Fox News’s Chad Pergram took a break from preparing for this week’s midterm elections to attend the Washington Capitals game on Saturday, something he’s done a lot in the last 25 years. This time, however, was different as Pergram joined the Capitals radio broadcast on 106.7 The Fan.
It was Pergram’s first appearance on an NHL broadcast, serving as the third voice in the booth, joining play-by-play announcer John Walton and analyst Ken Sabourin. Pergram filled in for Ben Raby, who regularly works as the broadcasts in-game reporter and host.
“I think it’s good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. I know Capitol Hill pretty well,” Pergram told Jacob Bogage of The Washington Post. “I know motions to recommit, and I know the budget reconciliation process. I know the cloture rule in the Senate. But I’d like to think I know a little something else about faceoff violations, bench minors and being in the crease rule, too. So it’s good to get outside your comfort zone and try something that’s a little bit different.”
Pergram contributed to the pre and postgame shows, as well as provided intermission reports and game resets. The opportunity for Pergram was developed through his friendship with Walton, who first met each other while attending school at Miami of Ohio in the early 90s. Although this was his first appearance on an NHL broadcast, Pergram had experience being on radio from years spent in Cincinnati earlier in his career.
Raby will return to his regular role on Capitals radio for their Monday night broadcast at home against the Oilers.