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Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Rights Return To CJOB

Postby radiofan » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:33 pm

CJOB acquires Winnipeg Jets radio broadcast rights for next seven years
Author of the article:Ted Wyman

Publishing date:Oct 05, 2020

The Winnipeg Jets will have a new radio home, starting in the 2020-21 season.

Corus Radio has acquired the rights to broadcast Jets games on 680 CJOB through the 2026-27 season, grabbing the contract away from rival TSN1290.

Jets games have been broadcast on TSN1290 since the team moved to Winnipeg from Atlanta in 2011.

“It’s been a good day,” Global news director and CJOB station manager Brent Williamson said Monday.

“It’s a real exciting day for our staff. A lot people grew up listening to the Jets on CJOB so it’s a natural fit.”

The Jets were a fixture on CJOB during their first incarnation as a franchise, which ran from 1972 in the WHA, through the team joining the NHL in 1979, to the original franchise moving to Phoenix in 1996.

All pre-season, regular-season and playoff games will be simulcast on CJOB and on Power 97, an FM station also owned by Corus Radio.

CJOB also has the broadcast rights to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, the Manitoba Moose of the AHL and the Winnipeg Ice of the WHL.

Read the full story at: https://winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/n ... even-years
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Re: Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Rights Return To CJOB

Postby cammy85 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:14 pm

Even though this announcement has been known for two weeks, just wait for the Power 97 fans to moan about being deprived of rock for three+ hours. That was a problem when the Jets' playoff run a few years ago was aired in Brandon.
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Re: Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Rights Return To CJOB

Postby Howaboutthat » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:17 pm

cammy85 wrote:Even though this announcement has been known for two weeks, just wait for the Power 97 fans to moan about being deprived of rock for three+ hours. That was a problem when the Jets' playoff run a few years ago was aired in Brandon.


Why would they rebroadcast it on Power? Surely CJOB has a better reach?
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Re: Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Rights Return To CJOB

Postby Aaron » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:44 pm

Howaboutthat wrote:
cammy85 wrote:Even though this announcement has been known for two weeks, just wait for the Power 97 fans to moan about being deprived of rock for three+ hours. That was a problem when the Jets' playoff run a few years ago was aired in Brandon.


Why would they rebroadcast it on Power? Surely CJOB has a better reach?


Neither of my two radios outside of the car have AM. You need the FM to reach just about anyone under 50.
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Re: Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Rights Return To CJOB

Postby jon » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:43 am

CJOB made a pretty good case a few years back to the CRTC for the need for a nested FM repeater, but were turned down because Corus already owned two Winnipeg FMs.

On the other hand, they improved their night-time directional pattern, as they no longer have to protect CHFA-680 Edmonton.
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Re: Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Rights Return To CJOB

Postby radiofan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:09 pm

jon wrote:CJOB made a pretty good case a few years back to the CRTC for the need for a nested FM repeater, but were turned down because Corus already owned two Winnipeg FMs.

On the other hand, they are improved their night-time directional pattern, as they no longer have to protect CHFA-680 Edmonton.


CJOB is now heard most nights here in Keremeos as is CHED from Edmonton. Many nights, both have stronger signals here than CKNW which is only about 300km away.
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