CKAC Sports now official broadcaster of Montreal soccer team

The French-language Corus Quebec station just inked an exclusive contract with the Montreal Impact.

Montreal-based CKAC Sports announced on Friday that it will be the official broadcaster of Montreal Impact, the city’s professional soccer team. It’s a two-year deal for the Corus Quebec-owned, French-language AM station.

The Impact team will have 15 home games this year, as well as all playoff games, including playoff matches on the road, all of which will be broadcast on CKAC, with each preceded and followed by pre-game and post-game shows. The broadcasts will commence on May 19, when the Montreal Impact will play the Vancouver Whitecaps in the season opener.

‘The 2008 season will be historic for the Impact and for all soccer fans in Quebec, with the opening of the Saputo Stadium,’ says Montreal Impact EVP Richard Legendre. ‘This agreement will allow fans to follow their team on the radio as well as to talk about soccer year-round.’

This year, the voice of the Impact on CKAC will be Jean-Philippe Bertrand, the voice of the Ottawa Senators. CKAC Sports will also broadcast a weekly one-hour soccer show from mid-June to mid-August (or mid-September if the team qualifies for the playoffs).