List of Calgary Flames broadcasters

Radio

CFAC is the radio flagship for broadcasts of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (play-by-play by Derek Wills, colour by Peter Loubardias) and the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (play-by-play by Brad Curle, colour by Ken Thrower). It also features live coverage of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays and select games of the National Football League.

Years Play-by-play Colour commentators
1980-81 Bart Dailley Doug Barkley
1981-02 Peter Maher[1] Doug Barkley
2002-09 Peter Maher Mike Rogers

Notes

  • Peter Maher was the radio voice of the NHL's Calgary Flames from their move to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1980 until his retirement following the 2013-14 NHL season. He broadcast every Flames game for 33 years straight. He announced Flames games on the city's all-sports radio station, Sportsnet 960 The Fan. He was best known for bellowing "Yeah Baby!" after a significant or important moment, and "You can put it in the win column!" after every Flames win.
  • Mike Rogers was the colour commentator for the Calgary Flames on Calgary radio stations for 12 years before announcing his retirement on July 25, 2013.[2]

Television

In 1981, the CFAC-TV moved to its new home, the Calgary Television Centre, a move reflecting its growth since its disaffiliation from the CBC. After obtaining the television rights to the (then-newly relocated) Calgary Flames National Hockey League franchise the year before, the station purchased a seven-camera mobile unit soon after. The station has been the Flames' television partner since 1980.

The Sportsnet One license is also used for a series of part-time multiplex channels which carry regional National Hockey League coverage, for selected Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames[3] games. The channels themselves are only carried within the respective teams' territories.[4][5]

Years Play-by-play Colour commentators
1980-99 Ed Whalen (John Garrett joins in 1986)
1999-02 Grant Pollack John Garrett
2002-03 Bruce Buchanan Ryan Walter
2003-07 Roger Millions Ryan Walter
2007-08 Roger Millions John Garrett or Charlie Simmer (PPV)
2008-09 Peter Loubardias John Garrett or Charlie Simmer (PPV)

Notes

  • Peter Loubardias worked for Rogers Sportsnet as a play-by-play commentator for the Calgary Flames from 2008-2011, as well as numerous Memorial Cup tournaments.
  • With Rogers Media, the parent company of Sportsnet, gaining the sole national rights to the NHL beginning in the 2014-15 season, in August 2014, Kelly Hrudey joined Sportsnet full time to participate in their hockey coverage. In addition to his Hockey Night in Canada role (which remains on CBC as part of a four year sub-licensing deal), he along with Rick Ball became the new announcers for the Calgary Flames regional broadcasts.
  • On November 26, 2013, after Rogers Communications secured a $5.2 billion deal with the National Hockey League for 12 years, Cassie Campbell then joined Sportsnet's broadcast team, in addition to her Hockey Night in Canada role.

References

  1. ^ "Flames' broadcaster joins Leafs' TV crew". Canadian Press. October 5, 1986. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ Cruickshank, Scott (July 25, 2013). "Mike Rogers retires after 12 years as Flames' radio colour commentator". Calgary Herald. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Calgary Flames schedule
  4. ^ Chris Zelkovich, "Sportsnet adds another channel to its roster", Toronto Star, July 28, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
  5. ^ OTTAWA SENATORS GAMES AVAILABLE ON ROGERS SPORTSNET ONE, Rogers Sportsnet press release, July 29, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010.


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