Canadian Football Legends
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Mark Stephen
As far as he has been able to ascertain, Mark Stephen and his radio partner for Calgary Stampeders games, Greg Peterson, are the longest-serving team in Canadian Football League (CFL) broadcasting history.

Stephen joined CTV Calgary in 1978, working part-time in radio and television before realizing the opportunities were greater in radio. After 5 1/2 years at CFRN he left his home town of Calgary for a one-year stint at CKCK in Regina. He returned home to handle play-by-play and Public Relations (PR) for the Calgary Cannons AAA baseball team. When CHQR acquired the Stampeders radio rights, Stephen joined QR's expanded sports department and, after a string of short-lived announcers, became the Stamps' fulltime voice in 1996.

Stephen has called games featuring great quarterbacks who followed Doug Flutie - Dave Dickenson, Jeff Garcia and Henry Burris - along with two of the league's top coaches, Wally Buono and John Hufnagel. Stephen has called hundreds of games, including playoffs and Grey Cups, while making his voice synonymous with the Stampeders.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame-Media Wing in 2013

Class of 2013




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