Ron Arnst

Ron Arnst was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 12, 1950. He grew up playing minor ball in Saskatchewan before finding his passion for announcing. Arnst quickly became a well known and respected play-by-play and in-house game announcer. He was the play-by-play announcer for radio CKLQ 1977-88 and the park announcer for the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ home games since 1994. Furthermore, he supported The Manitoba Senior Baseball League by broadcasting its local games, he was the announcer for Western Canadian championships, the Canadian National Senior tournaments held in the Westman area, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes program as they won the 1994 Northern League title. He also helped bring the 1991 World Youth Championships to Brandon, Manitoba, as he was on the organizing committee.

 

Paul Edmonds

Paul Edmonds was the voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes for 19 years. He also spent one season in Alberta and during his 20 year career as a broadcaster he worked over 2000 games. He missed only one game for the birth of his son. During his broadcasts, Edmonds consistently promoted amateur baseball in Manitoba. He encouraged Baseball Manitoba to provide information he could share with his listeners. Edmonds also donated his time and talents to MC baseball events, such as, banquets and press conferences. His dedication and energy were hugely beneficial to baseball in our province. Baseball’s loss has been hockey’s gain as Edmonds is currently the radio voice for the Winnipeg Jets.

Bob Picken

Bob was a catcher with Elmwood Giants for 10 years, and won the Manitoba Juvenile crown in 1951. Bob umpired in Winnipeg midget, juvenile, and junior leagues. President of Manitoba Junior Baseball League, 1962-65. Picken acted as the Chairman of national junior tournament in Winnipeg in 1965, was a member of the 1967 Pan Am Games Baseball Committee and broadcasted the Pan Am medal games over Metropolitan Radio Network. Bob also Broadcast the Winnipeg Whips games in the International League in 1969 for CJOB. Bob was Manager of the 1999 Pan Am Games baseball committee, and media section.