For those listening to Winnipeg Jets games on the airwaves, they have a new home.
All Jets action, starting with Tuesday’s first round of the draft, will air exclusively on 680 CJOB in what’s been called a multi-year deal by the club.
“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.”
It won’t only be the Jets games, as the Manitoba Moose games will also air on CJOB.
“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.”
Games can be listened to live on www.cjob.com.
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