AM 1150 Announces Exclusive Three-Year Broadcast Rights Extension with the Kelowna Rockets

— March 29, 2019

– Kelowna Rockets joins an all-star sports line-up on AM 1150 featuring the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Okanagan Sun, and the Toronto Blue Jays –

KELOWNA (March 29, 2019) – iHeartRadio Canada’s AM 1150 announced today it has signed an exclusive agreement with the Kelowna Rockets to provide broadcast coverage of all the Rockets’ regular season and playoff games through to the 2021/2022.

Veteran AM 1150 sportscaster Regan Bartel returns as the voice of the Rockets, marking 20 years of stellar play-by-play game coverage as well as his 25th year covering the Western Hockey League. Games can be heard over the air on AM 1150 in the Kelowna area and streaming at www.iheartradio.ca/am-1150.

This agreement goes beyond the play-by-play of each game as AM 1150 continues to provide listeners with daily reports and up-to-the-minute coverage of the Kelowna Rockets. The Kelowna Rockets broadcasts join an impressive sports line-up on AM 1150 that includes the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Okanagan Sun, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

“I’m really excited about the continued relationship between the radio station and the team,” said Regan Bartel. “I’m especially thrilled for this season and making lasting memories with the 2020 Memorial Cup. Let’s drop the puck!”  

“Our Kelowna broadcast team is very excited to continue the longstanding relationship with the Rockets,” said Bell Media’s British Columbia Interior General Manager, Ken Kilcullen. “We are especially happy to be heading into the Memorial Cup season as the Rockets’ broadcast partner, bringing great value to our play-by-play advertisers.”

“We are looking forward to Regan Bartel and AM 1150 being with us as we make our way to the 2020 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, here in Kelowna May 22 – 31, 2020,” said Gavin Hamilton, Vice-President Business Development for the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club.

AM 1150 also serves up robust daily reports and up-to-the-minute coverage of on-and-off-the-ice activities of the Kelowna Rockets. Joining Bartel during all Kelowna Rockets’ broadcasts is commentator Kent Simpson, offering enriched insight, expertise, and analysis into the game of hockey.

About iHeartRadio Canada
iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country’s most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto’s CHUM 104.5, Canada’s #1 FM station, and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. In the U.S., iHeartRadio has surpassed 90 million registered users, reaching milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other streaming music service. In addition, iHeartRadio’s registered user milestone does not account for the millions of listeners who tune into iHeartRadio’s live radio streams without registering. 

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