EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have announced changes to their television and radio broadcast lineup ahead of the 2020-21 NHL season.
Popular broadcast tandem Jack Michaels and Bob Stauffer are extending their reach into television, while continuing their presence on radio. Michaels is joining the Sportsnet broadcast team as lead play-by-play announcer for Oilers regional television broadcasts. He will be joined by former Edmonton Oiler and game analyst Louie DeBrusk, as well as host Gene Principe.
Stauffer will bring his insider knowledge and expert analysis to the television broadcast as a regular contributor to Sportsnet's intermission panel, along with a rotating group of broadcasters and experts. Cam Moon will step into the radio booth and take over play-by-play duties for the 2020-21 NHL season for regional games, alongside Stauffer as lead colour commentator. Michaels will continue his presence on Oilers radio for all national and playoff games.
"Oilers fans deserve the very best television and radio broadcasts possible and we believe we are delivering that for the 2020-21 season and beyond," said Tom Anselmi, Business President and COO of Oilers Entertainment Group. "We're excited to see Bob and Jack add to their broadcast responsibilities, joining Louie and Gene on television and are thrilled to welcome Cam Moon to the Oilers radio team, along with Reid Wilkins and Rob Brown. Oilers broadcasts are in very good hands moving forward."
"We thank Kevin Quinn and Drew Remenda for their professionalism and contribution to our broadcasts and wish them the best in the future," added Anselmi.
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Michaels has been the Edmonton Oilers lead radio play-by-play broadcaster since 2010. He has become synonymous with Oilers hockey and now adds to his broadcast portfolio taking the leap to television.
Cam Moon joins the Oilers from the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, where he has called every single game since 1998, and has also served as director of media relations. A well-respected broadcaster and frequent commentator on 630 CHED, Cam will bring his energy, enthusiasm and experience to the Oilers radio broadcast.
Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer will continue to air each weekday from noon to 2pm, bringing listeners the latest Oilers news first, along with the latest news across the NHL. The Faceoff Show, hosted by 630 CHED sports radio announcer Wilkins and former NHL player Brown will continue ahead of every Oilers game. Fan favourite, Overtime Openline, will also remain the station's interactive, post-game show.
Continuing its long-standing partnership in bringing world-class entertainment to hockey fans in Alberta and across Canada, the Oilers announced on January 6 a broadcast rights extension with Sportsnet for the regional broadcast rights for Oilers hockey. Building on a landmark agreement that established Sportsnet as the regional broadcaster of the Oilers for the past 10 years, Canada's number one destination for hockey will continue to be the exclusive TV and streaming home of the Oilers this season.
Building off of a 25-year partnership, Corus Entertainment and Oilers Entertainment Group announced on January 8 a three-year extension to Oilers radio broadcast rights deal that sees 630 CHED maintain the exclusive radio broadcast rights for all pre-season, regular season and playoff games through to the 2022-23 NHL season.
Televised regional broadcasts remain available to viewers in Alberta and Saskatchewan on Sportsnet West, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet Oilers. Sportsnet's coverage of the Oilers will also be available to stream regionally on SN NOW or nationally on SN NOW+ and NHL LIVE.
Hockey fans can tune in to 630 CHED, Edmonton's news, conversation and live sports station, for all the action or listen online at 630CHED.com.