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 right here!
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 continues this Saturday as Newport County AFC host Lincoln City!
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.”
We'll go live between 1pm and 2:45pm. This Saturday the musical guests will be Jack Perrett and as it's just before Christmas, we'll have a brass band playing too!