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OTTAWA (June 12, 2014) – TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa today announced its broadcast team for the Ottawa Redblacks’ inaugural season. As the official voice of the Redblacks, TSN 1200 delivers extensive coverage of every Redblacks game beginning this Saturday (June 14) at 4:30 p.m. ET, as they take on the 101st Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders in their first pre-season game.
Calling all the action in the broadcast booth is play-by-play announcer A.J. Jakubec, a 17-year broadcasting veteran who is the play-by-play voice of the Ottawa 67’s and Ottawa Fury FC, and has also called games for the Ottawa Senators. Jakubec is joined by analyst Jeff Avery, a Grey Cup champion who spent his university and professional career in Ottawa.
TSN 1200’s wall-to-wall game day coverage, featuring 90-minute pre- and post-game shows and extensive halftime analysis, is hosted by 14-year broadcast veteran Lee Versage. Versage, the current host of the Ottawa 67’s, is joined by former CFL All-Star receiver and Ottawa Rough Rider Ken Evraire.
Throughout the season, TSN 1200’s coverage of the Redblacks is complemented by analysis from a roster of guests, including CFL ON TSN’s Jock Climie, former Rough Rider and Renegades running back Darren Joseph, as well as Grey Cup champion and former Renegades wide receiver Pat Woodcock.
Ottawa-area football fans can set their dial to AM 1200, listen online at TSN1200.ca, and tune in with the TSN GO app for TSN 1200’s live coverage of the Ottawa Redblacks. Fans can also visit TSN.ca for in-depth news and analysis surrounding the team, including blog posts, podcasts, and Twitter updates.
TSN 1200’s radio coverage of the Redblacks complements TSN’s extensive coverage of the CFL as the league’s official broadcaster, with CFL ON TSN’s acclaimed team of football Insiders and experts delivering breaking news and in-depth analysis on the league throughout the season.
Live game coverage of the Ottawa Redblacks joins TSN 1200’s packed schedule of live broadcast coverage, which includes all games plus pre- and post-game shows for the Ottawa Fury FC and Ottawa 67’s, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, Sunday afternoon NFL action, the Barclays Premier League, exclusive rights to the GREY CUP and IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, and more.
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