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Red FM Canucks Play by Play in Punjabi

April 15th, 2009 @ 1:08pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

redfmLocal ethnic radio station, Red FM 93.1 will be broadcasting play-by-play of the Canucks playoff home games in Punjabi to their radio and internet audiences.

“TEAM 1040 is proud to help build and support this unique radio partnership with ReD FM,” said Robert Gray, Program Manager, TEAM 1040. “For the Punjabi community to now be able to enjoy all of the excitement of Canucks home playoff games in their own language speaks to how sports can bond cultures together.” [source: news release]

Starting with tonight’s game, Red FM will broadcast in Punjabi live from GM Place with a pregame show at 6:45pm as well as post-game analysis. Listeners will be welcome to call in with questions and comments. Red FM is based in Surrey, hometown of Canucks 2008 draft pick, Prab Rai. With such a great indo-Canadian community in Vancouver and the entire region, I think it’s fantastic that Canucks fans will be able to get this additional coverage. The CBC also did a few television broadcasts in Punjabi earlier this season.

Speaking of the CBC, and also starting with tonight’s game, the big 25-foot outdoor LED screen at Canada Place will be showing the CBC television broadcast of both home and away Canucks games.

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