Aug 27,2014(ISN) – LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western University alumnus Kelcey Brade,
co-founder and broadcaster with Spartan Web Radio/Spartan TV, will be making his TSN
national debut on SportsCentre Wednesday evening in Toronto.
“I am beyond excited about the opportunity to work for TSN, which is a station I
grew up watching as a teen and hoping one day I would get the chance to work on
SportsCentre,” said Brade, who hails from Mayerthorpe, Alta. “I am very blessed and
owe a great debt of gratitude to my family, and so many others, who have supported
me along the way, including Spartan Athletics. Spartan Athletics is where I got my
start as a broadcaster 10 years ago calling basketball games for Spartan Web Radio
(now Spartans TV).
“Along with hard work, a lot has also gone right for me in the last decade to get to
this stage in my career, but I can guarantee you all that I’ll be just as nervous
during my first few shows on TSN as I was during the first week of calling games on
For the past six years Brade, 30, has been honing his craft by producing and
anchoring the late night sportscasts on CTV Vancouver. On Wednesday night, he will
achieve one of the career goals he set back as a young student at TWU. In his bio
for SWR the then-22 year old Brade wrote under Future Goals: Become play-by-play
broadcaster of the Edmonton Oilers; Become well-known sportswriter; become a sports
anchor on either TSN or Rogers Sportsnet.
It would seem that Brade, who closed out every SWR broadcast with: “Until next time
I’m Kelcey Brade saying so long from the David E. and ‘Keep on Keepin On,” will be
needing to establish a new set of goals for his future at TSN.
In 2004, TWU’s Sports Information Department invited interested students to help
develop an internet broadcast medium for the Spartans. That call was answered by
communications major Brade (’06) and biology major Simon Moore (’05), who submitted
a demo tape and were subsequently offered the position. Two months later, with Moore
producing the broadcast and Brade contributing his voice, the pair covered their
first Spartans game. Spartan Web Radio (SWR) was born.
Much of the success of SpartansTV is due to Brade’s and Moore’s innovation and hard
work. They have left behind a legacy of opportunity for other students to gain
valuable experience in broadcast journalism.
Since Brade and Moore graduated from TWU, SWR has evolved into SpartansTV, one of
the premier web broadcasters of CIS sport. SpartansTV provides live game Internet
broadcasts, game previews, player profiles, and postgame reports for men’s and
women’s basketball, volleyball, and soccer, and men’s hockey. The SpartansTV crew
has been there for many Spartans highlights, including the 2006 and 2011 CIS men’s
volleyball gold medal matches and the 2008 and 2009 women’s and men’s CIS soccer