RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Chuck Kaiton, the man behind the Carolina Hurricanes' radio play-by-play, is out, team officials confirmed to CBS 17.
Kaiton declined a one-year deal from the Hurricanes after being behind the mic for the franchise since the 1979-80 season.
Don Waddell, president and general manager of Hurricanes, released a statement that read in part:
“After a series of discussions with Chuck and his representation throughout the summer, Chuck informed us today that he will not be returning as our radio broadcaster. We thank Chuck for his service over 38 seasons and appreciate everything he has done to represent this franchise for such a long time."
The Canes said they are exploring the option of simulcasting the Fox Sports Carolinas TV audio over the radio this season.
Kaiton began his broadcasting career in 1969 after graduating from the University of Michigan, his online bio said.
CBS 17 will update this story as it develops.