Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Hockey Show Goes Live

Ladies and gentlemen, we officially went live on the radio tonight as the inaugural episode of The Hockey Show hit the airwaves thanks to 101.5 UMFM!

Tonight's topics included:
  • CBA negotiations - does the impending lockout hurt Jets fans, millionaires vs. billionaires once again, and all that fighting in 2004-05 apparently meant nothing.
  • KHL rules for signing NHL players - does it really matter?
  • Junior hockey benefits - the lockout will make for a better CHL season with overage players, and make for a better World Junior Tournament in Ufa.
  • New looks - Rochester and Hershey have introduced new uniforms, and we weigh in.
  • AHL benefits - younger players on two-way contracts should make for a great AHL season if the lockout runs long.
The intro song we've decided to use for now is Money City Maniacs by a great Canadian band named Sloan. The tune was recorded live at the Palais Royale, and I have to say that it's one of my favorite Canadian rock tunes of all-time. The lead-in to the song with the sirens is absolutely perfect for a hockey game, let alone a hockey show, and the fans cheering along make it feel like we're live in front of the crowd. It really strikes a chord to open the show.

We're working on getting a few guests lined up, but Beans and myself just want to know if anyone was listening tonight. The reason we ask is that we want to know what you, the listener, wants to hear on The Hockey Show! If you missed the program, we'll be back on the air at 6pm CT next Thursday. Hit me up in the comments with what you'd like to hear from us or any potential guests we should be interviewing, and we'll see what we can do!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Peter said...

Will this be available as a downloadable podcast??

I would love to hear this on the train ride to work!

Also, when is Don Cherry scheduled? ;)

Congrats on the gig!