Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks, TEAM 1040 and ReD FM are proud to announce that the Vancouver Canucks first round, home playoff games will be broadcast live from General Motors Place in Punjabi. Each broadcast will begin at 6:45 pm and will be followed with a 30-minute post game show.
“The Vancouver Canucks are proud to have a wide fan base, representative of the multicultural population in British Columbia,” said Chris Zimmerman. “Nearly one-third of NHL players are born outside of North America, making this truly an international game. We’re very excited about the prospect of our games being broadcast in Punjabi to further expand the game of hockey and to better serve our fans.”
“Hockey is part of our Canadian Culture and ReD FM is very pleased that our Punjabi broadcast will further enhance the experience of the game for our listeners,” said Kulwinder Sanghera, President ReD FM.
“TEAM 1040 is proud to help build and support this unique radio partnership with ReD FM,” said Robert Gray, Program Manager, TEAM 1040. “For the Punjabi community to now be able to enjoy all of the excitement of Canucks home playoff games in their own language speaks to how sports can bond cultures together.”
The first game will be broadcast live on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 6:45 pm. For a full schedule of the Canucks first round of the playoffs, please visit Canucks.com. ReD FM can be found at 93.1 on the FM dial.
ABOUT ReD FM
ReD FM (93.1 FM) is a people's popular choice Radio station formed "for the community, by the community". Every week ReD-FM broadcasts predominantly in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu languages, as well as many other languages that were underserved in Vancouver like Gujarati, Sindhi, Tamil, Malayalam, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Serbian etc. At ReD-FM, they strive to provide socially responsible programming that showcases talent, fosters cultural understanding, supports community capacity building and strengthens Canadian Identity.