From The Gazette:
The Canadiens will have a new home on English radio with news Wednesday that THE TEAM 990 will have exclusive rights to all the team’s games over the next seven seasons. In addition to the radio broadcasts of all 82 regular-season games plus playoffs, THE TEAM 990 will also produce extensive pre- and post-game shows. The Canadiens coverage will also be available online at team990.com
“It’s truly something special for everyone here at THE TEAM 990 to become the new radio home of the Montreal Canadiens,” said Wayne Bews, the station’s general manager. “As a proud member of the Montreal community, the Habs have always dominated our airwaves. This new partnership with the Canadiens organization will enable us to give hockey fans even more coverage of our city’s team.”
Said Geoff Molson, chairman of the board of directors and owner of the Canadiens: “We are very pleased to have entered a new partnership with THE TEAM 990 to become the Canadiens English radio broadcaster. This long-term agreement with THE TEAM 990 is a testament to our commitment to provide our fans with the most comprehensive and reliable broadcast on English radio for the foreseeable future.”
THE TEAM 990 and the Canadiens will announce the radio play-by-play team later this summer.