- John Wells (sportscaster)
John Wells is a Canadian sportscaster. His most recent show, which ended in April 2008, was Wells And Company on
CJOBradio in Winnipeg. [http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/local/story/4162563p-4749649c.html "CJOB fires broadcast vet Wells"] , "Winnipeg Free Press", April 19, 2008] He broadcasted Canadian Football Leaguegames for over 30 years. He is the son of "Cactus" Jack Wells. [ [http://media.ctv.ca/tsn/releases/release.asp?id=7793&num=6&yyyy=2002 "TSN kicks off with 50 CFL games this season"] , news release, The Sports Network, June 24, 2002]
Wells broadcasting career began in
1965at Winnipeg's CKY-FM. [ [http://www.edmontonbroadcasters.com/VZ/ Edmonton Broadcasters - VZ ] ] He moved to television in 1969as sports director for CKCK-TVin Regina. He also spent nine years with CBXT.
In 1971, Wells began working for
CBC Sports. At CBC, he worked at two Canada Games (1971 & 1979) and hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the 1983 World University Games, and the 1984 Summer and Winter Olympics. He also worked on Hockey Night in Canadafrom 1979 to 1984 as a rinkside reporter and host for telecasts from Edmontonand as a studio host on the CFL on CBCfrom 1973 to 1983.
In 1984, Wells joined the new cable
specialty channel, The Sports Network. At TSN, he hosted the 1988 Winter Olympicsand was the first host of the NHL on TSN, and the first play by play man of TSN's Friday Night Football. He was also one of the orignal SportsDesk hosts. When the NBAcame to Canada in 1995, Wells became the host of TSN’s pre-game show, "NBA Tonight". Wells also contributed on TSN's coverage of curling, inculding calling the early rounds of the 2001 Nokia Brier[ [http://www.bce.ca/en/news/releases/bg/2001/02/28/69225.html "Russ Howard joins TSN's curling broadcast team: Will pair with John Wells for 'Breakfast at the Brier' morning draw broadcasts"] , news release, The Sports Network, February 28 2001] and the 2003 Scott Tournament of Hearts. [ [http://media.ctv.ca/tsn/releases/release.asp?id=7466&yyyy=2003 CTV Media Site - TSN ] ]
2006, Wells had been phased out at TSN after Chris Cuthbertjoined the network. He moved to CJOBradio in Winnipeg, where he became the host of an afternoon show. [William Houston, [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/v5/content/subscribe?user_URL=http://www.theglobeandmail.com%2Fservlet%2Fstory%2FRTGAM.20060901.wxtruth01%2FBNStory%2FSports%2Fhome&ord=13412287&brand=theglobeandmail&force_login=true "Week of change on sportscasts one for the ages"] , "The Globe and Mail", September 1, 2006] Wells left CJOB in April 2008.
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