WINNIPEG - 680 CJOB has revealed who the new voice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be, replacing the retiring Bob Irving. Long-time Winnipeg media personality Derek Taylor takes the reigns and will start May 15, just before Bomber training camp opens.
In addition to hosting Global TV’s morning show in Winnipeg, Taylor spent nine seasons handling play-by-play for the University of Manitoba Bisons football team including the Bisons 2007 Vanier Cup championship. In 2014, he moved to TSN and served as a SportsCentre anchor and CFL on TSN contributor for almost five years prior to accepting the Saskatchewan Roughriders play by play job where he was the voice of the Riders for the past three seasons. He and his wife Fiona Odlum (who also worked for 680 CJOB) will be moving back to the city soon according to Odlum’s social media posts. Odlum has been working for the CBC in Regina and will join the CBC team here.
Taylor’s first call for CJOB will be in Saskatchewan when the Bombers’ play their first 2022 pre-season game against the rival Roughriders on May 23.