Bell switch TSN1150 in Hamilton to BNN Bloomberg News, something they had previously done with TSN1410 in Vancouver. They switched Vancouver's TSN1040 and Winnipeg's TSN1290 to their "Funny" comedy format. In October TSN1290 lost the radio rights for the Jets to CJOB, long time Bomber rightsholders and part of the Corus network. That may have been a part of the decision there. Effectively all 4 shuttered TSN sports formats now just rely on cheap syndicated non-sports programming for those who care to listen.Murdoch wrote: ↑Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:47 amWhen they have no competition they can do as they please. The layoffs were to improve efficiency and profitability. Nothing to do with staving off bankruptcy.
Same idea as cutting salaries by 20%. They want more is the bottom line.
Did the stations go off the air or are they just using a national feed?
However as a footnote earlier this month the WHL Winnipeg ICE bailed on a 5 year deal they had with CJOB and switched to FUNNY1290 putting a bit of sports content back in there. I'm assuming the fact that CJOB acquired the Jets rights played a part as obviously there would be several schedule conflicts that would either bump the ICE off the air for several games or at least bump them to some sort of alternate station. The latter never works well for the team involved as soon listeners get the vibe that well I don't know when or on what station the game will be aired.