(May 12, 2009 - Hamilton, Canada) Corus Radio Hamilton is proud to announce that they have renewed their broadcast agreement with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats continuing as the exclusive broadcaster for the 2009 Ticat season. As the voice for CFL football in the Greater Hamilton Area for over 40 years, AM900 CHML, together with brother station Y108, will continue to offer outstanding coverage of all Ticats games, including pre-season games beginning in mid-June.
Returning to the Ticats radio broadcasts as play-by-play announcer is CHML’s Rick Zamperin. Zamperin will be joined by colour analyst and former Ticats assistant coach John Salavantis, who brings 10-plus years of football broadcast experience and almost 30 years coaching experience to the commentators chair.
In addition, CHML will be premiering a new weekly hour-long program, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Show presented by Stirling Print Solutions, on Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. featuring game analysis, team insight and behind-the-scenes coverage of Hamilton’s celebrated football franchise.
“The Tiger-Cats are thrilled to extend our broadcast partnership with Corus, who continue to provide unparalleled radio coverage for our fans,” said Ticats President Scott Mitchell. “We can’t wait to hear Rick, Coach Sal, and the rest of the Corus team on the air broadcasting another exciting season of Ticats football.”
“Corus Entertainment is proud to continue being the radio voice of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats,” said Suzanne Carpenter, General Manager, Corus Radio Hamilton. “We have a passionate fan base in the Greater Hamilton Area and are thrilled to offer our listeners both pre-season and regular season games on both CHML and for a second year in a row, on Y108.”
The first pre-season game airs Wednesday, June 17 at 8 p.m. against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with the regular season kicking off on Canada’s birthday, Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. against the Toronto Argonauts. For a complete broadcast schedule please visit www.ticats.ca.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Radio Hamilton, AM900 CHML and Y108 are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a rich 140-year history, which includes 15 Grey Cup Championships. For more information log onto www.ticats.ca