EP39: Being the Local Legend | Benny Walchuk
"Being the Local Legend | Benny Walchuk" is the thirty-ninth installment of the Lang & LeBlanc Podcast — a part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. It's the nineteenth in the second season of the program.
This week, Benny Walchuk, GQ94 Sports Director and voice of the Melville Millionaires, the Yorkton Terriers and the Swan Valley Stampeders joins the pod to chat about senior hockey, Saskatchewan's broadcasting and journalistic hotbed, his time working with both hosts of the LLP and more on small town Saskatchewan living.
WHERE TO LISTEN:
INTRO, 0:00 to 9:48
McHappy Day in Yorkton
Benny, the pride of the area
September with the LLP
Moving into the snowfall
Benny Walchuk, GX94 Sports Director; voice of the Melville Millionaires, the Yorkton Terriers and the Swan Valley Stampeders, recorded on Sept. 22, 2021, 9:49 to 72:11
Introducing the 37th FOTP
What Benny’s been up to, and the pandemic
The SJ and the MJ
Chantz Petruic with the U of S Huskies
Favourite junior barns
Rivalries in the SJ
How Benny ended up at GX and covering the SJ
Benny’s first game
Covering your hometown and the connections that come with it
Being the local legend
Having to cover the team you grew up hating
The Melville Cobras and in Benny in the community
Saskatchewan Senior hockey
Advice for younger broadcasters
Saskatchewan's broadcasting and journalism hotbed
BENNY'S ALL-TIME PICKS
Best matchups he's called
Roughest game he's ever called
Favourite fighter in the SJHL
Favourite childhood SJHL'er
Favourite senior hockey player
Favourite senior hockey memory
Small Saskie rinks
Abernethy legend, Danny Ismond
Len Thompson's hooks
Benny pumps they boys tires
LLP GET TOGETHER, 72:12 to 120:00
Looking back at the interview with Benny
Brady and Avery's senior hockey tour?
Cooper makes an appearance
Season three preview's, sprinkled in throughout!
Brady returns to the rink with the U of S Huskies
A hometown edition of the LLP for Brady
The 2021 Federal Election
CFL Pick Em
ROUGHRIDER CORNER 88:00 to 69:00
BC up next
Alberta-less playoffs in 2021?
Bo Levi, he done?
Adversity for the Green and White
Did the Riders make the right call in cutting Charleston?
How do the guys feel about the Rider receiving core?
Fall is here
TELL ME, YOUTH!
Breakin' bathrooms in schools?
Early days of COVID, the JUNO cancellation
A preview of next week's episode: Sobriety
Season 3, COMING THIS OCTOBER
TOTAL TIME: 1:59:45
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