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MONTRÉAL (April 11, 2014) – For the first time ever, all major Montréal sports teams are on one station, as TSN Radio 690 in Montreal today announced a new multi-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Alouettes’ live game broadcasts move from sister station CJAD 800 to Montréal’s English-language all-sports station TSN 690, which will provide exclusive broadcast coverage of all Alouettes pre-season, regular season, and playoff games for at least the next three seasons.
Montréalers can set their dial to AM 690, listen online at TSN.ca/Montreal, and tune in with the TSN GO app for live game broadcasts. The broadcast team is led by TSN 690 play-by-play commentator Rick Moffat, who is joined by analyst and former Alouettes offensive lineman Dave Mudge.
Radio coverage of the Alouettes on TSN 690 complements TSN’s extensive coverage of the CFL as the league’s official broadcaster. CFL ON TSN’s acclaimed team of football experts deliver breaking news and in-depth analysis on the league throughout the season.
"The Montreal Alouettes are thrilled to partner with TSN Radio 690. It's a natural partnership for our team and a station which has always offered Montréalers excellent coverage of the Alouettes," said Montreal Alouettes President and C.E.O. Mark Weightman. "Furthermore, Alouettes fans will also continue to enjoy the great work of Rick Moffat and Dave Mudge on game days."
TSN 690 also delivers extensive coverage of the Alouettes with THE ALS THIS WEEK, a weekly show hosted by Sean Campbell and Mitch Gallo airing Monday evenings at 7 p.m. ET. The show features news reports, player profiles, and regular interviews with Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp throughout the season.
The station’s expanded coverage of the Alouettes also includes live broadcasts and news reports from the team’s training camp, the home opener, the CFL Draft, and the 2014 CFL Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, which takes place in Montréal.
“The Montreal Alouettes have a winning tradition and a passionate fan base, and TSN 690 is proud to be the exclusive home of all their games,” said Chris Bury, Program Director, TSN Radio 690. “With comprehensive live coverage of the Alouettes, Canadiens, and Impact, this agreement makes TSN 690 the undisputed home of professional sports in Montréal.”
The Alouettes join TSN 690’s packed schedule of live broadcast coverage, which includes every Montreal Canadiens game, the Montreal Impact, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, Sunday afternoon NFL action, THE MASTERS, the Barclays Premier League, the NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® Final Four, ESPN’s SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, and exclusive rights to the GREY CUP and IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.
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About the Montreal Alouettes
Founded in 1946, the Montreal Alouettes possess a rich history. The organization has had its name inscribed seven times on the Grey Cup (1949, 1970, 1974, 1977, 2002, 2009, 2010) a trophy awarded yearly to the champion of the Canadian Football League. They play their home games at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on beautiful Mount Royal.
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