From humble beginnings in the Hunter Valley to years on the screens across NBN, Fox Sports and Sky News, long time Novocastrian Jim Callinan is coming back to the Newcastle airwaves in 2021 to join Newcastle’s 102.9 Triple M NRL Call Team.

Current Fox Sports News and Sky News presenter, Callinan has called numerous sporting events across his many years. Callinan will take a seat alongside Triple M NRL stalwarts and Newcastle Knights legends, Michael ‘Hages’ Hagan and Marc ‘MG’ Glanville, as Newcastle’s 102.9 Triple M NRL Call Team once again call every Newcastle Knights match throughout 2021.

Having delivered NBN’s nightly sport report into homes across Newcastle and the Hunter for more than 13 years, Callinan is no stranger to the local sporting landscape or the Triple M Network, being a frequent guest on 102.9 Triple M’s breakfast show.

Callinan replaces long time caller Frank Barrett, who after seven years as lead caller, and many more as the sideline eye, joins the Newcastle Knights tribe in its media and communications team. Callinan’s experience in live television, plus his extensive list of sporting contacts throughout Newcastle and the Hunter will provide a perfect addition alongside Hages and MG.

“It’s a huge thrill to join such a great team at Triple M. It doesn’t get much better than the chance to call your hometown team alongside two of the best – it’s a long way from cheering for Hages and MG on the hill as a school boy! Can’t wait to be part of it all and help bring the action to the best fans in the game,” Callinan said.

SCA Newcastle Content Director, Jase Allen, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jim into the call team alongside Hages and MG. Having an expert panel of Novocastrians who can deliver an informative and entertaining call, will continue to make it the number one destination for local rugby league in 2021.

“Jim has hosted and called live many sporting events across all codes for years during his time at Fox Sports, we’re honoured to have him as part of the Triple M Newcastle family and look forward to an uninterrupted NRL season to come.”

Catch Newcastle’s 102.9 Triple M NRL Call Team with Jim, Hages & MG for every Newcastle Knights match from Thursday, 11 March 2021.

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