Elks return to Edmonton's leading live sports station 630 CHED
Green and Gold back for 29th season with iconic Edmonton station
EDMONTON — The winningest team in Canadian Football League history and Edmonton's unquestioned home for live sports are remaining teammates, as 630 CHED and the Edmonton Elks announced a new radio rights agreement Wednesday.
“The Elks are an integral part of the sports scene in Edmonton,” said John Vos, Regional Program Director, Corus Radio. “With the Elks' deep ties to the community, our continued broadcast partnership is a natural fit for 630 CHED.”
Fans will once again be treated to the veteran tandem of play-by-play announcer Morley Scott and analyst Dave Campbell, as the duo return to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium for their 12th season together.
Each broadcast will feature a 90-minute pre-game show and a 90-minute post-game show hosted by Brenden Escott, who moves upstairs after handling sideline reporting duties.
The new deal is a win-win for the Elks and 630 CHED, which has been the home to some of the most iconic moments in Edmonton football history.
“Hearing the Green and Gold on 630 CHED feels like home. Like thousands of loyal fans, I grew up listening to the legendary Bryan Hall, as he brought to life the moments that defined Edmonton gridiron greatness," said Elks President and CEO Victor Cui.
"Morley Scott and Dave Campbell have built on 630 CHED's tradition of excellence in the broadcast booth and are the perfect pair to bring our fans what promises to be an exciting 2022 season."
Morley and Dave are set to broadcast every Elks pre-season, regular season, and West Division playoff game, beginning with 630 CHED's pre-season coverage on Friday, May 27 when the Elks travel to take on the defending Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Edmonton opens regular season action on Saturday, June 11 in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions, while the Green and Gold's much anticipated home opener is set for Saturday, June 18 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Elks season seats are currently on sale, with single-game tickets set to launch early next month.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.
About The Edmonton Elks Football Club
The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.
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