This appeared in the sports pages of Saturday’s Vancouver Sun (Oct. 11), as part of Greg Douglas’ weekly column:
HERE ‘N’ THERE: The two-sentence internal staff email from CKNW program director Ian Koenigsfest this past Monday will have a resounding effect on local sports broadcasting. The message said: “Please note that Sports Weekend has been cancelled. I would like to thank Brook Ward (pictured, below) for hosting the show for the past year; he will stay on as a relief announcer in the sports department.”
Ward had been methodically building a loyal audience on his two-hour Saturday and Sunday late-night gig, one of the last established forms of sports programming on the station.
On a more pleasant media note, Global TV’s Jay Janower has been named the first recipient of the new PGA of BC award saluting a member of the Vancouver media for “consistent, insightful coverage of golf in B.C.”