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Commissioner Bettman resumes hosting NHL Hour

"NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman" to debut Oct. 16 with guest Whoopi Goldberg

Wednesday, 10.15.2008 / 3:27 PM / News
NEW YORK – The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the return of NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The second season of the weekly, hour-long, live radio show will debut Thursday, October 16 at 4 p.m., ET, on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and Sirius Channel 208) and The show, co-hosted by former NHL player Bill Clement, will air every Thursday throughout the NHL season.

Whoopi Goldberg, the award-winning actress, moderator of ABC’s “The View” and a long-time NHL fan, will be the guest on Thursday’s season-debut show. She will join Commissioner Bettman in the NHL Radio/Sirius XM Radio studio located in the NHL Store Powered by Reebok store.

“I am looking forward to another season of talking to our fans and our guests on The NHL Hour," Commissioner Bettman said. "Last year was a lot of fun. There was a lot of terrific conversation, and Whoopi Goldberg's appearance Thursday will add an interesting dimension to our first show of 2008-09."

NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman provides the latest news and events from the highest levels of the NHL.  The show encourages fans to submit questions via phone and email.  To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696 or email

The archived shows of “NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman” are available for download on via a podcast.  NHL Hour is a production of NHL Radio.

SIRIUS XM offers listeners nationwide live play-by-play coverage of the NHL plus the 24-hour hockey talk radio channel, NHL Home Ice, located at XM channel 204 and SIRIUS channel 208. NHL Home Ice offers the latest hockey news, commentary, call-in shows, interviews, and other special programming, 365 days a year.  SIRIUS subscribers can access NHL Home Ice and the NHL play-by-play channels by adding the “Best of XM” programming option to their subscription.
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