Jim Mullin

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For the baseball player, see Jim Mullin (baseball).

Jim Mullin is a Vancouver-based broadcaster, producer and promoter. He is currently the play-by-play voice and producer of Krown Countdown U for SHAW TV. He also hosts and produces Krown Countdown U Radio on the TSN Radio Network. He is one of the project partners behind the proposed Northern 8 football series, which would schedule the eight top Canadian university football teams in a series of games for national television.

He was the Vancouver Director of the 47th Vanier Cup, played at BC Place Stadium November 25, 2011. He also provided the play-by-play of the game on TSN Radio on TEAM 1410, with network stations in Montreal TSN 990 and Hamilton CHML 900.

He previously worked with CKNW radio as their sports director before resigning in May 2011. He is the last of a long line of sports directors at the station which included J.P. McConnell, Dave Hodge, Al Davidson and Bill Good Sr. CKNW discontinued the role of sports director in July 2011.

He is also an internationally experienced broadcaster, writer and documentary features producer.

He has called play-by-play of over 550 games in football, basketball, hockey, curling, badminton, equestrian and lacrosse. He is a play-by-play announcer for SHAW TV in Western Canada for University football, Western Hockey League games and Provincial Curling in BC. He called his 100th university football game September 24, 2010 when the Regina Rams face the UBC Thunderbirds at Thunderbird Stadium. He is the "WHL Insider" on the WHL on SHAW.

He has played a role supporting amateur sports in BC. He has called 14 Shrum Bowl games since 1990 on either TV or radio.

He is currently the vice-president (university) of the Football Reporters of Canada. He reformed and is responsible for coordinating the weekly national FRC-CIS Football Top 10 media/coaches poll for university football in Canada.

He founded the University Football Reporters of Canada in 2008. The UFRC was merged with the FRC in November 2009.

He also serves as chair of the Amateur Sub-committee for the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, and serves as the British Columbia representative for the CFHOF.

In his editorial role at CKNW he was responsible for coining phrases like, "The Beatty Street Sweatbox" and "Bill Bennett's Bubble" to describe BC Place Stadium and "Tempire Stadium" [1] to describe the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps temporary facility at Empire Fields. He also refers to Rogers Arena as the "Idiot Box" in reference to Rogers many holdings associated with Canadian television.

He has worked in five continents and his voice was heard around the world by basketball fans from 1994-97 as the English play-by-play commentator for FIBA, the world governing body of basketball. Based in London, England he also hosted and co-produced "FIBA SLAM" a weekly magazine show on Eurosport and ESPN International. Some of his play-by-play was used in an ESPN 30 for 30 "Once Brothers", telling the story of Yugoslavian and Croatian basketball during the 1990s.

He was the radio play-by-play voice of two (2004, 2006) Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national basketball championships in Halifax on radio in Vancouver and Victoria.

In hockey, he was the play-by-play voice of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants, Victoria Cougars, New Westminster Bruins and the BCHL Bellingham Ice Hawks.