The 2017 Canadian Football League season will be Rod Pedersen’s 19th as voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders making him the longest-serving play-by-play man in franchise history. In addition to his duties as voice of the Riders, Rod hosts a daily sports talkshow known as The Sports Cage on 620 CKRM Regina (4:00-6:30 pm).
Among Rod’s accomplishments in a distinguished broadcaster career are calling four Grey Cups on national radio and the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships on the Sportsnet Radio Network.
Rod’s career includes 17 years as a play-by-play broadcaster in the Western Hockey League (1993-95 Prince Albert Raiders, 1995-2010 Regina Pats), making him the longest tenured play-by-play man in Regina Pats history. He has also called games for the Great Falls Americans of the AFHL.
Rod has extensive experience on television as well. From 2004-2008 he was a regional correspondent for The Score sports network in Toronto and in 2010 he became a regional reporter for Rogers Sportsnet. In addition he also hosts In The Huddle, a province-wide prime time television show featuring the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Access 7 and its affiliates.
Rod’s first book Green Magic: Canada’s Team Wins The 2007Grey Cup was a national best-seller, and is available in all Rider Store locations. He’s also written a book on Social Media and Media Relations strategies and his daily blog RodPedersen.com has twice been voted Canada’s Sports Blog of the Year.
In 2003 Rod was inducted into Saskatchewan’s Rural Sports Hall of Fame.
Born in Regina (Dec. 16, 1972), Rod was raised on a farm near Milestone, Saskatchewan (57 km southeast of Regina). He attended Mount Royal University in Calgary before embarking on an award-winning career in the media which has included stops at CFSL Weyburn, CKBI Prince Albert and CKRM in Regina.
Rod is also President of Pedersen Media Inc. which houses his Public Speaking, Media Relations & Social Media Consulting as well its subsidiary company Pedersen Recovery Coaching Inc. where Rod serves as a Sober Coach for athletes, entertainers and other public figures battling addictions.
For media coverage on Rod’s inspiring personal Recovery success story, please read the following links: