Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gossip Starter

Us radio folk often check out a site devoted to the radio industry found at milkmanunlimited.com.

Here is a little sumthin, sumthin from the jobs section:

This is your opportunity to be “The Voice” of a WHL Franchise and Sports Director in a mid-sized western Canadian Market.

Minimum qualifications must include:
-5 years Sports Directory experience;
-3 years hockey “Play by Play” experience;
-Diploma/Degree in Broadcast from a recognized institution would be an asset.

Please forward your resume and references.

WHLSports@milkmanunlimited.com


This is what we call a "Blind Box" ad where we don't know who it is for. "Mid sized western Canadian market" would obviously exclude the US teams as well as Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton. They're the big leagues.

Let the speculation begin. I'm guessing Chilliwack. They just got approved for a new station that doesn't have a name yet. The new 'Wack station would likely carry the Bruins games so they don't have to use the weather station they are on.

R$

ryanswitzer@hotmail.com

Friday, June 06, 2008

Liar, Liar

I know, I didn't update last night like I said I would. The idea of a post Indians game schooner at BP's seemed like more fun than blogging.

I said I would do something, and opted to go drinking instead...Now you, the blog reader, knows how my wife feels.

I will update this weekend. Saturday night I'll be in Regina for the Indians/Red Sox game. It's on The Eagle.

...and I DON'T CARE THAT THERE MAY BE A NEW HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA THEME!!! WHY ARE CANADIANS SO RESISTANT TO CHANGE!!!

R$

ryanswitzer@hotmail.com

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Our Game is Hurting

Quick update!

Check out tsn's website (tsn.ca)

Check out sportnet's (sportsnet.ca)

and while you're at it, thescore.com

How much is hockey hurting right now??? The Stanley Cup was awarded less than 16 hours ago as I type this. The websites of two of Canada's big three sports providers have little or NOTHING on the Red Wings win.

If you missed it...




Sportsnet had the big team photo of the Red Wings celebrating. Good for them!




(TSN's webpage @ 1:30pm Thursday. Look closely for any Stanley Cup Content)


TSN was all over a SOCCER TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE THAT DOESN'T START TIL SATURDAY!!! If you looked closely you would've seen a "Zetterberg and Lidstrom Lead Wings to Cup" headline down the page. Nice pic of Magic and Larry Bird. Magic is actually laughing at the fact basketball is getting more love than hockey in Canada.




The Score is all about the Jays and Yankees. ZERO on the Wings win. Good job promoting CBC's Stanley Cup coverage that ENDED LAST NIGHT!

And how about that coverage? CBC color guy Greg Millen's only contribution to the 3rd period of last night's broadcast was to nudge play by play guy Bob Cole every time he fell asleep.

I know some NHL owners and GMs really like the Gary Bettman regime. If the nation that is the most hockey crazy in the world is indifferent to the Stanley Cup results even before the team that wins it sobers up...we have a BIG problem.



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I think I'm motivated enough for an update later. See you at the Indians game tonight at Mitchell field. I'll do some blogging when it's over.

And anything I could possibly do for you Regan, let me know

R$

ryanswitzer@hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Still Here

I'm still alive and updating, just not very often right now. I will update soon...when, I'm not sure.

I have dozens of deadlines in my life and while it isn't ideal, the blog has to wait.

Roddy is keeping the blogosphere entertaining anyway. (rodpedersen.com)

...AND HE DESERVED HIS GREY CUP RING TOO DAMMIT!!!

Had the Pats lived up to expectations would he have been the first person ever to get a Mem Cup ring and Grey Cup in the same year?

R$

ryanswitzer@hotmail.com