27 April, 2018

Newstalk ZB announced today some big changes are on the way for their weekend line up.

Sports powerhouse Martin Devlin will front a brand new, three-hour show every Saturday and Sunday on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport.

A place where sports fans can unite on air to debate the big issues, the show will also deliver the best interviews, the sharpest analysis and of course, unbridled opinion.

The award-winning broadcaster says he can’t wait to sink his teeth in to this new challenge. Devlin says, “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I can’t wait to get started.”

Jason Winstanley, NZME’s Head of Talk says, “Martin Devlin has one of the best sports brains in New Zealand. He does it differently to everyone else. He’s unique. We are thrilled.”

Winstanley says, “Part of Marty’s new gig will include a speciality motoring segment called DRIVEN. With almost 3.9 million cars on New Zealand roads, it is a seriously hot topic. We are proud to be working closely with NZME’s DRIVEN team to deliver premium motoring content for all Kiwis.”

This won’t be the only change to Newstalk ZB’s weekend afternoons, with the introduction of a brand new lifestyle offering.

TV’s Tim Wilson and broadcaster Tim Roxborogh will co-host a suite of diverse programmes which hone in on specialist topics including politics, wellness, parenting, finance and the very hot topic of property.

Winstanley says, “This new show is an ambitious move for Newstalk ZB, and I’m excited about the possibilities of what we will deliver. We want to attract a new and diverse audience by dishing up great content central to our lives”

“We especially love the concept of our new OneRoof radio show, where all things property will come under one roof on the radio!” 

The new weekend afternoon line-up will commence on Saturday 12 May.

Devlin’s replacement on Radio Sport Mornings will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Saturdays on Newstalk ZB

6am-9am The All Sports Breakfast

9am-12pm Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

12pm-3pm The Devlin Radio Show including DRIVEN

3pm-6pm Weekend Lifestyle with Tim Wilson and Tim Roxborogh including the OneRoof Show

6pm-12mn In My Day with Bruce Russell

 

Sundays on Newstalk ZB

6am-8am Sunday Mornings with the Resident Builder

8am-9am Sports Power Hour

9am-12pm The Sunday Session with Kerre McIvor

12pm-3pm The Devlin Radio Show

3pm-6pm Weekend Lifestyle with Tim Wilson and Tim Roxborogh

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact:

Kate Barron

NSPR

+64 27 422 0079

kate@nsprltd.com

  

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NZME’s DRIVEN.CO.NZ is the only place New Zealanders need to go for everything motoring. Offering news, reviews and vehicle listings, DRIVEN.CO.NZ is a one-stop shop for car buyers, sellers and enthusiasts. Alongside over 30,000 dealer and private listings, DRIVEN.CO.NZ is rich in auto news and reviews, tips and tools, plus the ability to search in new ways that help you find the car to meet your needs.

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[1] Nielsen CMI, January 2018 fused database: Q1 17 – Q4 17 (population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels.