680 CJOB AND TRUE NORTH SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT SIGN EXCLUSIVE DEAL FOR RADIO BROADCAST RIGHTS
Station Becomes Premier Sports Destination in Winnipeg with Coverage of Local NHL, CFL and AHL Teams
For Immediate Release
WINNIPEG, October 5, 2020 – Corus Radio and True North Sports + Entertainment announced today a new deal that sees Global News Radio 680 CJOB (CJOB AM) acquire the Winnipeg Jets’ exclusive radio broadcast rights in a multi-year deal for all pre-season, regular season and playoff games for the 2020-21 through 2026-27 seasons. The games will also be simulcast on Power 97. With the excitement set to take off on Tuesday, October 6 with the NHL draft, hockey fans can tune in to 680 CJOB, Winnipeg’s News and Information Leader, for all the action or listen online at globalnews.ca/radio/cjob.
“We are thrilled to land this deal and partner with True North and the Winnipeg Jets for the next seven seasons,” said Brent Williamson, News Director and Station Manager, Global Winnipeg and 680 CJOB. “Jets fans are some of the most loyal and passionate in the league and 680 CJOB is ready to bring exciting play-by-play and in-depth, exclusive coverage to listeners across the province and beyond.”
“As we prepare to celebrate our 10th season of the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL returning to Winnipeg, we are equally as excited to have the Jets’ live game broadcasts also return to 680 CJOB,” said Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman and Governor, True North Sports + Entertainment and Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club. “680 CJOB has a long, proven history as a leader in sports broadcasting in Manitoba, and we’re looking forward to sharing the excitement of Winnipeg Jets hockey with more listeners on more platforms to better serve the greatest fans in the NHL.”
As part of the agreement between 680 CJOB and True North, every Manitoba Moose game will now be heard live online at www.cjob.com. More details coming soon.
680 CJOB is Winnipeg’s sports leader offering exclusive content and game coverage for Manitoba’s three premier sports franchises, the Winnipeg Jets, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Manitoba Moose. 680 CJOB is synonymous with excellence in sports reporting, talk radio, news and community involvement. The station will celebrate 75 years serving Manitobans next year.
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Global News Radio 680 CJOB and Power 97 are 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 34 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, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About True North Sports + Entertainment
True North Sports + Entertainment owns and operates Bell MTS Place, the Winnipeg Jets (NHL), the Manitoba Moose (AHL), Bell MTS Iceplex, and the Burton Cummings Theatre. Located adjacent to Bell MTS Place is True North’s mixed-use development, True North Square, which includes both office and residential towers, 242 Hargrave and 225 Carlton. True North proudly supports the True North Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of True North and the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Communications, Global News & Corus Radio
Director of Corporate Communications, True North Sports + Entertainment