TSN fires Whitecaps play-by-play announcer Peter Schaad

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Peter Schaad moved from The Peak to TSN radio in 2011 when he took over full-time as the team’s broadcast voice. PHOTO BY STEVE BOSCH /PROVINCE

 

 

Peter Schaad had been broadcasting Vancouver Whitecaps games for nearly 20 years, long before the club joined Major League Soccer

TSN has turfed Vancouver Whitecaps TV play-by-plan man Peter Schaad.

No immediate reasons were given for the change, although Bell Media, TSN’s parent company, has been aggressively cutting costs in its ranks, including the unexpected and unpopular decision to shutter its Vancouver sports radio station, TSN1040, in February.

No replacement has been publicly named for Schaad, and it’s expected Paul Dolan will continue in his role as colour analyst. Bell Media and the Whitecaps have yet to comment on the move, and Schaad also declined to comment, given the recency of the news.

Schaad was a mainstay of the team’s broadcasting history. He called Whitecaps games with Shaw on TV and radio for the club in 2002 during its A-League years, continuing through the shift to USL, where he first partnered with Dolan. When the team became an MLS organization, he was anointed the team’s radio broadcaster on TSN.

He did double-duty on TV and radio, hosting the daily Whitecaps program on AM1410, but TSN pulled him off the radio side in 2017 as it began a round of cuts in its local media properties.

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