TSN has announced the return of the Grey Cup Radio Network. The network will air on 24 stations on Sunday, Nov. 27, with pre- and post-game coverage beginning at 4 p.m. ET. TSN’s Rod Black will call the game with analysis by Giulio Caravatta of TSN 1040 (CKST-AM) Vancouver.
Jerry Howarth is vowing to be back calling play-by-play for the first Toronto Blue Jays game of 2017 after being diagnosed with Stage 1 prostate cancer in September. Howarth, 70, underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a tumour and his prostate gland. He is going public with his diagnosis to raise awareness, trumpeting Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the monitoring of his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, which resulted in his early diagnosis and treatment.
680 CJOB and 99.1 Fresh Radio (CJGV-FM) Winnipeg teamed up with the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation on Nov 18 to present the Radiothon of Hope and Healing, raising $133,640 for patient care and medical research. The stations were live on location, interviewing patients, volunteers, and staff, while volunteers hand-delivered roses to patients throughout the hospital.
K-Rock 103.9 (CKXX-FM) and CFCB 570 AM Corner Brook, NL will soon be relocating to what is currently King Henry’s Pub in the Glynmill Inn, also a Steele-owned property. The bar will be moved elsewhere within the hotel and the station will have glass-front studios. Steele Communications has put the current O’Connell Drive property on the market.
The Aboriginal Christian Voice Network has voluntarily surrendered its license for Christian station 100.7 CIAJ-FM in Prince Rupert, BC. The CRTC approved the license in Oct. 1999. At an Oct. 11 ACVN board meeting, low interest and lack of support from local churches and the community were cited as the reasons behind the request for revocation.
Majic 100.3 (CJMJ-FM) Ottawa became the first HD radio station in the nation’s capital on Nov 8.