First ever radio show hosted by a League Commissioner
"NHL Hour" to debut November 27
TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR) today announced a new
weekly live satellite radio show titled "NHL Hour" which will be hosted by NHL
Commissioner Gary Bettman and a rotation of League executives. NHL Radio and
XM Canada created the show in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback
received when the Commissioner first appeared on the NHL Home Ice channel (XM
204) on XM Canada.
"This program sets the bar high - it marks the first time fans of a
professional sports league will have direct access to the sport's top decision
makers," said John Bitove, chairman and CEO of XM Canada. "This is a unique
opportunity for hockey fans to engage the Commissioner and learn more about
the inner workings of their favourite sport. It is something completely
different and can only be found on XM Satellite Radio. I would like to thank
Mr. Bettman for having the foresight to go where no other league has gone
"NHL Hour" will debut Tuesday, November 27 at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on NHL
Home Ice (XM-204) and NHL.com. On December 6, "NHL Hour" will begin airing
every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
The candid, interactive talk radio show will be hosted by a rotation of
League executives including Commissioner Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill
Daly and Senior Executive VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. The show
will be co-hosted by XM sports host and former NHL player Bill Clement.
"The NHL has the best fans in sports. Thanks to XM Satellite Radio, we
are able to offer this unique outlet for answering their questions," said NHL
Commissioner Gary Bettman. "I look forward to hearing from our fans directly
and being a part of this one-of-a-kind radio show."
"NHL Hour" will provide fans with the latest news and events from the
highest levels of the NHL and encourages fans to submit questions via phone
and email. To submit questions to "NHL Hour", call 1-877-NHL-ON-XM
(1-877-645-6696) or email email@example.com.
"NHL Hour" will broadcast live from the NHL/XM Radio studio in the NHL
Powered By Reebok store in Manhattan. The show will re-run on XM Canada and
NHL Network, with archived shows available for download on NHL.com via a
podcast. "NHL Hour" is a production of NHL Radio.
XM Satellite Radio broadcasts every game from every team in the NHL
across North America. XM also offers the first and only 24-hour hockey radio
channel, NHL Home Ice, featuring news, commentary, interviews and play-by-play
analysis from hockey experts such as Phil Esposito, Bill Clement, Denis
Potvin, Gary Green and E.J. Hradek.
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For further information: XM Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666,