Gareth Jones

The voice of West Yorkshire Sport

Bradford City return to BBC Radio Leeds

07th July 2016

Bradford City and BBC Radio Leeds have agreed a broadcasting rights deal for the home and away commentary of matches for the next three seasons, starting with the club's Sky Bet League One opener on Saturday 6th August against Port Vale.  

After discussions between Gareth, BBC Radio Leeds Station Editor Sanjiv Buttoo and Braford City's Chief Operating Officer James Mason a new deal has been struck to return City commentaries to the station after a three year absence.

Mason said: "Many Bradford City fans will be familiar with radio commentaries coming from BBC local radio in years gone by and we welcome back the station at a time when the club is growing day to day in its profile and the more exposure we can get from our media partners can only help us grow as a club.

 "This is an ambitious project in which the station have clearly set out their plans for coverage, but we also plan to maximise our side of the bargain which will see Bradford City as more of a community asset than just a football club on a Saturday afternoon.’ 

"Yes people will still be able to hear the much desired commentaries, but also Radio Leeds’ 24 hour broadcasting schedule means listeners will be able to hear about everything that the club do in the community on a day to day basis."

BBC Radio Leeds Sports Editor Gareth Jones added: "We are thrilled to once again be providing commentary, home and away for every single Bradford City match. It is great to strengthen our relationship with a club that has such wonderful fans, dedicated hard-working staff, and a strong, bright future.

 "This deal means, as well as match day commentary, we will be further increasing our non-match day output across the week. This means much more Bradford City content across West Yorkshire for fans to enjoy."




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