Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun
SCENE & HEARD: The way things are going, Peter Schaad might want to purchase every variety of lotto ticket he can afford this weekend. The guy is on an awesome roll.
The Whitecaps' play-by-play broadcaster for the past four years, Schaad is leaving the CHUM radio chain to deejay his own afternoon music-driven show on the new Jimmy Pattison-owned The Peak 100.5 FM beginning Nov. 14. Schaad learned Friday that jumping stations won't mean leaving the Whitecaps. Talk about a win-win situation, this one is a win-win-win: Whitecaps' president Bob Lenarduzzi refers to Schaad as one of the best play-by-play soccer men in North America; CHUM-owned Team 1040 program director Rob Gray says he would welcome Schaad back to do soccer, and his new bosses at The Peak have encouraged him to continue with the Whitecaps even though the games are on a rival station.
"It's all good," Schaad said Friday after working his final shift as producer of the highly-rated Terry & Tara morning show on QM-FM.
All good, and getting better. Schaad has a wedding planned for Nov. 20 and has convinced Sandra, whom he describes as "the most understanding bride-to-be in the world", that the early part of their honeymoon be spent at Burnaby Lake. It just happens to be site of the senior boys' provincial soccer playdowns Nov. 21-22 and Schaad is head coach of the Kitsilano team that beat Lord Byng Thursday to represent the Lower Mainland.
Yeah, he's on a roll.