ABBOTSFORD, BC -- The Abbotsford Heat announced today the team’s radio broadcast partnerships for the 2013-14 American Hockey League season. This season, Heat fans will be able to listen to all 76 Heat game broadcasts on CIVL 101.7 FM from UFV Abbotsford and online at Teamradio.ca.
This is the inaugural season of the partnership with CIVL 101.7 FM, allowing Heat fans to listen to games over the air for the first time since the 2011-12 AHL season. CIVL Radio is a campus and community radio station that serves the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and its communities. CIVL Radio primarily operates under the auspices of volunteers who also host and produce their own programs.
“CIVL is excited to be the only Campus radio station in Canada to be broadcasting regular professional quality athletics on FM, and hopes the community is excited to be a part of this unique initiative”, said Aaron Levy, CIVL Station Manager.
This is the second year of the partnership between the Heat and Team Radio. Team Radio is British Columbia’s premier all-sports radio platform, with teamradio.ca as the home of the Heat broadcasts in 2012-13. Team 1040, Team 1410, and TeamRadio.ca will all have consistent Heat content and news throughout the 2012-2013 AHL season.
“All of us at TEAM Radio are excited to continue our partnership with the Abbotsford Heat and look forward to another great year of AHL Hockey”, said Mike Whittingham, Program Director for Team Radio.
Heat President Ryan Walter is excited about the announcement: “We are thrilled with our broadcast partnerships for the upcoming season. Having CIVL 101.7 FM partnering with us will allow Heat fans to listen to our games over their radio and strengthens our partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley. Continuing our partnership with TEAM Radio will provide us tremendous coverage on the premier all-sports radio in British Columbia.”
Brandon Astle joins the Heat this year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Abbotsford Heat. Astle joins the Heat after five seasons with Langley Chiefs/Rivermen of the BC Junior Hockey League (BCHL), where he broadcasted more than 300 games at the BCHL level. Brandon also served as play-by-play broadcaster for the World Junior A Challenge Tournament in 2011.