Sports Entertainment Network
1116 (callsign 3AK), the acronym standing for
Sports Entertainment Network, is a commercial
AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia,
operating on 1116 kHz. It is currently owned and
operated by Pacific Star Network Limited.
began in late January 2004, leasing the 3AK frequency
from Pacific Star. While initially, ratings were
steadily rising, the station's financial position
took a turn for the worst in early 2005, with
several employees, including Dermott Brereton,
Mark Doran, and Robert Shaw not being paid. This
eventually led to Brereton walking out on the
Expansion into Adelaide
financial problems also affected their expansion
attempts into Adelaide, having leased the 1323
kHz frequency from the Australian Radio Network
(ARN). ARN closed their classic hits station 5DN
in December 2004 to make way for SEN 1323, which
started the following month.
financial difficulties eventually saw control
of the Adelaide lease revert to ARN in mid-2005
(who would eventually start Cruise 1323 on the
5DN callsign and frequency).
Purchase from administrators
2005-06-06, Pacific Star announced the purchase
of the Melbourne business of SEN from its administrators.
SEN is now owned and operated by Pacific Star,
alongside its easy-listening sister station 3MP.
2006 onwards - AFL rights
covering the Victorian Football League in 2005
and 2006, SEN is broadcasting 5 matches of live
AFL football every round of the 2007 AFL Premiership
Season. 1116 SEN's AFL Football Commentary team
is Matt Granland, Anthony Hudson, David Schwarz,
Dermott Brereton, Tim Watson and Billy Brownless.
Live Sport Coverage
live sporting events covered on SEN include:
* TRUenergy Victorian Football League (2005-2006)
Commentated by Mark Doran, Liam Pickering, David
Schwarz, Mark Stone
* National Basketball League season (South Dragons
and Melbourne Tigers) (2004/05-2005/06-2006/07)
Commentated by Andrew Gaze, Nigel Purchase, Mark
Doran, Matt Thompson , Shane Potter , Daniel Eade
* A-League season (Melbourne Victory) (2005/06-2006/07)
Commentated by Paul Trimboli, Michael Zapone
* National Rugby League (networked from 2GB Sydney,
see Continuous Call Team) (2005-)
Commentated by Ray Hadley, Bob Fulton, Steve Roach,
Tony Megahey, Andrew Moore, Darryl Brohman
* 2006 International Soccer Friendly Australia
Commentated by Anthony Hudson, Michael Zappone
and Paul Trimboli
* Australian Football League (2007-)
Man Australia is delighted to have assisted SEN
with talent, interviews etc on a number of occasions.