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  • AM 1150/Rockets sign new partnership

    AM 1150 Announces Exclusive Three-Year Broadcast Rights Extension with the Kelowna Rockets

    – Veteran AM 1150 sportscaster Regan Bartel returns as the voice of the Rockets, marking 17 years of stellar play-by-play game coverage –
    – Kelowna Rockets join an all-star sports line-up on AM 1150 featuring the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Okanagan Sun, and Toronto Blue Jays – June 29, 2016

    KELOWNA (June 29, 2016) – AM 1150 is bolstering its sports lineup as the station announced today a three-year renewal of its exclusive agreement with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Kelowna Rockets, which sees AM 1150 provide exclusive, live coverage of all Rockets’ regular season and playoff games through to the 2018/19 season. Voiced by AM 1150 veteran sportscaster Regan Bartel, who marks his 17th season as the “Voice of the Rockets”, games will be heard over-the-air on AM 1150 in the Kelowna area and online at

    “I’m honoured to bring the game to life for our listeners with front row, play-by-play coverage,” said Bartel. “The Kelowna Rockets are a vital part of this community, and we are proud to bring quality coverage of hometown junior hockey to our listeners.”

    “We are delighted to continue our great relationship with the Kelowna Rockets, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of Rockets’ hockey with our listeners and clients through 2019,” said Ken Kilcullen, General Manager, B.C. Interior, Bell Media.

    “The Rockets are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with AM 1150, and look forward to expanding our business relationship with Bell Media Kelowna over the next three seasons,” said Gavin Hamilton, Vice-President Business Development, the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club.

    AM 1150 also serves up robust daily reports and up-to-the-minute coverage of on-and off-the-field activities of the Kelowna Rockets. Joining Bartel during all Kelowna Rockets’ broadcasts is colour commentator Kent Simpson, offering enriched insight, expertise, and analysis into the game of hockey. The Kelowna Rockets broadcasts join an impressive sports line-up that includes the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Okanagan Sun and Toronto Blue Jays.

    The Kelowna Rockets 2016/17 season begins September 23.
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  • Rockets release regular season schedule

    The Kelowna Rockets will get well acquainted with the Kamloops Blazers and Prince George Cougars when they open the 2016-2017 Western Hockey League regular season.

    The Rockets will open the season against the Blazers - in Kamloops - on September 23rd.

    The team will host their closest geographical rival one night later at Prospera Place.

    The Rockets also make an early stop in Prince George for back-to-back games on September 30th and October 1st. Read More
  • Despite rumours, Kelowna Rockets not for sale

    Rumours are circulating in hockey circles that the Kelowna Rockets are up for sale. Read More

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Kelowna Falcons News

  • Falcons announce new Head Coach
    A new head coach will lead the Kelowna Falcons during the 2014 West Coast League season.The club has announced Billy Clontz as their 10th Head Coach in franchise history.The Corvallis, Oregon native and former WCL player spent three ... Read More...
  • Kelowna kids to learn from Blue Jays legends
    Some of the greatest Toronto Blue Jays players in the history of the team will be in Kelowna this week. The Kelowna Falcons will welcome the Jays to Elks Stadium this Thursday for the annual Honda Super Camp. For three ... Read More...
  • Season ends for Falcons
    The Kelowna Falcons closed out the 2013 season on a winning note.The Falcons wrapped up the season with an 8 - 3 victory over the defending West Coast League champion Wenatchee Applesox, winning the three-game series.During the seventh ... Read More...

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