Edmonton Oilers fans can continue to turn to 630 CHED for all the team coverage they need when the players return to the ice on Jan. 13.
On Friday, Corus and the Oilers Entertainment Group marked the 25-year partnership and announced the agreement between the two will be extended another three years.
630 CHED will be the official partner of the Oilers until the 2022-23 NHL season.
“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,” John Vos, regional program director for Corus radio in Alberta said.
“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.”
Oilers hockey has been broadcast on 630 CHED since 1995 and has been the home of Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer since 2011.
Legends like Jack Michaels and Stauffer will be back to play key roles in the broadcast of all Oilers games, but the play-by-play team will expand and will draw from the best in the hockey world.
“630 CHED is a huge part of Oilers history and we couldn’t happier for our fans to continue the partnership into the future,” Tom Anselmi, president of business operations & COO of Oilers Entertainment Group said.
“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.”
On Monday, the OEG announced longtime Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon will be joining the radio broadcast team for regional NHL games. Michaels will be expanding his portfolio by moving to TV play-by-play during those games.
“Oilers fans deserve the very best television and radio broadcasts possible and we believe we are delivering that for the 2020-21 season and beyond,” Anselmi said Monday. “We’re excited to see Bob and Jack add to their broadcast responsibilities … and are thrilled to welcome Cam Moon to the Oilers radio team, along with Reid and Rob.
“Oilers broadcasts are in very good hands moving forward.”
Moon has called every single Red Deer Rebels game since 1998, while Michaels has been calling Oilers games on CHED since 2010.
The familiar 630 CHED Oilers coverage lineup fans have come to know and love will continue.
Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer will return every weekday from noon to 2 p.m., Reid Wilkins and Rob Brown will back back for The Faceoff Show ahead of every Oilers game and Wilkins is also returning with fan favourite Overtime Openline for all the post-game coverage fans could want.
Fans can catch all the action on air and online at 630ched.com.
The puck drops on the Oilers’ new season on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. as Edmonton hosts the Vancouver Canucks. The Faceoff Show starts at 6 p.m.