Morecambe Football Club and Beyond Radio join up ahead of historic Sky Bet League One campaign, with the station providing full-match commentary for iFollow Shrimps.
Supporters will be able to listen to exclusive, full and uninterrupted radio commentary of every single game, home and away, which will be broadcast simultaneously across North Lancashire on 103.5 and 107.5FM, as well as on the iFollow Shrimps platform, beginning with the trip to Ipswich Town on Saturday 7 August.
Joining ‘Shrimps Live’ is experienced broadcaster, Dave Salmon. Dave has more than 20 years experience in the media industry, and is no stranger to the Mazuma Stadium, having been Sports Editor and a presenter at the former Bay Radio between 2008 and 2013, where he hosted the popular ‘Goal Zone’ show every matchday.
After leaving The Bay, Dave commentated on Blackpool FC for commercial station, Radio Wave, for four seasons as well as covering clubs including Barrow AFC and Carlisle United for BBC Radio Cumbria.
Shrimps Live will also welcome special guests during the season and in addition to full match commentary, also on offer will be a ‘Shrimps Verdict’ podcast, featuring online, on demand content, including audio match highlights, post-match interviews and reaction, and the chance for supporters to have their say.
Speaking ahead of the launch of Shrimps Live, Dave Salmon said: ‘’I am tremendously excited and honoured to be part of a brand new bright tomorrow for Morecambe Football Club, as we begin our adventures in League One.
‘’There has never been a better time to be a Shrimps fan, and I can’t wait to get started. It’ll be fantastic to be back at the Mazuma again. These are exciting times for club, and our town.
‘’Beyond Radio has established itself as an integral part of the local community in recent years and this is reflected in the station’s significant investment in the new coverage. We plan to make the coverage as interactive as possible for supporters, both on air and online.”
The club would like to thank David Freear, Glen Cooper and the rest of the team who have devoted their time to providing supporters with a fantastic commentary service over the past 10 years, their passion and commitment has been unquestionable.
Shrimps Live will broadcast from 2:45pm on Saturdays and 7:30pm for midweek games.