out what Ian and his team have planned.”
The show will be called the Saturday Warm up and will go live between 1pm and 2:45pm. This Saturday the musical guests will be Oxbowlake, winners of the Best Duo award at this year’s Love Live Music Awards. Jack Perrett will be our musical guest on Saturday 23rd as County take on Lincoln City. County fans will be asked for their musical choices online before the live show and in the marquee.
There will also be a chance for Newport City Radio listeners to win a pair of ticket for home league matches starting from Thursday 7th December ! Go to our Facebook or Twitter for more infomation and for your chance to enter!