By Tom Blackburn
Stan Collymore will set up a new App for his show Call Collymore after being released by talkSPORT last month.
The former Aston Villa striker worked as a pundit for the sports station alongside his show in which he engaged widely with football fans.
The Call Collymore App will be available worldwide, with Collymore taking to business network site LinkedIn to share his business idea.
“Call Collymore had 500k listeners over 3.5 hours of weekend radio, with Sunday going up against BBC 5 LIVE Live comms and Sky Premium game (4pm Sunday),” Collymore wrote.
“TalkSPORT has 3.2 million listeners over the other 168 hours of weekly output. Incredible figures. And that without app or foreign territory or out of UK affiliates.
“So I’ve decided to go the simple route for sponsors and partners who’ve joined me already, and new partners/sponsors to come.
“Call Collymore app , audio only, with Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri shows 7-8pm will cater for this huge listener base, LIVE, with an on demand facility.”
Collymore played for a number of clubs in England and abroad, as well as winning three caps for the England national team.
He joined Liverpool in 1995 for £8million and played 65 Premier League games for the club, scoring 26 goals in that period.
During two separate spells with Aston Villa he played 45 times, only managing to find the net seven times.
Collymore has an impressive CV in the media industry, having hosted the weekly football magazine show, Central Soccer Night on ITV Central, commentated on the Africa Cup of Nations for British Eurosport.
Prior to working for talkSPORT he worked for Radio Five Live and was part of the commentary team for the 2007-08 Champions League Final between Man United and Chelsea before joining the talkSPORT team.
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