For immediate release: July 17, 2014
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants are pleased to announce that they have extended their partnership with TEAM Radio through the end of the 2017/2018 season. As a result of the agreement, Giants regular season and playoff games will continue to be heard on TEAM 1040 and TEAM 1410.
“It’s great to be able to continue our broadcast with Vancouver’s premier sports station,” said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo. “We all look forward to the upcoming season with a team that over the next couple of years should be able the challenge for a Memorial Cup and all be heard on TEAM Radio.”
The Giants remain a part of TEAM Radio’s stacked roster of sports play-by-play that includes the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, the CFL’s BC Lions, the MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the NWL’s Vancouver Canadians. As part of Giants broadcasts, each game will feature an expanded pre-game and post-game show while a new hour-long show entitled “Vancouver Giants This Week” will air once a week on TEAM Radio with a day and time still to be determined.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Vancouver Giants for four more seasons,” stated James Stuart, Regional Vice-President of Bell Media. “With a legacy that has been built by the team for exciting hockey, the TEAM Radio audience will be able to not only hear all the games live for each season, they’ll be able to get in-depth coverage from our personalities in all shows.”
Brendan Batchelor will return for a second season in the broadcast booth and will have the call of every Giants game on TEAM Radio alongside veteran colour-commentator Bill Wilms. In addition to his play-by-play duties, Batchelor has also been named the Giants’ Director of Media Relations.