The Belleville Senators and Quinte Broadcasting have announced a new three-year agreement that will make CJBQ the official radio broadcaster of all B-Sens games.
Belleville Senators Chief Operating Officer Rob Mullowney says “We are delighted to extend our partnership with CJBQ through the 2020-21 season. Having the American Hockey League on our local airwaves has provided fans, especially when we are on the road, a fantastic way to keep up-to-date with the team and given them the opportunity to listen to every second of the action and we look forward to building on what was a great inaugural season partnership.”
The Senators will play 76 regular season games during its second season and will also host two preseason games at the Yardmen Arena, all of which will be available on CJBQ 800 and www.cjbq.com as well as the Belleville Senators and CJBQ App.
“Quinte Broadcasting Co. Ltd. is extremely pleased, honoured and excited about this new three-year broadcasting agreement with the Belleville Senators,” said CJBQ President Bill Morton. “This is a natural fit for CJBQ with its rich history of broadcasting hockey right back to the 1950s. Season one was the first time CJBQ had produced live broadcasts of a professional hockey team and we are now ready to build on that experience over the next three years and hopefully beyond.”
CJBQ has been the “Voice of Hockey” in the Quinte area for more than 60 years bringing fans the excitement of the Belleville McFarlands’ run to a world title, the Belleville Bobcats and 36 years with the Belleville Bulls including all 34 in the Ontario Hockey League.
Quinte Broadcasting Sports Director Jack Miller will call the play by play. He will be joined by David Foot and Paul Svoboda during home broadcasts.
The Sens’ second season in the American Hockey League will begin in early October. They will play their home opener on Oct. 17 at the Yardmen Arena. The full AHL schedule will be released this summer.+