Borders Rugby Radio, the spin-off station from Borders Rugby Television, will launch at this year’s Melrose 7s event providing nine hours of live coverage to a worldwide audience in association with Hawick radio station TD9 Radio.
Featuring a commentary team of Dale Clancy, Stuart McFarlane, Bruce Millar and Robin Purdie, the nine-hour broadcast will be hosted by ITV Border and Talksport rugby presenter Stuart Cameron with DJ Hugh Brown, who will be pitch-side throughout the day interviewing players and special guests.
Expert summarisers have been lined up including former Melrose & Scotland 7s star Graeme Dodds and BBC Radio Scotland’s Grahame MacGregor with more names to be announced.
The broadcast will be co-produced by Stuart Cameron and Ronald Yule, who will be part of the new Talk TV station launching soon.
Borders Rugby Radio’s Stuart Cameron, who has been running Borders Rugby TV since 2008 said: “The team of local broadcasters are absolutely buzzing to be able to present nine hours of non-stop broadcasting from one of the great sporting events anywhere in the world with so much history attached to it.
“There will be no adverts, music or news bulletins during the broadcast so we will be bringing every game non-stop to a potential worldwide audience thanks to Hawick’s TD9 Radio. It will be the perfect platform for anyone who cannot make it to the event in person, but also our radio coverage and commentary will be easily available to tune into on any phone so you can listen to the broadcast whilst you’re at the Greenyards on the day.”
Tuning in to the broadcast could not be easier. Simply go to the TD9 Radio “Listen Live” link between 11am and 8pm on the day at td9radio.online/listen and enjoy a feast of sport. The whole programme will also be available to listen again after the event.
In addition, Stuart Cameron’s ITV Border Series “Border Sport In Focus” will feature a one hour two-part special on the Melrose 7s, set for broadcast in April or May, taking in the history of the event, looking at the build up to this year’s tournament and looking into the future.
Melrose 7s Tournament Director, Phil Morris, added: “We are delighted to have secured such a comprehensive radio coverage of this year’s Melrose Sevens. The world is moving increasingly online, and we are really pleased that anyone wishing to follow the Sevens anywhere around the world will be able to access this live, uninterrupted coverage direct from the Greenyards. Many thanks to Stuart Cameron and his team for all their support”