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This week in Canadian media history: World’s first radio play-by-play of hockey game in Regina

The world's first radio play-by-play broadcast of a professional hockey game was made on March 14, 1923, by Pete Parker at Regina's CKCK. By Eric Mark Do The world’s first radio play-by-play broadcast of a professional hockey game was made on March 14, 1923. Pete Parker called the Western Canada Professional Hockey League game between the…

The world's first radio play-by-play broadcast of a professional hockey game was made on March 14, 1923, by Pete Parker at Regina's CKCK.

By Eric Mark Do

The world’s first radio play-by-play broadcast of a professional hockey game was made on March 14, 1923. Pete Parker called the Western Canada Professional Hockey League game between the Regina Capitals and the Edmonton Eskimos. Edmonton beat Regina, 1-0. CKCK, which was founded in 1922 and was one of Canada’s first radio stations, closed its door after almost 80 years of service in Sakatchewan on Nov. 30, 2001.

 

 


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