Durham OnAir, the new local radio station for County Durham, and Spennymoor
Town FC, have today announced a new media partnership that will see the station
broadcast live match commentary of Moors’ games next season.
The club has been delivering live match commentary since January 2019 via a dedicated
Mixlr channel, but, with Durham OnAir now on board, both the quality and professionalism
of the show is set to be taken to new heights.
Sam Lupton, managing director of Durham OnAir said: “We have had exciting plans for our
sport output since we launched last November, but unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions
over the past 6 months have meant we have been unable to feature coverage of our local
“Now that the new season is about to get underway, we are thrilled to be working with
Spennymoor Town FC to be able to make National League football accessible to all.
“Commentary will be provided live from the ground by existing Spennymoor
commentators Sam Fletcher and Adam Hassell, with Durham OnAir sport presenter Jack
Gray, live in the studio offering updates from other North East fixtures, and national sport.”
Durham OnAir is the new local radio station for County Durham, which launched in
November 2020. It offers 24/7 updates on local news and events, as well as playing a
selection of “Just Great Music” from the past five decades.
A spokesman from Durham OnAir said: “Durham had been left without a dedicated radio
service for well over a year. The people of County Durham deserve a radio station that is
dedicated to them. We don't live in Newcastle, Sunderland or Teesside.
“We have our own identity and we wanted to create a radio station that represents that,
made by people with strong connections to Durham”.
The first match to be broadcast on Durham OnAir will be a pre-season friendly, with the
Moors facing League One side Sunderland AFC on July 3rd at 3pm.
Durham OnAir broadcasts online 24 hours a day, and expects to announce a DAB Radio
launch date later in 2021.
Listeners can hear Durham OnAir match commentary by downloading the Durham OnAir
smart phone app (Available for iPhone and Android devices), by listening on their Alexa or
Google Smart Speakers, or by tuning in at durhamonair.com - Full instructions on how to
listen can be found on the Durham OnAir website.