Rick Moffat learned Hockey is religion by joining prayers for Stanley Cups in the 70's. Worked for Grey Cups too. The greatest ball-hockey ever on 49th Ave. in Lachine snuck his first under-age beer at an ALS game. The son of an RCAF hero and a Prairie Depression survivor, Rick learned in Journalism School "there are no stupid questions". He's been testing that theory ever since.
Ask him a stupid question or otherwise via Rick.Moffat@cjad.com.
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As a youngster growing up in NDG, I vividly recall taking in my first Canadiens' game at the Forum at the tender age of 13; watching the Alouettes play at the old wind-swept Autostade; and cheering for the le Grande Orange and the Expos at Jarry Park. Looking back, I consider those days "training camp" for a radio career that has taken me to the Miracle on Ice at the Lake Placid Olympics; inside the champagne-drenched Canadiens dressing room following their Stanley Cup victory in 1986; and onto the jubilant streets of downtown Vancouver following Sidney Crosby's gold-medal goal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. I began my career at campus radio station CRSG, broadcasting to the 6th-floor lounge of the Hall Building at Concordia University before completing my studies at McGill. In my spare time I teach journalism at Concordia, listen to jazz, and play a little guitar. Loudly.
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Michael is a senior writer with Sports Illustrated. He is also a panelist on TSN's The Reporters and one of the 18 members on the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee.
In 2003 Farber was honored with the Elmer Ferguson Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame for distinguished hockey writing. His most memorable sports moment as a journalist came in 1988 when Canadian Ben Johnson set his controversial world record by running the 100 meters in 9.79 seconds at the Summer Olympic Games, in Seoul.
Farber spent 15 years as an award-winning sports columnist and writer for the Montreal Gazette. He has won many honors for his writing, including the "outstanding sports writing award" in 2007 from Sports Media Canada, and the Prix Jacques-Beauchamp (Quebec sportswriter of the year) in 1993. While at the Gazette, he won a National Newspaper award in 1982 and 1990.
Dave Mudge joined the CJAD game day broadcast team midway through the 2009 season as a sideline reporter. Dave enjoyed an 11 year professional football career including 5 years as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber and 4 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. He was a 2 time CFL All Star, a CFLPA All Star and the recipient of the 2001 Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award. After retiring in 2008, Dave completed an MBA (Finance) from McGill University and joined BMO Nesbitt Burns as an Investment Advisor.
A former member of Canada's National Team, Grant is an honoured member of the Montreal Impact "Builders Club." Needham played for the Impact from 1993-98, after 6 years with Team Canada.
The former Concordia Stinger was born in Liverpool, England.
Grant is thrilled to be back on CJAD 800, where he has previously provided analysis and colour commentary during Montreal Impact soccer games, as well as commented on World Cup and Euro Cup.
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I learned at a young age that professional and amateur sports were for me, unless I actually had to prove myself on the field of play. So I’ve lived my own dream of covering the Canadiens, Alouettes and (sigh) Expos. I’m a proud Montreal native who grew up in St Laurent. My passions are my family, sports and reading. And yes, golf is a sport. My radio career started at CJAD in 1987. Yes, they had radio back then. One of my greatest thrills was covering the Canadiens' 1993 run to the Stanley Cup championship. And yes, I touched the cup in the Habs dressing room. Wouldn't you?
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