Good news, we reckon; the BBC are bringing The Non League Show to a Radio 5 Live and a national – if not international - audience. Part of BBC London output since 2006, the new nationwide show will broadcast from August 19, 2012 each Sunday at 5.30am.
The show will be available to listen again all week via the BBC iPlayer, plus there will be a longer version available each Sunday via free download from the 5 live website, www.bbc.co.uk/5live.
Hosted by Caroline Barker, the show has a long history of championing the game and will continue to look at the current issues affecting all levels of football below the Football League.
Caroline said: "This new addition to 5 live is a real endorsement of the work of non-league football in raising the profile of the game. With more fans of our level of football than ever before, this is a fantastic opportunity to show off the work of the clubs and, most importantly, the fans that make those teams tick."
One of the key areas for the show will be the voice of the fans, encouraging interaction across multimedia platforms to highlight the real strength and importance of fans to the grassroots game.
Kevin Rye from the fans group, Supporters Direct said: "It's critical that the big issues that affect supporters whatever level their clubs play at are discussed. I can think of no better proponents than the biggest radio station in the country and the show that helped to bring the nation's attention to non-league football."
The BBC Non League Football Show will broadcast on Radio 5 live, Sunday mornings 5.30am to 6.00am from August 19.