Doug Graham (front) gets into practice calling local league matches as (back l-r) Lower Clarence Magpies coach Ricky Binge, Rhinos coach Xavier Sullivan, 103.1 Life FM executive producer Barry Mutze and Grafton Ghosts president Michael Rogan look on.
Doug Graham (front) gets into practice calling local league matches as (back l-r) Lower Clarence Magpies coach Ricky Binge, Rhinos coach Xavier Sullivan, 103.1 Life FM executive producer Barry Mutze and Grafton Ghosts president Michael Rogan look on.

Local rugby league games on radio

FOR WHAT ever reason some fans cannot make the local rugby league game on Sunday.

Out of town, camping or simply spending the day with the family - to name a few.

Well that’s all about to change...well almost.

Local radio station 103.1 Life FM will be broadcasting local games starting this Sunday.

Each Sunday the rugby league public will now be able to tune into 103.1 Life FM and listen to the dulcet tones of Doug Graham calling the game.

Doug, a former South Grafton Rebel and Grafton Ghosts player has been asked by the local station to call the games and give listeners an opportunity to follow live, how their team is going.

“We want to bring the league to those people who can’t make the game,” Graham said.

“We want to get to a wider audience and provide a good product and maintain a good relationship with the local sides.”

Doug admits he’s no Ray ‘Rabbits’ Warren but is confident his ad-lib style will entertain listeners.

“I’ve actually called a few picnic races in the past and the odd rodeo event,” he said.

“Last year I gave updates on the grand final between Lower and Northern United.

“I hope when I call the game the listeners feel every tackle and score every try with a few silky one-liners thrown in.”

Executive producer Barry Mutze said the station is excited about their new adventure and that he has received positive response already.

“We have been providing the ‘Clarence Scoreboard’ the last few seasons and we discussed the idea of broadcasting the game and our station manager Nathan Hampshire agreed,” Mutze said.

Tune into 103.1 this Sunday to get a bird’s eye view form the grandstand through the new voice of rugby league on the Clarence, Doug Graham.



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