630 CHED AND THE EDMONTON OILERS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS AS OFFICIAL PARTNERS
Corus Remains Exclusive Home for Oilers Hockey through 2022/23 NHL Seasons
For Immediate Release
EDMONTON, January 8, 2021 – Continuing a 25-year partnership, Corus Entertainment and Oilers Entertainment Group announced today a three-year extension 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.
630 CHED has been the home to Edmonton Oilers radio broadcasts since 1995 and the home of Oilers NOW since 2011. Great voices like Jack Michaels and Bob Stauffer continue to play key roles on the broadcast and moving forward the radio play-by-play team will expand and draw from the very best in the hockey world. 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
Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer will continue to air each weekday from noon – 2 p.m. As the ultimate insider and expert commentator for the Edmonton Oilers, Bob Stauffer brings listeners the latest Oilers news first, along with the latest news across the NHL. The Faceoff Show, hosted by 630 CHED sports radio announcer Reid Wilkins and former NHL player Rob Brown will continue ahead of every Oilers game and fan favourite, Overtime Openline, will also remain the station’s interactive, post-game show.
“After 25 years and counting, 630 CHED is synonymous with Oilers hockey and the station is proud to continue to be the home of these broadcasts,” said John Vos, Regional Program Director, Corus Radio Alberta. “Fans know that they can rely on us for exciting play-by-play updates and in-depth, exclusive coverage, and we are looking forward to continuing this great partnership for many future seasons.”
“630 CHED is a huge part of Oilers history and we couldn’t happier for our fans to continue the partnership into the future,” said Tom Anselmi, President of Business Operations & COO of Oilers Entertainment Group. “Oilers broadcasts on 630 CHED are recognized widely for their depth of coverage, and engaging delivery, they really are best-in-class across the entire NHL.”
630 CHED (CHED-AM) is Edmonton’s news, conversation and live sports station. 630 CHED delivers up-to-date news on current events and breaking stories that affect its community and residents, with a broadcast range reaching as far west as the Rockies and to nearly all of Alberta’s borders. The station also holds the official broadcast rights for the EE Football Team.
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630 CHED is part of the Corus Entertainment Network.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, 630 CHED, Global News Radio 880 Edmonton, CISN Country 103.9 and Chuck @ 92.5. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Oilers Entertainment Group
Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) delivers leading sports, entertainment and special event programming to fans and patrons in Canada and the United States. OEG owns the five-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, and operates Rogers Place, the top venue in North American sports and entertainment, and anchor of ICE District, Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district, a destination for people from all corners of the city, country and world.
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