Chris Pope loves story telling. His great-grandfather, his biggest role model, was the best story teller.
Chris uses his love of a good story to paint pictures to the radio listeners of Kitchener Rangers’ games, as the Colour Commentator on CityNews 570 (570 AM), as the Colour Commentator a division of Rogers Sports and Media.
Between game days you can find Chris working full-time for Molson Coors Beverage Company, explaining the history and tremendous taste of the, “Nectar of the gods,” to over 150 customers (restaurants, bars, legions, golf courses, etc) across Waterloo Region.
Prior to pouring pints and pushing the product, Chris anchored the news on CKGL 570, where he began his foray into radio. After stops in Wingham (CKNX, CIBU), Vancouver (CKWX, CFUN) and Calgary (CFFR), Chris came back to Kitchener with some great experience and many, many lessons learned from some insanely talented people he met along the way.
Before taking the role of Colour Commentator, Chris was one of the youngest Managing Editors in Rogers Sports and Media, while also anchoring the Afternoon News on City News 570 (570 News, 570 AM)
During that time, he was also hosting Rangers games on Rogers TV. His four years playing Junior hockey has meant he still can’t walk away from the game.
Chris graduated from the College of Sports Media, in Toronto, in 2010. He learned what it takes to be an elite broadcaster under the likes of Jim Van Horne, David Lanys, Elliotte Friedman, David Amber, Roger Lajoie, Ray Williams, Paul Smith and Norma Wick.
You should ask him about his first audition at CSM. That’s a story worth telling.