Beyak, Munz Jets’ choice to provide play-by-play
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This article was published 31/08/2011 (4222 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
THE Winnipeg Jets have a new home on the radio dial.
It’s been one of the worst-kept secrets of the summer, but details of the Jets’ new radio and television broadcast agreement with 1290 Sports Radio and The Sports Network are expected to be unveiled Wednesday at a press conference at which the team indicates it will make a ‘significant corporate partnership announcement.’
As well, both Dennis Beyak and Brian Munz will be introduced as the play-by-play voices of the NHL’s return while sources continue to hint that Neepawa native and longtime NHL defenceman Shane Hnidy is also being considered as a colour analyst.
The association with 1290 means that pro hockey has found a new home on the radio dial as all 15 seasons of Manitoba Moose hockey and the last few years of the Jets prior to their relocation to Phoenix in 1996 were broadcast by CJOB. Munz, the voice of the Moose for the past five years, has left CJOB to join 1290. Munz will call 50-plus games on the radio, with Beyak handling all 82 on either radio or television. A Manitoba product, Beyak has done play-by-play for the Toronto Maple Leafs since 1998.
— Ed Tait