A New Era Begins: Harvard Media Launches New Look SportsCage and Riders Broadcast Team

There will be a new look and sound to Saskatchewan Roughrider broadcasts on 620 CKRM, and the Roughriders Radio Network.

At a news conference at Mosaic Stadium, Harvard Media, the broadcast partner of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, announced its new look line up for the 2024 season.

Veteran broadcaster Dave Thomas will be the play by play voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Corey Mace (Left), with the new play by play voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Dave Thomas (Right)

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to provide the soundtrack to Rider Nation”, Thomas said. “I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work with what I know will be a hard working team that we all can be proud of!”

Luc Mullinder will return as the colour analyst for the broadcasts on game day. This is the seventh season in the broadcast booth for the former Rider and Grey Cup Champion.

On top of the game itself, Harvard Media presents top notch commentary and insight from a stable of seasoned football journalists and analysts. These can be heard in the extensive coverage during the pre game and post game shows, as well as at halftime.

Justin Dunk of “3 Down Nation” will join the broadcast team this year, bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge of covering the Canadian game.

(L-R) Luc Mullinder, Colour Analyst, Wes Cates, Football Analyst, Jeff Fairholm, Football Analyst

Former Rider and CFL all-star Wes Cates will return to the broadcast this season, joined by familiar names like former Riders Glen Suitor and Jeff Fairholm.

Your first chance to hear the new team in action will be Monday, May 20th, when the Saskatchewan Roughriders host Winnipeg in the team’s first pre season game of 2024.

Harvard Media has also announced the new members of the popular “SportsCage” on 620CKRM, and that the “SportsCage” will have its own dedicated website “SportsCage.com” which launched simultaneously with the announcement.

We are extremely excited to announce the highly anticipated launch of the All New SportsCage on 620 CKRM, accompanied by the unveiling of our new website www.sportscage.com and the introduction of Dave Thomas as the new voice of Saskatchewan Roughrider football.” said Kris Mazurak, Vice President of sports at Harvard Media. “It’s an exciting time for Harvard Media sports.  Get ready to stay ahead of the game with the latest news and updates from the world of sports, as we bring you the best coverage of local sports in Saskatchewan.”  

The “SportsCage” line up will have some familiar faces and voices as well.

SportsCage Full Time Host Barney Shynkaruk

Barney Shynkaruk has been announced as the new full time host of the “SportsCage”. Shynkaruk is bringing his 25 years of experience to show, along with the key guests people tune in for like Glen Suitor, Sportsnet’s Arash Midani, and TSN’s Farhan Lalji. Like other media offerings from Harvard Media, the “SportsCage” will have an even sharper local focus on sports right across the province.

“Harvard Media continues to execute our hyperlocal content strategy in Saskatchewan, our next phase includes a significant investment in Local Sports.” says George Leith, Executive Vice President of Harvard Media. “Today’s announcements punctuate our commitment to empower the communities we serve by offering a voice to local sports everywhere in Saskatchewan.” 

Your first chance to hear the full broadcast team in action is when the Riders host the Blue Bombers for a pre-season game at Mosaic Stadium on Monday, May 20th.

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