Vancouver Canucks radio broadcasts will resume on Sportsnet 650 for the next NHL season, Postmedia has learned.
A team source told PostMedia that the station, which has broadcast games on radio since 2017, will continue to broadcast Canucks games this season.
Months after it was first suggested that the Canucks’ radio broadcast would be left alone, the NHL team and national broadcasters announced that the radio rights would be discontinued to coincide with the expiration of the regional television rights deal owned by Rogers. I signed a contract to adjust the expiration date. Sportsnet Pacific and Rogers Arena’s sponsorship deal expires.
All three contracts are due for renewal next summer.
Rodgers is expected to pay far less for this season than he has in the past, largely due to the diminishing prominence of AM radio.
In the future, if the Canucks continue radio broadcasting, they will likely seek out an FM partner.
Asked Monday about the status of radio rights in 2022-23, Canucks hockey operations president Jim Rutherford was timid.
“They all fit in the right places. It doesn’t matter,” he said.
We reached out to Rogers Sports and Media, which owns Sportsnet, for comment.
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