AFTER nearly seven years, former AFL footballers Dwayne Russell and Gerard Healy are returning to the airwaves of radio 2AY.
The pair’s sport show, which originates from Melbourne’s 3AW, was pulled from the Albury station’s weekday evening schedule in March 2010 and replaced with a similar program called Sportsday.
That title will remain but hosts Tony Leonard and Terry Wallace will be replaced by Russell and Healy in the 6pm to 8pm Monday to Friday slot.
The change is part of the fallout from a new AFL radio rights deal involving Crocmedia which produces Sportsday.
The move, which will take effect from Monday January 16, means big football figures such as Leigh Matthews, Matthew Lloyd, Matthew Richardson and Caroline Wilson will be heard regularly.
The 3AW show had continued to be heard on Wangaratta’s 3NE while it was off the 2AY airwaves and will still be heard on the North East station in 2017.