TSN Radio 1290 Hits Winnipeg Airwaves Today

- New website TSN1290.ca is the one-stop destination for Winnipeg sports news -
- TSN Radio 1290's live coverage of the Winnipeg Jets begins
Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. CT -

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WINNIPEG, Oct. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Hello Winnipeg! Beginning today, the city's only all-sports station becomes TSN Radio 1290. The station's local morning and afternoon drive shows will continue bringing fans all the news coming out of Manitoba's sports scene. TSN's all-star roster of sports broadcasters will regularly appear on TSN Radio 1290, giving Winnipeggers comprehensive coverage and analysis of all their teams.

Fans in the greater Winnipeg area can access the station at 1290 on the AM dial.  TSN Radio 1290 is also available nationally online at the new website TSN1290.ca and on TSN Mobile.

"Sports fans in Winnipeg now have the best of both worlds," said Mark Maheu, General Manager, TSN Radio 1290. "From Jay and Westwood in the morning, to Hustler and Lawless in the afternoon and all the Jets games covered by Dennis Beyak, Brian Munz and Shane Hnidy, fans will continue to get all of the city's biggest sports stories from a local angle - with the added bonus of having insight from TSN's experts and Insiders. This is a win-win for fans."

Home of the Jets
As the exclusive home of the Jets, TSN Radio 1290 is the hub for Jets news. The station's play-by-play team of Dennis Beyak and Brian Munz, as well as Stanley Cup champion and colour commentator Shane Hnidy, voice Jets games all season long. In addition, TSN Radio 1290 brings fans more than five hours of pre- and post-game coverage, breaking down all aspects of the team.

TSN Radio 1290 kicks off its live coverage of the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. CT against the Montreal Canadiens.

For CFL fans, the station also has extensive coverage of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Along with pre-game coverage of the team, former Blue Bombers star Troy Westwood brings fans an insider point of view every weekday morning as co-host of THE BIG SHOW with Jay Richardson.

TSN Radio 1290 is also the official home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team, with long-time voice of the Goldeyes Paul Edmonds calling the play-by-play, as the station broadcasts more than 100 games every season including exclusive pre-game and post-game coverage.

Local Programming
TSN Radio 1290's weekday programming line-up is anchored by Winnipeg's most popular and influential sports radio show HUSTLER AND LAWLESS (4 to 6 p.m. CT) with Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gary Lawless and Andrew (Hustler) Paterson.  In the morning, sports fans can wake up with THE BIG SHOW (5:30 to 9 a.m. CT) with Jets PA announcer Jay Richardson and former long-time Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Troy Westwood.

On Saturdays hosts Drew Mindell, Richard Pollock and Ezra Ginsburg bring fans up to speed on the Jets and all the biggest stories in the NHL during the ILLEGAL CURVE HOCKEY SHOW (12 noon to 3 p.m. CT).

Canada's Sports Leader has added TSN Radio 1290 to its industry-leading website. The new website TSN1290.ca will be the one-stop destination for Winnipeg sports fans, bringing together the city's local sports news and information on the radio station.

TSN1290.ca will feature live streaming of TSN Radio 1290 along with the station's local weekday schedule and guest line-ups.  The morning and afternoon shows, as well as feature interviews, will all be available on podcast.

On TSN1290.ca, fans will also have the chance to play contests and join the conversation with integrated social media.

In addition, the website will feature dedicated Jets blogs and columns, as well as local, national and international sports news and videos.

Connect with TSN Radio 1290
TSN Radio 1290: @TSN1290Radio, www.Twitter.com/TSN1290Radio
Brian Munz: @Jetsvoice1290, www.Twitter.com/Jetsvoice1290


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For further information:

Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591, greg.mcisaac@bellmedia.ca
Chobi Liang, (w) 416.384.7584, (c) 416.859.4738, chobi.liang@bellmedia.ca
Renee Rouse, (w) 416.384.7599, (c) 416.428.4807, renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca

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