By Liam Morgan

Port Moresby has announced FM100 as the latest radio broadcaster to provide coverage of the Pacific Games ©FM100Port Moresby 2015 has announced FM100 as the second local radio station to be given broadcasting rights for this year's Pacific Games.

FM100 will be providing live coverage of the event, due to take place in the Papua New Guinea capital from July 4 to July 18, and will give an audience of up to 2.5 million people updates in the build-up to the Games.

They join fellow radio broadcaster National Broadcasting Cooperation as the Organising Committee continues to make the Games, being held in Papua New Guinea for the third time, as accessible as possible.

The deal also includes FM100 airing Pacific Games commercials in the lead-up to the competition and the station is due to cover local Games marketing events.

"We are excited to be part of the team that will help bring the games to the people of Papua New Guinea," FM100 President John Mong said.

"Through our radio network, our audiences will be able to hear the excitement of the Games no matter where they are in Papua New Guinea.

"These pre-Games air-time promotions include Games ticketing information, relay updates, sports and athlete profiles."

The news comes after the Games Organising Committee announced an affordable ticket pricing scheme, with seats available for as little as K10 (£2.50/$3.75/€3.50).

Port Moresby 2015 also said it is in talks with other radio broadcasters, and executive operations manager Clint Flood believes radio is one of the best mediums to share information and coverage of the event to the Papua New Guinea population.

Port Moresby 2015 executive operations manager Clint Flood feels radio is the best medium to give as many people access to the Games as possible ©Port Moresby 2015Port Moresby 2015 executive operations manager Clint Flood feels radio is the best medium to give as many people access to the Games as possible ©Port Moresby 2015

"FM 100 adds yet another dimension of coverage for the Games here in PNG," he said.

"Their audiences will be able to tune in throughout the Games to hear live Games and get regular updates on team PNG's progress.

"Radio has a wider reach than another other mode of communication in PNG, we appreciated that the rural population has access to radio, therefore, we'd like to cater to those people so the Games experience is shared with everyone across the country."

About 3,000 athletes from 21 nations are due to compete across 28 different sports at the Games, which will offer competitors the chance to earn Olympic qualification for Rio 2016.

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