Vees ink new deal with EZ Rock

Penticton Vees, EZ Rock agree to five-year deal for radio broadcast

Craig Beachemin is the new voice of the Penticton Vees. Submitted photo

The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce a five-year exclusive radio broadcast rights agreement with EZ Rock Penticton.

The station will deliver live radio broadcast coverage of every Vees game through the 2022-2023 season. Live coverage is available on AM 800 in the Penticton Area, as well as via live streaming through the station’s official website and the iHeartRadio app.

“This new agreement further solidifies our strong relationship with the Penticton Vees, a team with a passionate fan base and a rich history in the community of Penticton,” said Ken Kilcullen, general manager, British Columbia Interior, Bell Media Radio in a press release. “The Vees are a key part of EZ Rock Penticton’s programming lineup, and we are proud to be the team’s exclusive radio home. We look forward to sharing all the excitement surrounding the team for years to come.”

As part of the new agreement, EZ Rock Penticton delivers every Vees game, including playoffs, as well as daily reports and comprehensive news coverage. Live game broadcasts are led by Vees radio voice Craig Beauchemin, alongside EZ Rock’s Scott Austin, who provides analysis.

“We are thrilled to extend and grow our great partnership with Bell Media,” said David Michaud, director of corporate partnerships, Penticton Vees. “With live broadcasts of every game in addition to wide-ranging news coverage on EZ Rock Penticton, Vees fans will be able to follow the team’s every move, all season long.”

The Penticton Vees kick off their 2017-18 season on Sept. 8 when they take on the Merritt Centennials.

Vees Season ticket memberships are now on sale for as low as $28/month including playoffs! Memberships are available at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), by phoning Laura at the Vees Office, (250) 493-8337 ext. 4, or online at


Penticton Vees fans can listen to Jonny Tychonick and the Vees this coming season in B.C. Hockey League action on EZ Rock Penticton. An agreement has been reached to broadcast games for the next five seasons. Western News file photo