Hello, I’m Ian Douglas, voice of the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks. I also am a News and Sports Reporter with NL Broadcasting Ltd. in Kamloops. 2014-15 will be my first full season working with the Silverbacks, after taking over the broadcasts in the middle of January 2014.
This is my first my attempt at a Blog and I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of play-by-play broadcasters blogging…voicing our opinion, usually in print and or another media.
I’ve been asked by Silverbacks management to provide a Blog this season and I will do my very best to provide you with insight into the players and coaching staff as the season unfolds.
Audio interviews will appear on the main page and archived according to the month posted.
I am also considering video interviews with the players and staff, along with poll questions and other opportunities to involve you the fans in this blog as well as have you interact with the team. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas that you have for the blog and or feedback!
This is my second opportunity to work in the league after spending five years in the West Kootenay in the early 2000’s where I called the Trail Smoke Eaters games for the radio station I was employed by in Castlegar. I’ve worked in radio broadcasting for just over 15 years now after beginning in the business back in high school with a grade 11 work experience program. I worked part-time at NL Broadcasting Ltd. in Kamloops, as well as with the station’s Kamloops Blazers WHL broadcasts and returned to NL after the five years in the West Kootenay. I commute and billet in Salmon Arm throughout the hockey season and thoroughly enjoy the Shuswap. My family summered at the lake when I was younger and my mother was raised in Salmon Arm.