NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary NHL player and NBC Sports personality Jeremy Roenick along with NHL Network broadcaster Billy Jaffe have signed with DGital Media to produce a weekly hockey podcast called "Roenick Life Podcast with JR and Jaffe." The show, which will publish on Wednesdays, will launch December 16 on iTunes and Stitcher as well as on Roenicklife.com.
DGital Media will monetize and distribute the new show and produce the content through its DGital Studios division.
Roenick, outspoken, brash and controversial while a player, will bring that same passion and energy to the Roenick Life Podcast. This show will cover major NHL storylines as well as conversations about NHL nightlife, trending topics and weekly big name guests. Social media will play a major role as JR and Jaffe interact with listeners about topics relating to the content.
Says Roenick, "I'm very excited about starting my first podcast especially with great partners at DGital Media. Hockey doesn't have in-your-face, raw opinions and personality in the podcast space today. Billy and I look to change that and ruffle a few feathers while we're at it. We can't wait to reach the fans."
Says Jaffe, "JR & I are great friends that share a passion for hockey. We also share a passion for many other things outside of hockey and we like to talk about those things a lot. This podcast will give us the opportunity to talk about those things and share them with people and bring other people into the conversation"
According to Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, DGital Media, "Anytime you have a voice like JR's that won't back down from opinion and controversy and a voice in Jaffe that will challenge and engage on any point, a platform that gives them an opportunity to turn weekly conversations into truly engaging and smart content is exactly what listeners and advertisers are looking for."
Jeremy Roenick – Bio Brief
Jeremy "JR" Roenick, born January 17, 1970, and is a former American National Hockey League player. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks over the course of his 20-year career. He represented TEAM USA in numerous international tournaments, including two Olympics '98 and '02 collecting a Silver Medal in Salt Lake City in 2002. Roenick announced his retirement from the NHL in 2009, with 513 goals, 703 assists in 1,363 games, for a total of 1,216 points. Jeremy is now an analyst for NBC Sports. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Southern California with his family.
Billy Jaffe – Bio Brief
Billy Jaffe is a hockey analyst who appears on the NHL Network, Sportsnet in Canada, and NESN, where he is the main studio analyst for Boston Bruins telecasts. Before that he was an analyst for Versus (now NBCSN) and has been a regular on the NHL Network's coverage of both the Winter Classic and Stanley Cup playoffs the last few seasons. Billy worked at MSG Network in New York from 2006-2013, appearing on the Hockey Night Live show (2010-12), and as the TV analyst for the New York Islanders (2006-10) where he was awarded a New York Emmy for Outstanding Sports Analyst for the 2006-07 season. Billy played college hockey at the University of Michigan from 1987-89. He lives in Newton, MA with his family.
About DGital Media
DGital Media (http://www.dgitalmedia.com ) is an audio engagement company that creates, distributes and monetizes spoken word audio products. DGital partners with national content producers and brands to extend their audio brands and engage their audiences. The company is headquartered in Soho, New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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