Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

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Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

Scott Rintoul just informally dropped the news that starting Monday SN 650 has begun hiring ex-TSN 1040 staff starting with Halford & Brough, who will be the new morning show, replacing Cybulski (he of the THANK YOU JIM) & Solkowski. He also said Karen Surman will be joining him on his show.

Satiar Shah has just added that afternoon drive show host Andrew Walker and producer Mike English are also among those who are gone.


And here's the formal SN 650 announcement (adding that Don Taylor will be "making contributions" in some way).

and more details saying "Don Taylor is slated to contribute to the afternoon drive show a couple times each week."
https://media.sportsnet.ca/2021/03/spor ... -march-29/


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Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

Here's more on the revamped Sportsnet 650 lineup from Patrick Johnston of The Province:

Mike Halford, Jason Brough take their sports radio show to Sportsnet 650

I found this snippet about the demise of TSN 1040 particularly interesting:
Despite posting solid ratings and still holding a solid stable of advertisers even through the pandemic, Bell cited ongoing losses at the station — sources have estimated as much as $12 million over the past decade — as the key factor in their decision.


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https://www.oursportscentral.com/servic ... /n-5679608
With only 10 days to go before their season start, Vancouver WhiteCaps announced a 2 year deal with Corus. Match broadcasts on AM730 (which will be a downgrade in signal reach from the former TSN Radio Network), and features on CKNW.

What's next for the Lions radio deal?


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Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

BC 1988 wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:24 am What's next for the Lions radio deal?
Corus is the parent company of CJOB in Winnipeg, home of Bob Irving and the Bombers. They have been in sports radio just about forever (since Bob was young). I could see them interested in Lions games and a coaches show.


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Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

Really enjoying 650.. like it much better than 1040..... heard a million times more relevant Canucks info from the talk show hosts than at 1040. 1040 is more like sports-themed radio personality am/pm drive type content.

not sure why I had never tried 650 before.. I was away from VCR for awhile so I knew CKNW, CJOR etc. not these newer sports stations. I think I went to 1040 based on combo of 1) simple google search or media coverage, 2) goodwill of Don Taylor (Don, if you read this, tell your agent), 3) don't laugh but probably proximity on the dial to CKNW (for whatever reason, I think stations way up or down the dial are harmed vis-a-vis listenership. wonder if there's been a study


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Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

I would think for starters that when Sportnet took over the hockey biz, stations from other networks were probably left wanting for some of the most direct content. After all, when Sportsnet is your moneymaker, they are going to expect more access, more direct information than what trickles down from 3rd parties etc. etc. Unfortunately for Sportsnet, I don't really pay much attention to hockey as IMO, the Canucks have been overhyped, over discussed and all that loyal fandom has gotten them exactly what? A mediocre team that never seems to be able to quite get over the top. A couple of sniffs over the years but mostly mediocre seasons, missed opportunities and more of the same. Still rooting for CKNW to reunite with the Lions.


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