November 9, 2017 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
WINNIPEG, MB. - Building on their long-term relationship, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Corus Entertainment are pleased to announce a new partnership which will see 680 CJOB broadcast games through to 2024. As well, Global Winnipeg will once again be the official community television partner of the Winnipeg Football Club.
"For years, the voice of Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Irving and 680 CJOB have been synonymous with Blue Bomber football," said Blue Bombers President & CEO, Wade Miller. "We're thrilled that our fans will be able to continue listening to their most trusted source for Blue Bomber coverage, and we look forward to continue working with the talented Corus team."
Along with game coverage, 680 CJOB is the only place to get in-depth, original Blue Bombers programming including exclusive access and special features on the team, community initiatives and events all year long. Listeners can hear the exclusive play-by-play of every game led by Canadian Football Hall of Fame broadcaster, Bob Irving, and colour commentator Doug Brown, a former Blue Bomber defensive tackle and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
"The Winnipeg Football Club has been in existence for nearly 90 years and I'm excited to be a part of something that means so much to our citizens," said Bob Irving, voice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "680 CJOB will continue to be the Winnipeg Blue Bombers radio home through 2024 and we are thrilled be their voice for many years to come."
Today's extension is a continuation of the well-established partnership between 680 CJOB and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. To celebrate the renewed partnership, the Winnipeg Football Club and Corus have teamed up to further support the Winnipeg Boys & Girls Club by continuing to send children to every home game.
"680 CJOB and Global Winnipeg are thrilled to expand our long standing partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers," said Kenton Boston, Vice-President of Global News & Corus Radio, Western Canada. "We are so proud of the football club and our relationship with the Bomber organization, and are excited to bring Winnipeggers the most comprehensive CFL coverage on the field and in the community. We are just getting started."