BOSTON - 98.5 The Sports Hub announced today that Judd Sirott has been named the new radio play-by-play voice for The Boston Bruins. 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) is the official flagship station of the Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Radio Network. Sirott will join analyst Bob Beers in the booth to provide in-depth coverage of every Bruins Game. Sirott's appointment is effective immediately.
"We are very excited to have someone with the exceptional reputation and experience that Judd has, join our team at The Sports Hub and call the Boston Bruins games on the radio," said Mike Thomas, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Boston & Vice President, Sports Programming, CBS RADIO.
"I didn't just hit the lottery, I hit the Powerball," said Sirott. "An Original Six team; a spectacular hockey market; one of the world's greatest cities; a terrific partner to work with in Bob Beers; and a fabulous station to be a part of. I am incredibly fortunate, privileged and humbled to be the radio voice of the Boston Bruins on 98.5 The Sports Hub. As the saying goes, 'Success has a thousand fathers', I've probably had double that. There are so many people to thank, in particular, Mike Thomas, Mark Hannon, Rick Radzik and Howie Sylvester with CBS RADIO Boston, as well as The Jacobs Family; Cam Neely; and Matt Chmura with the Bruins. I'd also like to thank the Chicago Blackhawks and WGN where I spent 10 terrific years. My family and I can't wait to move to Boston."
Since 2008, Sirott served as host and fill in play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks on WGN AM in Chicago. He was twice awarded the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for "Best Play-By-Play" broadcast in the Chicago market. Sirott has also called NHL games nationally for HDNet (now AXS TV) and the NHL Network. Sirott served as play-by-play voice for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League for twelve seasons. In addition, Sirott spent six years with the Chicago Cubs broadcast team as a host and play-by-play announcer while with WGN.
WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub is owned and operated by CBS RADIO which also owns and operates Boston's WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030, WBMX-FM MIX 104.1, WODS-FM 103.3 AMP Radio, and WZLX-FM 100.7 Boston's Classic Rock station. The stations can be heard on-air, online and via the Radio.com™ app. CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO owns 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including all of the top 10 radio markets as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets.