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Lion Red Sports Café Celebrates Its 300th Episode

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October 9, 2002

Lion Red Sports Café Celebrates Its 300th Episode

After seven years on air the Lion Red Sportscafe is to celebrate its 300th show with a LIVE programme from the St James theatre in Auckland on Wednesday October 23.

The live show from the St James will feature some legendary guests and will be followed by a massive party involving top New Zealand band “The Feelers” plus top local DJ’s.

Tickets for the live show and party are now available from Ticketek.

“The show started in 1996 and was originally only confirmed for eight episodes but somehow we managed to keep going while no one noticed,” said Sports Café producer and presenter, Ric Salizzo

Now it’s one of the longest running locally produced shows on New Zealand Television,” he said.

Over the seven year period the Lion Red Sportscafe has been responsible for things such as the, Full Credit disappearing from the sporting vernacular, International Nude day, the Mex Files and the Bulgarian influence in New Zealand sport.

“We have had our fair share of controversial moments during the life of the show, most of them involving Marc Ellis”, said Ric Salizzo.

“Many of these moments will be relived during the 300th show along with a look back at some of the variety of guests, stories and events of the past seven years, he said.

Ric Salizzo said, “I am not really sure what is going to actually happen on the 300th show, which is in keeping with the 299 show before it.”

Celebrate Sport Café’s 300th Episode at the St James Theatre or LIVE on SKY 1, Wednesday October 23 at 8.30pm.


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