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Sports Hub takes prize

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VOC has drawn the curtains on its two year old sports programme Sports Live to introduce a brand-new show, now called ‘Sports Hub’.  The show underwent a name change on Friday evening, as VOC sports fans inundated the SMS line with a myriad of name suggestions. In total, VOC received more than 40 suggestions, with listeners being given the chance to vote for their favourite.

In the end, the show’s hosts, with great help from the VOC listeners, opted for ‘Sports Hub’. The new show will continue to air on the same time slot between 9pm-11pm on a Friday evening, and will also be accompanied by a new musical intro.

The winning name was suggested by listener Ganief Adams, who walked away with a brand new copy of Olympic Gold Medallist Chad Le Clos’s new biography, ‘Unbelievable!’ The second prize went to Rushdien Abrahams, whose suggestion ‘After the Whistle’, also received a huge chunk of the votes.

Sports Hub’s new host Irafaan Abrahams, the former presenter of Sports Breyani, expressed delight with the new name, saying it embodied what the show was about. He also praised the reaction and feedback from the show’s listeners, calling it “overwhelming”.

“We had a fantastic response from the VOC listeners. I think we were inundated with SMS’s and Facebook ideas for the show new name. The one that really struck, and sounded really plain and easy was Sports Hub. That really won our attention and we decided to stick with it,” he said.

He expressed hope the new show would become the prime destination for local and international sports news, for all VOC listeners.

“The word ‘hub’ means the centre of everything. We hope VOC’s sports show will be the centre of all community sports news, as well as news from around the world. We hope we will be the centre point, or hub, for all sports news that needs to be shared,” he said.

Tune in to VOC Sports Hub every Friday from 9pm until 11pm. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

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