Matt’s ‘Sound Off’ Podcast: Brian Munz and Don Scott on Humboldt bus accident



The Humboldt bus accident that claimed the lives’ of 16 people on April 6, 2018 led to a worldwide outpouring of grief and support. In the hours after the crash, the lives of players, coaches, team support staff like a statistician and therapist were also lost; as well as Tyler Bieber who was the play-by-play host and worked at 107.5 Bolt-FM in Humboldt. Brian Munz grew up in Humboldt. I spent some time with him to talk about what calling Junior hockey is like and to find out more about the close relationships that are created on and off the ice between players and broadcasters.

I also spoke with Don Scott from the Western Academy Broadcast College in Saskatoon. The broadcast school has created the Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship for students requiring financial aid in hopes of becoming apart of their great alumni; the likes of which from just the hockey side include Darren Dutchyshen (TSN), Peter Loubardias (FAN 960 Calgary), Brian Munz (TSN 1290 Winnipeg), Darren Dreger (TSN), and Daren Millard (Sportsnet). Western Academy is funding the ongoing yearly scholarship to provide a legacy to the memory of sports announcer Tyler Bieber and the 15 other Humboldt Bronco hockey team members and staff.

Applications for the Scholarship are available on the WABC website at

Two songs appear in the show: Tom Cochrane’s BIG LEAGUE FOR HUMBOLDT © 2018 Sky Is Falling Inc., (Universal Music) and Jason Smith’s HUMBOLDT STRONG (LEAVE A STICK BY THE DOOR).

Matt Cundill

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  1. Really great interview. and I love the fact Don Scott stepped up to the plate with the Tyler Beiber Memorial Scholarship. Now, for a reality check. Its now been over 40 days and no word on who the truck driver is, nor any charges. What the heck is going on. Is something being covered up? RCMP, the PMO’s office. come on, lets get on with this.

  2. Taylor:

    Cover happen when someone has something to gain. I don’t believe anyone has anything to gain. Many of these cases are botched because the police moved too quickly and I would chalk up the delay to due diligence. Even if the Mounties get their man on this – it’s another sad story. It’s an accident.

  3. Matt, I wasn’t implying it was anything but an accident. That’s not my point. This lack of disclosure is most unusual, and that is not being paranoid on my part. Far from it! I smell a rat, and its anything but good. Its time to get to the bottom of this, and NOW


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