Long-time Victoria sports broadcaster Steve Duffy is joining the Victoria HarbourCats baseball organization.
Operating partner Jim Swanson made the announcement today in a press release.
Duffy’s 40-year career in local radio makes him a very well-known voice for the ball club. He started in Victoria radio with CKDA in the 70’s, then went to the “Q” in 1995, where Duffy remained until 2003.
Until earlier this year, Duffy spent the last 14 years at CFAX 1070 where he most notably co-hosted the morning show with Al Ferraby. He became well known for his daily sports commentary, ‘Steve Duffy’s Sports Comment’.
Duffy will join Jonathan Hodgson in the booth to form the broadcast team for Shaw TV broadcasts. This will be Hodgson’s second season as voice of the HarbourCats.
In addition to leading the team’s broadcasts, Hodgson is the HarbourCats communications director as well as a baseball advisor. Hodgson has contributed stories to the Toronto Blue Jays, and prior to Victoria, spent eight seasons as broadcast voice of the Okotoks Dawgs.
“Adding Steve Duffy to the broadcast team for the Shaw TV broadcasts is a real bonus for the HarbourCats, and he and Jonathan will form an entertaining duo,” said Managing Partner Jim Swanson.
“Few know the Victoria sports landscape like Steve, and fewer yet understand the background of collegiate baseball and the West Coast League like Jonathan, with his history. It will be a treat for our viewers, through Shaw and our streaming platform.”
The third member of the HarbourCats broadcast crew in 2017 is Mike Edwards. Edwards is a native of Victoria currently attending the Sports Media program and Ryerson University in Toronto.
The first edition of HarbourCats broadcasts is June 5 when the Wenatchee AppleSox visit Victoria for Opening Night at Royal Athletic Park. First pitch flies at 6:35pm.
The HarbourCats have once again partnered with Go LIVE Broadcasts to provide coverage of all home games during the 2017 West Coast League season.
The final schedule for Shaw TV broadcasts will be announced in the near future.