Friday, August 29, 2014 - Submitted by Kyle Anderson
WEST KELOWNA - The West Kelowna Warriors are pleased to announce that Westbank Community Radio Society (WDCR) has been appointed official radio broadcaster of the Warriors for the 2014/2015 hockey season, starting this September.
Warriors President Mark Cheyne says the radio station will broadcast all 58 regular season games this year, plus all playoff games and two pre-season games (Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, 2014, starting at 6:45 p.m, both versus the Penticton Vees).
Fans will be able to follow all Warriors home and away games on 95.1 FM in West Kelowna or through streaming online at www.wdcr.ca, at no charge. Last season, WDCR Community Radio broadcasted all 58 Warriors games via the internet.
“As the Warriors hockey club and also, members of the Westside Community, we are great believers in the need for West Kelowna to have its own radio station and unequivocally support this community endeavor.” says Cheyne.
Westbank and District Community Radio Society founder and President R.J. Smith says the Warriors are arguably “West Kelowna’s greatest export, ever” and is the area’s most identifiable name, next to Westbank First Nations.
“We thank Mark and the Warriors for their generous support of community radio and for this developing, exciting opportunity to provide West Kelowna residents with a quality, entertaining hockey broadcast and we invite listeners to check it out,” says Smith.
Launched on July 25th, 2013, WDCR is a not for profit, volunteer radio station currently broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to listeners across Canada, the USA and in 16 countries around the world and features more than 25 hours of weekly local programs.
This year’s hockey broadcasts will introduce Kyle Anderson as play-by-play host and Director of Media Relations for the Warriors.