FIRST, there was Radio Maroon – the proudly biased and unauthorised commentary team that gave Queenslanders the chance to listen to Origin games free of Blues rubbish.
The Courier-Mail and 98.9FM will again bring Radio Maroon to life on Wednesday night, with Channel 10’s Bill McDonald leading a team featuring former Origin stars Steve Renouf, Adrian Lam and Adam Mogg.
Radio Maroon has drawn listeners from across the world, keen to hear a Maroon tinge to such a grand footy game.
It’s been so popular, other media outlets are trying to get a piece of the action. And how they’ve stretched their vivid imaginations to come up with a rival.
For yesterday Maroon Radio was born. That’s right, Maroon Radio, or Radio Maroon in reverse.
Nova Brisbane has launched a digital station, pre-recorded and played on loop, and featuring a “special balls and all Origin edition”.
So, there’s nothing nova about this idea. Pale Pink Radio may best describe it.
Pale Pink Radio won’t carry a live call. For that, you’ll have to turn down the TV and turn up Radio Maroon – the only way to enjoy the Origin free of the Blues cheerleaders
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