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Football from St Mary's Stadium

Southampton Hospital Radio was formed in 1952 and its very first broadcast was from The Dell when Saints played Doncaster Rovers on 18th October 1952.

Leslie Arthur Sullivan (Sully) was the commentator (and founder of our station) and he was joined in the commentary box by Frank Le Druillenec and 'Inky' Bean.

Inky left the group in 1960 and Ken Flood, who had previously been the technical engineer took over the vacated microphone. In 1971 Frank moved away and the third seat was then shared between Bryan Dowding and Ken Fielder - until 1977 when Sully eventually retired.

This left Ken Flood, Bryan Dowding and Ken Fielder in command and this (young) trio remained on duty for every home game for over 25 years, untill just a few years ago when Ken Flood retired from 'service' after working for 42 years as an active member on the hospital radio team.

Commentary is now headed by Martin Ingoe at St. Mary's stadium, who with his team of dedicated and knowledgeable commentators will keep you entertained throughout the season.

until the 2018/19 season the commentary team where connected to two induction loop circuits around two sections of seats inside the stadium whereby the hard of hearing and visually impaired supporters (both home and away) sit, and with the aid of an earpiece supplied by the stewards, they tuned in and listened to our live commentary.

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Cricket from the Ageas Bowl

Throughout the Summer we also bring you cricket commentary from the Ageas Bowl, where Hampshire play in the County Championship, T20 (Bash) and Royal London One Day Cup and the Southern Vipers play in the Kia Super League, plus we are proud to bring you scheduled International games as well. Our team of commentators have a breadth of experience that would be hard to surpass anywhere else in the country. 

Headed by Ken Maxted; Roger Hart, John Young, Dave Allen and the rest of the team have accumulated decades of tireless work for Hampshire CCC and SOHBA. Most recently they have also been assisting BBC Radio Solent with their County Championship "ball-by-ball" commentaries.

You can also listen to their live commentaries via the internet link on our home page, (press the red spinning ball) when games are scheduled, see our listings for upcoming matches.