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Sport 927
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Broadcast area Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra
Frequency 927 kHz AM
First air date March 1925
renamed Sport 927 August 1996
Format Racing and sport
Owner The Victorian Thoroughbreds, Harness & Greyhound Racing codes

Sport 927 (callsign 3UZ) is a Melbourne radio station dedicated to covering horse and greyhound racing. While much of the station is dedicated to Gallops, Harness and greyhound racing, it does also cover other sports.

Unlike the other Australian racing networks, Sport 927 is owned by the state's racing industry, and not by its monopoly betting agency.

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Programming

The breakfast program with Michael Christian and Angela Pippos starts at 5.30am weekdays with Prime Time Sports Interactive. Weekday mornings from 9am, Steve Moran hosts Racing Central and covers all things racing including news updates and late mail until 10am. Nadia Horne takes over until 1pm as host of Winners covering all racing broadcasts, Australia-wide form, essential wagering elements and interviews from a punting perspective. Afternoons and nights are the National Racing Service which broadcasts live feeds of race meetings from all over Australia, New Zealand and from other countries like Hong Kong, England and South Africa. Evenings feature Andrew Kuuse with his Sportstalk program. During the 12am-5am shift, Trevor Himstedt and Grant Boyden host Nightmoves.

As well as live racing coverage, the weekends deliver Casting Off, The World Of Bowls, Escape and the longest running program of its type on Australian radio, The Family Counsellor with Fr. Gerard Dowling and Philip Touzel. [1]

History

Formerly known as 3UZ, it is Melbourne's oldest commercial radio station, commencing in March 1925. In 1986 the Victorian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing codes purchased the station and racing was re-introduced in 1988. [2]

Current

The station is rebroadcast by a network of stations throughout regional Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra. As well as the main transmitters listed here, there are also a number of low-power narrowcast relays in Victoria, and TOTE Sport Radio owned relays in Tasmania.

  • Victoria
    • Mildura 1359 AM
    • Swan Hill 106.9 FM
    • Bendigo 945 AM
    • Ballarat 1314 AM
    • Shepparton 1260 AM
  • Tasmania (known as TOTE Sport Radio)
    • Hobart 1080 AM
    • Launceston 90.1 FM
    • Burnie 97.7 FM
    • Devonport 101.3 FM

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