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Radio 4: The Programmes

Sport On 4

SPORTSNIGHT-esque early morning magazine roundup of the week’s events for those dynamic thrusting Radio 4 listeners who like their sporting highlights neatly packaged in colour supplement-style bitesize chunks. Former rugby international Cliff Morgan and cricketing counterpart Tony Lewis were the primary anchormen, giving some indication of its usual sporting slant, and the none-more-incongruous discofied theme music was none other than The Shuffle by Van McCoy. Gamely tried to battle through the arrival of Radio 5 with a sort of proto-Red Button ‘extra’ on alternate frequencies, but soon wound up pretty much redundant.



  1. Simon Tyers

    June 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Repeated before Sport On 5 for a bit as Sport On 4 Plus One.

  2. richardpd

    May 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I remember my Dad listening to it a lot in the 1980s, when the fluty disco of the The Shuffle made it even more of an out of place ear worm from my Dad’s Grundig.

  3. Glenn Aylett

    August 19, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    I always wondered why this Saturday morning sports magazine was on Radio 4, when Radio 2 was the home of sport on the radio before the creation of Radio 5. All I can think is, until 1978, Radio 2 simulcast Junior Choice from Radio 1, and then when the two stations were seperated, David Jacobs would be less than happy if ” our kind of music” ( Sinatra and Bing Crosby ) was replaced by Cliff Morgan discussing the Six Nations. Even as a kid, I’d much rather have listened to Three Coins In The Fountain than hearing how Wales new scrum half would fare this weekend.

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