Footballer Keith Andrews and comedian Eric Lalor have joined Radio NOVA’s team to present ‘Euro 2016 Live’.
The show, which will offer a unique take on the Euro 2016 championship, will run on Radio Nova every Saturday at 1pm from June 11th and will see Andrews and Lalor team up with NOVA’s Johnny Bowe for a two-hour weekly Euro-blitz.
Andrews is one of Ireland’s best-known soccer players in recent times, having played internationally for the Republic of Ireland numerous times and being named Irish Player of the Year for 2012. His club career includes Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hull City, Milton Keynes Dons, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers. He is a regular commentator for TV3, and Sky Sports amongst others.
Lalor, meanwhile, is one of Ireland’s top comedians, having been crowned Irish Standup Comedian of the Year on two occasions. He is also currently starring in an acting role in RTE Soap, Fair City.
Together, they will present a two-hour weekly show with analysis of Euro 2016 as it progresses with banter, commentary, input from NOVA’s 146,000 listeners, seriously addictive music and plenty of laughs along the way!
Euro 2016 Live continues Radio Nova’s foray into sport coverage and comes after the radio station secured Brent Pope to present Rugby World Cup Live last year.
Keith Andrews said, “I’m really looking forward to the new show and bringing our analysis to the listeners. There’ll be so much excitement in this year’s tournament and we’ll be bringing that live to NOVA’s listeners each week with analysis and special guests too”.
Eric Lalor said, “I’m hugely excited to be doing this show on Radio Nova with Keith Andrews. Combining my two favourite things, craic and football! Come on Ireland!”.
Euro 2016 Live will be broadcast every Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm on Radio Nova, commencing 11th June and will be anchored by Johnny Bowe, well-known amongst NOVA listeners for his Saturday & Sunday sports coverage.
NOVA’s CEO, Kevin Branigan, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Keith and Eric to the team. We’ll be bringing a somewhat satirical view to Euro 2016 each week and mixing our trademark seriously addictive music with expert analysis and a few hoots along the way!”.
NOVA broadcasts to Dublin, Kildare, Meath & Wicklow on FM but is available nationally on the Radio NOVA smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones from the app store. Almost 300,000 people have downloaded the NOVA smartphone app to date, making it one of the most-downloaded radio apps in the country.
Dublin & Meath – 100.3FM
Kildare – 100.5FM
Wicklow – 95.7FM
National – NOVA’s Smartphone app & NOVA.ie website