See Also: The Championships, Wimbledon
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Radio Wimbledon is the official radio station to the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the AELTC in Wimbledon. This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is based at Wimbledon in London, England, at grid reference. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is based at Wimbledon in London, England, at grid reference. 
Radio Wimbledon broadcasts daily on 87. 7FM between 8am and approximately 10pm during the Championships at Wimbledon. The Championships Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest Tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered as the most prestigious Broadcast from specially designed studios near the Press Centre at the AELTC, it is available in an area approximately within a 5 mile radius of the AELTC under a Restricted Service Licence, as well as online through www.wimbledon.org. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is based at Wimbledon in London, England, at grid reference. A UK Restricted Service Licence (often called an RSL) is typically granted to Radio stations and Television stations broadcasting within the Launched in 1992 it provides extensive commentaries for matches using a team of reporters around the ground. More recently, the service has been extended to provide dedicated commentaries for Centre Court on 96. Centre Court may be used generically as the British English term for the main court at any Tennis complex 3FM and No. 1 Court on 97. 8FM. Due to the use of lower powered frequencies, these services are only available by radio for visitors in the stadiums, but are also available online. Radios are available in the grounds, though visitors are asked to use headphones at all times.
Since the station has been available online, the number of listeners has increased dramatically around the world to a peak of 600,000 . It is perhaps the only station with such extensive ball by ball coverage that is available internationally, particularly as the BBC doesn't own the rights to broadcast through radio worldwide.  However, a good relationship between BBC 5 Live and Radio Wimbledon has meant that material is sometimes shared between the two stations. Radio Wimbledon's reporting style is often slightly less impartial than the BBC, with some patriotic support for British players such as Tim Henman and Andy Murray. Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman OBE (born 6 September 1974) is a retired English Tennis player Andrew or Andy Murray may refer to Andrew Murray, often spelt Andrew Moray, key military and political leader of the Scots during the Scottish
Radio Wimbledon was the first Grand Slam tournament to offer radio coverage of this type. The four Grand Slam tournaments are the most important Tennis events of the year Other events have followed such as the Australian Open which launched a radio station in 2000. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. 
Radio Wimbledon broadcasts live commentaries from matches all around the ground, as well as frequent updates of scores, results and news. The reporters often report from the "Crow's Nest" or from other locations around the ground. It plays popular music, provides local travel news, weather reports and holds competitions. The presenters are often joined by guests to discuss the tennis. These regular guests have included Nick Bollettieri and Judy Murray . Nicholas James Bollettieri (b July 31, 1931 in Pelham New York) is an American Tennis coach who is credited with developing
Radio Wimbledon often asks for listeners to contribute interesting questions which can be discussed on air. These can be sent through e-mail or, from 2007, SMS. Electronic mail, often abbreviated to e-mail, email, or originally eMail, is a Store-and-forward method of writing sending receiving Short Message Service ( SMS) is a Communications protocol allowing the interchange of short text messages between mobile telephone devices. Listeners can also send comments using these methods.
In the evenings, press conferences are often broadcast as well as a summary of the day's play. The order of play for the following day is often announced when it becomes available.
When the station is off-air, a repeated "loop" containing a summary of the day's matches is played along with Radio Wimbledon's distinctive theme tune. Radio Wimbledon is the official radio station to the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the AELTC in Wimbledon From 2007, these summaries have been available on www. wimbledon. org as downloadable podcasts. A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download
On Middle Sunday, the 9:30am Sung Eucharist service is usually broadcast from the nearby St Mary's Church. St Mary's Church Wimbledon is a Church of England church and is part of the Parish of Wimbledon, south-west London, England. The church has also been the location of the radio mast used by Radio Wimbledon.
From the Monday before the Championships begin, a similar loop is used to bring coverage from the Qualifying rounds and a review of the previous year's tournament. The draws are also broadcast on the station when they are announced. In 2007, Radio Wimbledon was launched on 18th June and stopped broadcasting on 9th July. Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Radio Wimbledon's theme tune is called "Purple and Green" and has been used since 1996 when it was composed by a British Composer called Tony Cox. It has also been used in the past by the BBC Television Coverage. 
Radio Wimbledon Theme Tune
Some of the following catchphrases are used whilst Radio Wimbledon is broadcasting:
Popular Tennis Players occasionally also announce a message. These have included Tim Henman, Rafael Nadal and Amélie Mauresmo. Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman OBE (born 6 September 1974) is a retired English Tennis player Rafael Nadal Parera (rafaˈel naˈðal (born June 3 1986 is a Spanish professional Tennis player who has been ranked World No Amélie Simone Mauresmo (ameli simɔn moʀɛsmo in French born July 5 1979 is a French professional Tennis player
Radio Wimbledon's main presenters are Nick Dye and Sam Lloyd (freelance sports presenter and broadcaster). 
In 2007, the schedule for presenters was generally the following:
The commentating team include: