Brandon, MB – The Wheat City Whiskey Jacks, proud members of the Expedition League have confirmed the broadcast home of the team for the 2019-20 inaugural season, along with the team’s broadcast voice.
The Whiskey Jacks will be carried live on internet radio station KICK FM dot CA (www.kickfm.ca), the station will carry all 64 regular season games plus the Playoffs should the Whiskey Jacks get to the post season. As well, the station will carry a daily (Mon-Fri) coach’s show featuring Whiskey Jacks Head Coach Grant Hamilton with KICK FM’s Darrell “Bones” Jones. “As an organization we’re excited to partner with KICK FM, Darrell Jones stepped up from day 1 as a supporter of the Whiskey Jacks and we’re happy to be associated with his station” said Ray Walker, General Manager of the Whiskey Jacks.
It will be a very familiar voice to Brandon and area listeners when hearing the new play-by-play announcer for the inaugural season of the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks. Bob Bruce, a long-time fixture on Brandon radio and television will slip the headset on for the 32 home games for the Whiskey Jacks. For road games, KICK FM will pick up the other team’s radio broadcast. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bob, and working with him for more than 30 years. He is the consummate professional broadcaster, he will do a masterful job for our ball club this year” Walker added.
The Wheat City Whiskey Jacks begin their inaugural season in the Expedition League on May 24th when they visit the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs in Minot, North Dakota. The season opener in Brandon is Tuesday May 28th when the Whiskey Jacks host the Sabre Dogs in a home and home series. Tickets for all games are on-sale now at the Whiskey Jacks website – www.wheatcitywhiskeyjacks.com.