With just three weeks until the start of the 2023 AFL season, 3AW has announced full details of its all-star lineup for the year ahead. Having secured radio, streaming and digital rights to the AFL until 2024, 3AW will call four matches per week, available to listeners on 3AW 693, and for the first time through the 3AW app and website.
And in a win for fans 3AW will launch three new podcasts, available for free on all streaming platforms.
Tom Malone, Managing Director of Nine Radio, said: “3AW has been proudly broadcasting Aussie Rules for almost 80 years and our commentary team for 2023 is arguably the best we’ve ever assembled. Featuring some of the greatest names to have ever played AFL, as well as the most insightful analysts of the game, our coverage for the upcoming season will be unbeatable.”
FRIDAY NIGHT AFL
Pre-game host: Jacqui Felgate
Pre-game panel: Anthony Hudson, Leigh Matthews & Matthew Lloyd
Game Callers: Anthony Hudson & Bruce Eva
Special Comments: Leigh Matthews & Matthew Lloyd
Boundary: Libby Birch
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AFL
Pre-game host: Tim Lane
Pre-game panel: Caroline Wilson, Leigh Matthews & Jimmy Bartel
Game Callers: Tim Lane & Tony Leonard
Special Comments: Leigh Matthews & Jimmy Bartel
Boundary: Jacqui Reed
Around-The-Grounds: Libby Birch
SATURDAY NIGHT AFL
Pre-game host: Matt Granland
Pre-game panel: Matt Granland, Shane McInnes, Tony Shaw & Eddie Summerfield
Game Callers: Matt Granland & Shane McInnes
Special Comments: Tony Shaw
Boundary: Abbie McKay
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFL
Pre-game host: Sam McClure
Pre-game panel: Jimmy Bartel, Matthew Richardson & Tony Shaw
Game Callers: Tim Lane & Matt Granland
Special Comments: Matthew Richardson & Tony Shaw
Boundary: Jacqui Reed
EDDIE & JIMMY
Every Monday, Eddie McGuire and Jimmy Bartel set the footy agenda for the week ahead and discuss the issues from the round just played. Eddie and Jimmy are two of the biggest names in AFL and they don’t hold back.. They’re across everything, they know how fans want it to be played, and they’re ready to discuss and debate the greatest game in the world.
NOTHIN’ LIKE THE 90s
Each week Anthony Hudson interviews some of the biggest names that made the 1990s so incredible – the players, coaches and media personalities. The decade that seems so long ago will be brought back to the current day using the huge library of 3AW’s audio archives. Featuring never-before-heard stories about unforgettable footy moments from the 90s, life after footy, as well as plenty of banter and insight to get you hyped up for the round ahead.
BARTEL & BEVA
Jimmy Bartel and Bruce Eva have found the perfect excuse to talk sport and have a punt. Join Bartel and Beva each week as they discuss all sports being played around the world right now, from football to darts, cricket to table tennis. With help from their international experts, they’ll discuss and debate the odds for the weekend of sport ahead. It is a punters’ paradise. Subscribe to hear every episode with AFL legend Jimmy Bartel and sport journo Bruce Eva.