Big honour for Beach Radio’s Graham Turnbull.
The Vernon Vipers play by play voice has been named the BC Hockey League’s broadcaster of the year as voted on by fellow broadcasters in the 17 team Junior A league.
It’s based on broadcast skill, professionalism, and work outside the booth.
Turnbull, who is also an account executive at Beach Radio, has provided play by play of Viper games since 2013.
“The league has so many fantastic broadcasters so to take this honour, it makes it very special because you realize that the people you work with on a regular basis think highly of you,” says Turnbull, a 32-year-old father of two.
Turnbull will be back in the broadcast booth for the Vipers this coming season, his sixth with the team and seventh in the BCHL.
All the Viper games will be on Beach Radio this season, and Turnbull can’t wait for the new campaign to get started.
“We (broadcasters) do it because we have a passion for calling hockey games and telling stories but also being around the sport. “Not all of us are blessed with the athleticism you need to play the game but we have abilities in other areas that allow us to do our part.”
It’s the first time Turnbull has won the award.
“I still get goosebumps during the national anthem. it’s a passion pursuit for me, no question.”