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.”
Sixty 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.