Clear Sky Radio drops Hurricanes

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Press Release
For Immediate Release
Date: May 8th, 2014

94.1 CJOC, Lethbridge Hurricanes End Broadcast Agreement
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes and long-time broadcast partner 94.1 CJOC (Clear Sky
Radio) have announced an end to their partnership.

94.1 CJOC has been the exclusive broadcaster of all Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey games for the
past seven years and with their contractual agreement coming to an end on May 31st, 2014, that
partnership will not be moving forward in 2014-2015.

“After lengthy deliberations, we made a difficult business decision not to bid for the future broadcast
rights; however we have no intention of cutting any ties with the Lethbridge Hurricanes” stated Clear
Sky President Paul Larsen. He added “Our company is at a critical crossroads in our growth and we
felt the time was right for all parties to consider fresh options with regards to the broadcast rights. It is
our intention to maintain strong coverage of Hurricanes hockey in our regular programming and begin
a new relationship with the organization even though we will no longer be broadcasting the games.”

Lethbridge Hurricanes Business Manager Terry Huisman is disappointed the partnership is not
moving forward. “This has been a successful relationship from day one and we can’t thank CJOC
enough for all the work they have done. 72 games each and every season from the beginning and
while this year in particular was a tough one, they’ve always maintained a professional manner in
broadcasting all our games.”

Huisman says they’re now in the process of sending out a request for proposal to the other radio
stations in Lethbridge and are hoping to make a decision on a new broadcast agreement in the not
too distant future. “I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to Paul Larsen, play-by-play voice Pat
Siedlecki, Fred Jack and all those behind the scenes at CJOC who contributed to the broadcast each
night. Home and away, they brought our game to our fans and I can’t thank them enough.”

For More Information Please Contact:

Paul Larsen, President – Clear Sky Radio Inc. / 94.1 CJOC-FM – (403) 388-4647

Esther Madziya, Communications and PR Manager – Lethbridge Hurricanes – (403) 380-7509

Terry Huisman, Business Manager – Lethbridge Hurricanes – (403) 380-7503

Suite 400, 220 Third Avenue S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0G9 | Phone: (403) 388-2910 | Fax: (403) 388-4648
Web: www.clearskyradio.com | Email: [email protected]

1 COMMENT

  1. Perhaps the Canes are looking for a station that can provide an audience. Maybe Pattison’s 95.5 might be interested. The Tigers in the Hat have been carried on Pattison’s 94.5 CHAT for years.

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