The Lang & LeBlanc Podcast

Being the Local Legend | Benny Walchuk

The Lang & LeBlanc Podcast Being the Local Legend | Benny Walchuk

Sep 24, 2021

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Episodes Notes

"Being the Local Legend | Benny Walchuk" is the thirty-ninth installment of the Lang & LeBlanc Podcast — a part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. It's the nineteenth in the second season of the program.


This week, Benny Walchuk, GQ94 Sports Director and voice of the Melville Millionaires, the Yorkton Terriers and the Swan Valley Stampeders joins the pod to chat about senior hockey, Saskatchewan's broadcasting and journalistic hotbed, his time working with both hosts of the LLP and more on small town Saskatchewan living.



INTRO, 0:00 to 9:48

  • McHappy Day in Yorkton

  • Benny, the pride of the area

  • September with the LLP

  • Moving into the snowfall

Benny Walchuk, GX94 Sports Director; voice of the Melville Millionaires, the Yorkton Terriers and the Swan Valley Stampeders, recorded on Sept. 22, 2021, 9:49 to 72:11

  • Introducing the 37th FOTP

  • What Benny’s been up to, and the pandemic

  • The SJ and the MJ

  • Chantz Petruic with the U of S Huskies

  • Favourite junior barns

  • Rivalries in the SJ

  • How Benny ended up at GX and covering the SJ

  • Benny’s first game

  • Covering your hometown and the connections that come with it

  • Being the local legend

  • Having to cover the team you grew up hating

  • The Melville Cobras and in Benny in the community

  • Balcarres connections

  • Saskatchewan Senior hockey

  • Walchuk's World

  • WABC memories

  • Advice for younger broadcasters

  • Saskatchewan's broadcasting and journalism hotbed


  • Best matchups he's called

  • Roughest game he's ever called

  • Favourite fighter in the SJHL

  • Favourite childhood SJHL'er

  • Favourite senior hockey player

  • Favourite senior hockey memory

  • Small Saskie rinks

  • Abernethy legend, Danny Ismond

  • Len Thompson's hooks

  • Nolan Maier

  • Benny pumps they boys tires

LLP GET TOGETHER, 72:12 to 120:00

  • Looking back at the interview with Benny

  • Brady and Avery's senior hockey tour?

  • Cooper makes an appearance

  • Season three preview's, sprinkled in throughout!

  • Brady returns to the rink with the U of S Huskies

  • Local sports

  • A hometown edition of the LLP for Brady

  • The 2021 Federal Election

  • CFL Pick Em

  • ROUGHRIDER CORNER 88:00 to 69:00

  • Shafe-N-Bake

  • BC up next

  • Alberta-less playoffs in 2021?

  • Bo Levi, he done?

  • Adversity for the Green and White

  • Did the Riders make the right call in cutting Charleston?

  • How do the guys feel about the Rider receiving core?

  • Fall is here

  • McHappy Day


  • Breakin' bathrooms in schools?

  • The blackberry

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: STC holding the first concert back at SaskTel Centre

  • Early days of COVID, the JUNO cancellation

  • A preview of next week's episode: Sobriety


TOTAL TIME: 1:59:45


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