The 2014 Canadian Football League season is Rod Pedersen's 16th as voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders making him the longest-serving play-by-play man in franchise history. In addition to his duties as voice of the Riders, Rod hosts a daily sports talkshow known as The Sports Cage on 620 CKRM Regina (4:00-6:30 pm).
His most recent accomplishment on the national stage was broadcasting the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships on the Sportsnet Radio Network, which included 23 radio stations across Canada. Rod called all of Team Canada's games including their 4-0 bronze medal winning-victory over Finland from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary along with Sweden's 1-0 overtime victory over Russia in the gold medal game.
Rod's career includes 17 years as a play-by-play broadcaster in the Western Hockey League (1993-95 Prince Albert Raiders, 1995-2010 Regina Pats), making him the longest tenured play-by-play man in Regina Pats history.
Rod has extensive experience on television as well. From 2004-2008 he was a regional correspondent for The Score sports network in Toronto and in 2010 he became a regional reporter for Rogers Sportsnet. In addition he also hosts In The Huddle, a province-wide prime time television show featuring the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Access 7 and its affiliates.
Rod's first book Green Magic: Canada's Team Wins The 2007 Grey Cup was a national best-seller, and is available in all Rider Store locations. He also writes a weekly column carried in 23 Saskatchewan newspapers as well as CFL.ca and Riderville.com. He was named Canada's Sports Blogger of the Year in 2007 and 2011.
In 2003 Rod was inducted into Saskatchewan's Rural Sports Hall of Fame.
Born in Regina (Dec. 16, 1972), Rod was raised on a farm near Milestone, Saskatchewan (57 km southeast of Regina). He attended Mount Royal University in Calgary before embarking on an award-winning career in the media which has included stops at CFSL Weyburn, CKBI Prince Albert and CKRM in Regina.