Sport is a massive part of people’s lives and York Hospital Radio recognise this, and during the football season ‘Goaline’ appears weekly between 14:30 and 17:30 which covers all the major sporting events including every York City home game.
Commentators Dan Tait and Paul Webb make sure you don’t miss a kick from Bootham Crescent, while Phil Bewers, Dennis McMahon, James Hudson, John Garnham. Chris Morgan, Jonathan Cook and Mark Pemberton rotate the studio presenting role to ensure that listeners are kept up to date with other games and sporting events. In fact, commentaries of York City games to York Hospital go back even further than York Hospital Radio’s own history as there were broadcasts as far back at 1959 and York Hospital Radio continue to retain that proud history.
York City’s Official Historian David Batters was a mainstay behind the mic for some 34 years as a commentator before Dan Tait, Paul Webb and Jake Cartledge allowed David to enjoy a well earned retirement. The first season of the new team proved a lucky omen as the club had huge success on the pitch and won a memorable Wembley double on route to promotion back to the Football League. York Hospital Radio was there broadcasting both games live, as they had done in all York City’s previous Wembley appearances ensuring that all York City supporters (and general football fans) that were laid up in hospital felt as though they were there and didn’t miss any of the action. For the commentators it was a far cry from Bootham Crescent with refreshments on tap, small screens for action replays and fish and chips at half-
David Batters who commentated for York Hospital Radio for 34 years sadly passed away in July, 2014. David was widely known as being the most knowledgeable and passionate York City supporter around, writer as well as an excellent broadcaster. Amongst all of those things Dave was a real gentleman whose presence at Bootham Crescent and York Hospital Radio is hugely missed.
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