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Veteran Winnipeg Sports Broadcaster Jim Toth Heading to TSN 1290

Veteran Winnipeg Sports Broadcaster Jim Toth Heading to TSN 1290

Jim Toth

A veteran sports broadcaster has found a new home.

Jim Toth announced on social media Friday he is TSN 1290’s newest morning show host, starting after the long weekend.

“Happy to announce I will be joining TSN 1290 Radio on The Big Show weekday mornings 6-10 starting Tuesday Sept. 6 with Troy Westwood and Brandon Rewucki,” he said on Twitter. “The Hair will ride again.”

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Winnipeg Jets Release 2015-16 Broadcast Schedule

Winnipeg Jets Release 2015-16 Broadcast Schedule

Winnipeg Jets LogoSixty regular season Winnipeg Jets games will air on TSN3 for the 2015-16 hockey season.

The Jets have released their broadcast schedule, which begins on Thursday, October 8 when the Jets visit the Boston Bruins (6 p.m., TSN 3).

The TV schedule also includes seven pre-season games. The remaining 22 regular season games will be split between CBC, Rogers Sportsnet and City.

Games will be available to subscribers in the Jets’ designated broadcast region, which includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and parts of Northwestern Ontario including Kenora, Dryden, and Thunder Bay.

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Paul Edmonds Named New Voice of the Winnipeg Jets

Paul Edmonds Named New Voice of the Winnipeg Jets

TSN 1290Veteran broadcaster Paul Edmonds is the new voice of the Winnipeg Jets on TSN 1290.

Edmonds will handle play-by-play duties of the station’s game day Jets coverage and join the rest of the broadcast crew.

Former ‘voice’ Brian Munz will remain at TSN 1290, stepping into the colour/analyst role for the 2014-15 NHL season. He will also contribute reports on all of the station’s weekday shows.

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TSN 1290 Ramping Up Blue Bombers Coverage

TSN 1290 Ramping Up Blue Bombers Coverage

TSN 1290 - Winnipeg Blue BombersTSN 1290 is attracting football fans to the radio dial this season by increasing its coverage of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Known as the “home of the Winnipeg Jets,” the Bell Media-owned station will include a two-hour pre-game show with extensive half-time analysis and post-game coverage.

Listeners will be treated to the CFL insight of ChrisD.ca sports reporter and TSN 1290 beat reporter Darrin Bauming, and former Blue Bombers Troy Westwood and Chris Walby.

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Paul Edmonds Departs Goldeyes for TSN

Paul Edmonds Departs Goldeyes for TSN

Paul Edmonds (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Paul Edmonds (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg is looking for a new “Voice of the Goldeyes.”

Earlier this morning, long time Winnipeg Goldeyes broadcaster Paul Edmonds submitted his resignation to general manager Andrew Collier to pursue a career opportunity with TSN 1290.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Paul for the past 19 seasons. Goldeyes fans of all ages will miss hearing him call games in a manner that was truly his own,” Collier said in a statement.  “He is without a doubt one of the best play-by-play announcers in the game of baseball, not just at the independent level, but anywhere in baseball. The American Association will be without one of the great ambassadors of the game.”

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Bell Media Launching ‘Toy Mountain’ Christmas Campaign

Toy Mountain

Bell Media has combined its Winnipeg TV and radio entities this year to form the first annual Toy Mountain campaign.

Formerly known as the “Christmas Miracle,” the campaign launches today to collect toys and cash donations to be delivered to children in need this Christmas. And why not? The big day is exactly five months away.

Toy Mountain supports the local charitable efforts of the Salvation Army and Christmas Cheer Board, and will launch at the Winnipeg Goldeyes game at noon. New, unwrapped toy donations will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participating stations include CTV Winnipeg, 99.9 BOB FM, 103.1 Virgin Radio, and TSN 1290. Other communities benefitting from Toy Mountain campaigns are Toronto and Ottawa.

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Mid-Week Hockey Show to Keep Fans in the Loop

Mid-Week Hockey Show to Keep Fans in the Loop

TSN Radio 1290Hockey fans who want to be kept up-to-speed on the latest happenings around the NHL will appreciate a new show debuting on TSN Radio 1290.

“NHL Mid-Week with the Illegal Curve Hockey Show” will begin February 6 and run every Wednesday thereafter from 6 to 8 p.m.

The show, hosted by Drew Mindell, will keep hockey fans in the loop on the Winnipeg Jets, along with news from the 29 other NHL cities.

Analysts Richard Pollock and Ezra Ginsburg will also contribute to the mid-week show.

The regular “Illegal Curve Hockey Show” airs every Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. on TSN Radio 1290.

— Staff

TSN Jets to Air 34 Games This Season

TSN Jets to Air 34 Games This Season

TSN JetsWinnipeg Jets fans who prefer to watch the season on their couch will be able to see the action on TSN Jets again this year.

The broadcaster has returned with 34 regular season games starting Monday, January 21 when the Jets visit Boston (12 p.m. CT).

Specialty channel TSN Jets will include commentary by veteran broadcaster and Manitoba native Dennis Beyak. Colour commentary duties will be shared by Mike Johnson, Brian Engblom, and Shane Hnidy.

Fans can also hear their game day coverage on TSN Radio 1290 with pre- and post-game shows hosted by Rick Ralph.

Where to see TSN Jets:

  • Access Communications — Channel 534 in HD and Channel 434 in SD
  • Bell TV — Channel 1423 in HD and Channel 423 in SD
  • MTS Classic TV — Channel 168 in SD
  • MTS Digital Cable — Channel 311 in SD
  • MTS Ultimate TV — Channel 1168 in HD and Channel 168 in SD
  • Shaw Cable — Channel 290 in HD and Channel 289 in SD
  • Shaw Direct (Advanced) — Channel 393 in HD and Channel 136 in SD
  • Shaw Direct (Classic) — Channel 449 in HD and Channel 468 in SD

Toy, Cash Drive Raises $53K for Christmas Cheer Board

The 30th annual Christmas Miracle Toy and Cash Drive raised $53,000 and 5,300 toys for the Christmas Cheer Board. (HANDOUT)

Three Winnipeg radio stations have helped to raise $53,000 in cash and 5,300 toy donations for the Christmas Cheer Board.

Bell Media Radio’s Christmas Miracle Toy and Cash Drive was held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday at St. Vital Centre. 99.9 BOB FM, TSN Radio 1290 and FAB 94.3 broadcasted live daily to encourage the public to make a donation to the campaign.

“The Christmas Miracle contributes a quarter of all donations for the Christmas Cheer Board and helps ensure children and families can enjoy the spirit of the season on Christmas morning,” said Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen. “There are so many people involved with this three-day event who give generously of their time. I’d like to extend a very special thank you to everyone involved.”

Donations can still be made at TD Canada Trust until December 24.

Annual Christmas Miracle Toy and Cash Drive Underway

Three Winnipeg radio stations began broadcasting live from St. Vital Centre this morning as part of the 30th Annual Christmas Miracle Toy and Cash Drive.

Until Saturday evening, 99.9 BOB FM, TSN Radio 1290 and FAB 94.3 will be collecting donations for the Christmas Cheer Board to help hundreds of families have a joyful Christmas this year.

“As the holiday season approaches, we here at Bell Media are reminded of the generosity of Winnipeggers who continue to support the Christmas Cheer Board through the Christmas Miracle, now in its 30th year,” said Mark Maheu, GM and VP of Bell Media Radio Winnipeg. “We look forward to seeing old and new faces engage in the spirit of giving this season to ensure Christmas happens for everyone.”

Over the past three decades, more than $725,000 and 55,000 toys have been collected through the initiative.

The stations will broadcast live from the Food Hall until 9 p.m. tonight, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.