Today, the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and ‘talk radio for guys’ MOJO Radio, the all new AM 640, announced an exciting new broadcast squad that will live up to the Argos’ promise of entertaining the fans in 2002. The new partnership between the Toronto Argonauts and MOJO Radio guarantees that each game will be broadcast on the station during the 2002 season. The squad includes new play-by-play man JIM LANG, with colour commentary by former Argo linebacker BRIAN WARREN and MOJO Radio’s “RIPKIN”, aka RICK LOEWEN, joining Lang and Warren in the booth to provide his usual entertaining insight.
“This season is going to be entertaining on the field for Argo fans, and our new radio broadcast team is going to carry that energy through to our listeners,” said Garth Drabinsky, marketing consultant for the Argos. “This team brings a perfect mix of enthusiasm and knowledge of the CFL game.”
Jim Lang brings extensive football and CFL experience to his position as the team’s new play-by-play man for 2002. Born in France, Lang began his broadcast career in 1987 at CKBB-AM in Barrie. From 1996-99, Lang covered the Argos as a reporter, a pre and post-game host, and a sideline reporter where he lists one of his professional highlights as covering the Argos’ 1996 Grey Cup victory. Since 1999, Jim has still been very active in football acting as a play-by-play voice for OUA Football on CH-TV and the Toronto Phantoms.
“The opportunity to call the Argos this season is a dream come true for me,” said Lang. “There is an excitement in the air this year about the team, and the chance to work with Brian Warren and ’Ripkin’ will make this an absolute career highlight for me.”
Brian Warren, who played for the Argos from 1991-93, brings the same passion to the broadcast booth that he brought to the team as a linebacker. Trained in communications at the University of Arizona, Warren will be familiar to listeners as a guest host on 100 Huntley Street. Fans are sure to enjoy his cool delivery, coupled with his CFL knowledge and experience earned inside the locker room. Rick Loewen, or “Ripkin”, is heard weekdays from 10 a.m.-1p.m. on MOJO Radio. He grew up in Winnipeg a CFL fan, and co-hosted a local TV and radio sports program called “2 Sports Guys” prior to working in Tampa Bay as a pre-game host for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Loewen moved to Toronto, and MOJO Radio, last April. His off-the-wall personality will help keep the game broadcasts loose and entertaining for listeners.
“MOJO is a fun, exciting new radio format, the first of it’s kind on the planet. Just like the radio station, the broadcast squad we have assembled will be different from the pack, “ said JJ Johnston, General Manager of Corus Radio Toronto.
MOJO Radio is a Corus Entertainment company. Corus Entertainment is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus’ assets include 52 radio stations, four of Canada’s leading specialty television networks, Canada’s western pay-TV business and five digital channels. Corus also owns Nelvana Limited, one of the world’s largest international producers and distributors of children’s programming and products. The company’s other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges. Corus’ Web site can be found at corusentertainment.com.
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