By: Hamilton Bulldogs
HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton Bulldogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz announced today the hockey club has reached an agreement with Corus Entertainment’s AM 900 CHML on a new three-year partnership. As part of the agreement, AM 900 CHML has secured the broadcasting rights as the flagship radio station for all Hamilton Bulldogs pre-season, regular season and post-season games for the 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Corus Entertainment for the next three years and we are very excited that AM 900 CHML will be the flagship radio station for Hamilton Bulldogs hockey”, stated ‘Dogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz. “This new partnership not only provides us with an ideal platform to share the in-arena excitement of the American Hockey League with our fans on the radio and online, it also allows us to increase the exposure of our product throughout Southern Ontario.” Ostaszewicz added, “We are coming off of a successful season from a business perspective and this partnership is another step forward in the continuing growth of our brand.”
“AM 900 CHML is thrilled to be the new flagship station for Hamilton Bulldogs hockey”, said the station’s Brand Director Jeff Storey. “We look forward to bringing all of the hard-hitting action to our loyal audience and are committed to a long-term partnership”. Storey added, “The Bulldogs are an important part of Hamilton’s sports fabric, and being a part of their drive to win a second Calder Cup Championship is exciting.”
Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills will return for his 13th season with the team and is scheduled to call all pre-season, regular season games and Calder Cup Playoff contests on AM 900 CHML, www.900chml.com and www.ahllive.com. The remainder of the broadcast crew will be named at a later date. Hamilton Bulldogs regular season broadcasts will include a pre-game show, which will begin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and a 30-minute post-game show, which will feature an interactive call-in component, giving fans an opportunity to discuss the game. Scheduled games and times are subject to change.
AM 900 CHML has been instrumental in reflecting and defining public opinion in Ontario, with over 80 years’ experience delivering hard-hitting, insightful news and commentary. The station provides a format unique to the Hamilton market that features a news wheel in the morning from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and afternoon drive from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., including traffic and weather together on the nine's, business at :15 and :45, and sports at :25 and :55 minutes past the hour. In between non-stop news programming, AM 900 CHML is home to Hamilton's most well-known personalities, Bill Kelly and Scott Thompson. The station is also the proud home of the nationally syndicated Charles Adler and Roy Green Show. AM 900 CHML is also the home of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s McMaster Marauders. AM 900 CHML founded the station’s official charity, the CHML / Y108 Children’s Fund and the Christmas Tree of Hope. This charity was founded in 1976 and has since provided funding for non-profit organizations within the Hamilton community.