Vodafone Fantastic Fridays and iHeartRadio New Zealand have announced an exclusive partnership with the Vodafone Warriors in launching the club’s own digital radio station for the remainder of the 2015 NRL season.
Now on air Vodafone Warriors Radio offers listeners a dedicated stream of Vodafone Warriors-filled content to keep fans updated with everything they need to know about their beloved team and players plus live commentary on the club's games.
It will also brings a whole range of exclusive deals, tickets offers and money-can't-buy experiences, all thanks to Vodafone Fantastic Fridays.
"As a club we are always looking for ways to be more engaging with our members and fans and a bespoke Vodafone Warriors iHeartRadio station provides us with an exciting new platform for them to connect with the club,” said Vodafone Warriors fan engagement manager Rodney Wallace.
NZME’s group strategy and operations director Carolyn Luey said: “We are delighted with this new partnership with our favorite NRL team to deliver premium content to registered iHeartRadio users.
“We understand the passion fans have for the Vodafone Warriors and we are thrilled to provide a radio station that will offer exclusive, entertaining and informative content, while still being of interest to a broader audience. Being available on a digital platform will also appeal to the younger generation, in turn igniting a love of the game for years to come.”
Vodafone Warriors Radio has a plethora of content on offer, including the ‘Players’ Playlist’ where players share their favourite tunes on-air.
‘Meet the Team’ airs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings, giving listeners the inside scoop on player facts.
Vodafone Fantastic Fridays will also have a whole bunch of exclusive treats for lucky listeners. It could be game tickets or it could be a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Listeners will gain an all-access pass to the Vodafone Warriors via the new station with a range of shows hosted by some of NZME Radio’s leading talent, including 'That’s a Wrap’ hosted by Martin Devlin, Allen McLaughlin and Brad Walter and in-depth player interviews with Tony Veitch on Tuesday’s ‘Head to Head’ show.
Afternoon replays are perfect for fans who missed a game and every Tuesday from midday The Crowd Goes Wild and Andrew Voss will recap all of the week's highlights.
But it doesn’t stop there. On Friday afternoons Kent Johns and Elliott Smith host ‘Get your game on’, where they mentally prepare listeners for an intense weekend of the players’ chosen music, interviews and game commentary. And the best part - once the weekend finishes it all starts again.
To celebrate the launch of iHeartRadio’s Vodafone Warriors Radio amazing prizes will be given away thanks to Vodafone Fantastic Fridays. Simply listen to the shows from now until Friday, August 21 nand be in with the chance to win a Vodafone Warriors jersey, signed balls, movie tickets and more.