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I note Radio Sport has stopped, but if you go to their frequency, you get Newstalk ZB

Radio Trackside has also stopped, I'm wondering why they did not do a link to TAB Radio in Aus, so you can listen to Aus racing when driving along

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good  point... and why is TRACKSIDE TV not playing ads to encourage racing industry 'stakeholders' esp trainers, stabbbble staff, professional services' to always follow the distancing and hygiene rules appropriate for the Alert Level as they resume preparations for July (or earlier) resumption

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Blood on the floor at Trackside - coverage to be decimated and long time callers victims

Barry Lichter

By Barry Lichter • 11 May 2020

TAB staff cuts will see Trackside’s coverage of racing decimated after a “blood on the floor” meeting at Petone headquarters today.

While the Racing Industry Transition Agency has made no official announcement yet inside sources say there will be no on course presenters at race meetings, except for 20 marquee events.

The knife has gone through all contractors, meaning even respected race callers like Tony Lee and Dave McDonald lose their jobs.

Only extremely limited race meeting previews will be done and the TAB will cut its on course staff to seven - with four camera people and a director, and two others.

Long time floor manager Mark Claydon has lost his job with no on course presenters to support along with make-up artists.

Only three commentators will be used in the North Island - only two of George Simon, Aaron White and Peter Earley will be retained, with the two survivors expected to call Auckland and Cambridge greyhounds if Earley is lost.

Mark Rozanowski will call the Central Districts greyhounds, but the versatile Jason Teaz is gone.

In the South Island, four callers will be used, including two in Canterbury, Matt Cross, Justin Evans and Trevor Wilkes are safe.

Only eight staff will be used in the studio - the 10 people invited to apply for the jobs include Bevan Sweeney, Brendan Popplewell, Greg O’Connor, Aidan Rodley, Marc Cookson, Pip Morris, Darryl Robinson, Pat Comerford, Nicole Simms and Emily Bosson.

Craig “The Whale” Thompson, who drove harness turnover with his Whale Watch and on-course interviews is gone as is Mick Guerin.

Trackside will essentially turn into wall-to-wall racing and directors will keep their jobs as the TAB plans to import more meetings from overseas to fill in the time. It currently airs for 217 hours a week.

Special coverage around racing carnivals will be scaled back.

Radio Trackside, suspended last month, will not be reinstated on any AM and FM channels.

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Blood on the floor at Trackside - coverage to be decimated and long time callers victims

Barry Lichter

By Barry Lichter • 11 May 2020

TAB staff cuts will see Trackside’s coverage of racing decimated after a “blood on the floor” meeting at Petone headquarters today.

While the Racing Industry Transition Agency has made no official announcement yet inside sources say there will be no on course presenters at race meetings, except for 20 marquee events.

The knife has gone through all contractors, meaning even respected race callers like Tony Lee and Dave McDonald lose their jobs.

Only extremely limited race meeting previews will be done and the TAB will cut its on course staff to seven - with four camera people and a director, and two others.

Long time floor manager Mark Claydon has lost his job with no on course presenters to support along with make-up artists.

Only three commentators will be used in the North Island - only two of George Simon, Aaron White and Peter Earley will be retained, with the two survivors expected to call Auckland and Cambridge greyhounds if Earley is lost.

Mark Rozanowski will call the Central Districts greyhounds, but the versatile Jason Teaz is gone.

In the South Island, four callers will be used, including two in Canterbury, Matt Cross, Justin Evans and Trevor Wilkes are safe.

Only eight staff will be used in the studio - the 10 people invited to apply for the jobs include Bevan Sweeney, Brendan Popplewell, Greg O’Connor, Aidan Rodley, Marc Cookson, Pip Morris, Darryl Robinson, Pat Comerford, Nicole Simms and Emily Bosson.

Craig “The Whale” Thompson, who drove harness turnover with his Whale Watch and on-course interviews is gone as is Mick Guerin.

Trackside will essentially turn into wall-to-wall racing and directors will keep their jobs as the TAB plans to import more meetings from overseas to fill in the time. It currently airs for 217 hours a week.

Special coverage around racing carnivals will be scaled back.

Radio Trackside, suspended last month, will not be reinstated on any AM and FM channels.

This is lunacy

How much wagering will they lose both in NZ and Aus because of this.  Many people put their bets on, then are out and about working, listening to the races on the radio in their car.  Many are not able to sit at home, even on a weekend and watch on TV

You can definitely pick up Aus racing online through the link in the announcements https://www.tabtouch.com.au/tab-radio

But how can you listen to NZ racing, I think it has to be thru an app on your phone linking to TAB Trackside????

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