THE Three Legends behind the north east football fans’ favourite phone-in are being brought back to the FM airwaves after signing a deal with Star Radio.
The iconic Three Legends show, which was abruptly axed by Real Radio last month after a 14-year run and despite consistently high ratings, will now be broadcast by Star Radio from Monday, August 13.
Star Radio – which covers Darlington, Durham and North Yorkshire – will re-introduce the phone-in to its traditional daily 6pm to 8pm slot, but initially will only involve Middlesbrough legend Bernie Slaven.
Former Newcastle star Malcolm Macdonald and Sunderland’s FA Cup winner Micky Horswill will join at a later date due to ongoing contractual issues with their former employer.
The show will also be broadcast via Koast Radio, an online community-based station in Northumberland, which announced its own signing of the Legends last week. Star Radio will also look to form partnerships with other north east community stations, to ensure the Three Legends show is broadcast to as many of the region’s football fans as possible.
Former Middlesbrough striker Bernie said: “This is a great move for us, and one I’m really looking forward to getting started with on Monday. “I know Malcolm and Micky will be counting the days until they can join me, and I am sure the many fantastic football fans we’ve spoken to so many times over the years will come with us too.
“We know for ourselves how massive football is in North East communities, so it’s important to us that we’ve joined a radio station that has a real community focus.”