Dave Thomas named new radio voice of Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Dave Thomas has been named the new radio voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders on 620 CKRM in Regina.

The 48-year-old native of Weyburn, Sask. did play-by-play for several Canada West football broadcasts this past season and has also previously covered the Canadian Junior Football League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League.

“I am humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to provide the soundtrack to Rider Nation,” said Thomas in a statement. “I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work with what I know will be a hard-working team that we all can be proud of!”

Luc Mullinder, who played eight seasons along the defensive line in Saskatchewan, will remain the colour analyst for game day broadcasts

Justin Dunk has been hired as the pre and postgame host for Saskatchewan Roughriders radio broadcasts. The 37-year-old native of Guelph, Ont. has been a reporter and editor for 3DownNation since 2016. He will continue in his existing role with this publication in addition to his new position on Regina radio.

Dunk will be joined by several former Riders on the pre and postgame broadcasts, including Wes Cates, Glen Suitor, and Jeff Fairholm.

Michael Ball, who served as the voice of the team for the past two years, wasn’t retained following the 2023 season. The Regina native took over the role from Derek Taylor, who left 620 CKRM to become the voice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on CJOB in 2022 following a three-year run in Riderville.