In Toronto, Mike Zeisberger notes Bob Cole "will be part of Rogers’ incoming cache" of NHL play-by-play talent for next season. Also included are "Hockey Night In Canada’s" Jim Hughson, Dave Randorf and Paul Romanuk. Meanwhile, Rogers Media President Keith Pelley said that the future of Don Cherry "rests with" Cherry. Pelley: "This is Don’s decision and that’s what we told to Don. Don is iconic. Walk down the streets with Don Cherry, there’s not a more famous and respected Canadian" (TORONTO SUN, 6/4).
ELK'S INSIGHT: GOLF WORLD's Dave Shedloski reports golfer Steve Elkington is "launching his own 30-minute magazine program." The program, called "The Rural Golfer," will "debut in July" on RFD-TV. Its "primary content will feature golf courses across North America as well as insight on the game" from Elkington, instructor Mike Maves and golfer Jackie Burke Jr. (GOLF WORLD, 6/9 issue).
SETTING UP HIS FUTURE: Wizards G Martell Webster "made his broadcasting debut" as a sideline reporter Sunday for the WNBA Sparks-Mystics game on Comcast SportsNet Washington. Webster "did a nice job with updates and gave some real insight" (MONUMENTALNETWORK.com, 6/2).