WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets and Corus Radio Winnipeg announced today veteran broadcaster Paul Edmonds will lead play-by-play coverage of the team’s 2021 NHL season games on 680 CJOB – the radio home of the Winnipeg Jets.
Edmonds will be joined in the booth by Jamie Thomas of JetsTV, who is a former national sports anchor and Western Hockey League colour analyst. In addition to carrying all Winnipeg Jets games live, 680 CJOB will provide hundreds of hours of additional exclusive programming, including the Jets’ pre- and postgame shows hosted by Kelly Moore.
Moore is in the sixth decade of his career – including his fourth covering sports on CJOB – and is a household name in Manitoba sports. He was the radio play-by-play voice for the final two seasons of the original iteration of the Winnipeg Jets, as well as the first 10 seasons of the original Manitoba Moose.
(All of this assumes there will be a season, as the NHL has not yet been able to come up with a plan to run an abbreviated season during the pandemic.)
“We are very excited to be able to offer such an impressive lineup of exclusive content to Winnipeg Jets fans,” said Brent Williamson, news director and station manager, Global Winnipeg and 680 CJOB. “Our coverage will have something for everyone, from die-hard fans looking for deep analysis to more casual fans who want to keep in touch with Manitoba’s premier sports team.”
Moore will be joined on game nights, before the puck drops and after the final buzzer, by a rotating panel of former NHLers. Representing Winnipeg Jets eras past and present, guests include: Jordy Douglas, Ted Irvine, Grant Clitsome and Derek Meech. In addition, former Canadian Women’s Olympic Team and Brandon Wheat Kings Coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk will be returning to the CJOB airwaves to provide his expertise.
Beyond game nights, 680 CJOB is launching a brand-new 30-minute weekday noon show focused on the Winnipeg Jets, too, with broadcaster and CJOB hockey analyst Leah Hextall.
As part of the agreement between the station and the Jets, every Manitoba Moose game (its minor league affiliate) will now be heard live online at www.cjob.com.