Stan to host sports radio program
AFTER playing golf for as long as he can remember, Stan Bendall is using his wealth of sporting knowledge to host a new sports radio program on 2NCR 92.9FM.
Bendall, 72, has been on the board of the Lismore Workers Golf Club for 35 years; Northern Rivers District Golf Association publicity officer for 25 years; and was NRDGA vice-president for 15 years.
He has also contributed to the media since 1986, when he began writing a golf column for The Northern Star.
“That column continued until 2000 but I maintained writing for the NSW Golf magazine, reporting on events from our region’s 17 clubs,” he said.
Radio 2LM announcer Neil Marks said Bendall had been a regular correspondent on his Saturday morning sports program for about three years.
“Stan loves golf,” Marks said.
“In fact; he loves all sport and can make informed comments on many sports and the people involved.
“He is also part of many charitable organisations, helping as many people as he can. He’s one of those people that won’t see anybody in trouble – a bloke with a big heart.”
Bendall keeps his finger on the sporting pulse by hosting Monday afternoon and Saturday morning segments.
“We began at the start of this year and we cover everything from baseball with Geoff Hallmann, boxing with Arthur Maloney, through to rugby league, soccer and racing,” he said.
Bendall carries out charity work for Canteen, including an annual golf day, raises money for Legacy and is a strong believer in a fair go.
They say its hard to teach an old dog new tricks but then, if you’re Stan Bendall, would you want to learn new ones?