Another one of the Atlanta Thrashers broadcasters has found a job. Yesterday, Matt McConnell was named the voice of the Phoenix Coyotes. Today, we have word that radio play by play man Dan Kamal is headed to cover the Winnipeg Jets in a natural transition. The bad news for Kamal is that he won’t be calling any Jets games. Instead, he’s going to CJOB-AM as a Jets reporter and he will be a part of their pre-game and post-game shows. Curiously, Kamal will still be based in Atlanta and will only be an site reporter for Jets road games.
CJOB has also announced that CBC’s Scott Oake will be a part of their Jets coverage. Oake will not be leaving CBC as this will be a side job for the Hockey Night in Canada reporter. Oake currently lives in Winnipeg and got his television start with CBC’s Winnipeg affiliate.
CJOB was the longtime rights holder of the Manitoba Moose before losing out on Jets games to Bell Media and TSN’s Sports Radio 1290.