Sport FM unveils new on air line-up
Sport FM 91.3 is delighted to welcome WA broadcasting stalwart Peter Vlahos to the station as the new host of Sports Drive, as part of changes to on air programming effective as of Monday 9th November.
Vlahos joins Sport FM with more than 30 years of mainstream media experience under his belt across both radio and television, having most recently worked at radio station 6PR.
"Sport and broadcasting have been two of my lifelong passions, and I'm delighted to be on board at such a passionate sports radio station with a loyal audience," Vlahos said.
"I look forward to having a positive impact on and off the air and helping some of our young talented presenters make the next step in the industry."
Vlahos will also assume an off-air role with the station in sponsorship and marketing.
Western Sports Media chairman Colin Minson was delighted to welcome Vlahos to the 91.3 Sport FM team.
"Peter and I have a working relationship extending back over more than 30 years, so it's great to come the full circle and have him back as part of the station," he said.
"I have no doubt Peter's addition to the Sport FM team will drive higher standards both on and off the air."
Vlahos will host the Drive program, which will run weekdays from 2-6 PM when not impacted by live sporting broadcasts.
He takes over from Jacob Landsmeer in the Drive seat, who is now on board as host of Sports Breakfast alongside veteran broadcaster and former Australian cricketer Wayne Clark, weekdays 6-10 AM.
Landsmeer joins the Brekky team after four years as host of Drive, and is looking forward to the fresh challenge.
"Drive was so much fun each and every day, but it's time for something new and I couldn't be happier to be up early to co-host Sports Brekky," he said.
"Wayne Clark has helped guide some of the best media talent in the country to higher honors in this slot and is always fun to work with. I look forward to him keeping me honest and having a successful on air partnership together."
Jordan Scardetta assumes the role as host of Sports Line, which will air 10-2 weekdays following Sports Breakfast.
Scardetta has been a regular voice on 91.3 Sport FM over many years, calling WAFL matches and working across a variety of programs.
"It's great to be back at Sport FM and I can't wait to get started," Scardetta said.
"I've got a great love of sport across all levels and can't wait to share my passion with such a loyal audience."
Chairman Minson was excited for the potential of the new on air team.
"This new line-up gives me great excitement and confidence for the future of this radio station," he said.
"For many years Sport FM has been a breeding ground for young sports broadcasters, and a great voice for the local sporting community of Perth. I have no doubt the listeners will warm to all three programs."
"In addition, Paul Heath will start the day off with Early Sports Breakfast from 4-6AM while still serving as producer of Sports Breakfast, with Sam Trusso to recap the days sporting news with a Sport FM catch up show from 6-9 PM mixed in with our regular evening shows.
"It means we now have 17 hours of locally produced content each day, an absolute treat for our sports loving state."
Head to the Sport FM website for more information on changes to programming.