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Claudius 01-28-2011 09:44 AM

The Sports Radio Thread
 
Could this be a good thing or will it flop (again).

Quote:

TSN Radio is a reality, and Mike Richards has been signed to become the morning drive host in Toronto.

While officials at TSN declined comment Friday, The Globe and Mail has learned that the long-rumoured radio operation will go ahead later this year, after BCE Inc. takes full control of CTV Inc., the parent company of TSN. The radio initiative to challenge The FAN 590 and extend the brand to its TEAM stations across the country has been one of the prime projects championed by BCE's Bell Canada unit as it takes over operations.
TSN Radio a reality - The Globe and Mail

Also it likely means MORE hockey talk.

iRaptor 01-28-2011 09:46 AM

So maybe the fan with more ball and baseball talk?

Stonezz 01-28-2011 10:23 AM

So this is why the FAN added "sportsnet radio."

fancylad 01-28-2011 10:52 AM

I'll give it a chance i guess. It's not like i'm emotionally tied down the FAN. In truth i barely listen to it anymore. Half the time i drive i listen to the classical station anyways.


when is this new radio station supposed to air?

Ex2k 01-28-2011 11:35 AM

This could be a good thing....if your looking for NBA coverage...

TSN has MORE coverage then Sportsnet when it comes to basketball... they have alittle more love for it then Sportsnet

TSN2 is always showing non Raptors NBA games through the week occasionally... where as Sportsnet and Sportsnet1 only shows the Raptors..

Also Jack Armstrong works for TSN ... maybe Jack could have his own radio show once again... although E.Smith still works for The FAN..

The FAN 590 has really gone down hill since all the changes in the summer... I cant stand listening to it no more... the radio hosts through the day suck and have no clue wtf their talking about....last time i listened that Greg Brady guy kept saying New Orleans is in the Eastern conference...

Use to love the Chuck Swirsky show and Jack and E.Smith when they took over... all downhill since then

Stonezz 01-28-2011 11:37 AM

Yeah Jack and E Smiths show was great, I think it was called 'game plan.' Either way I was pretty mad when they axed it

fancylad 02-01-2011 10:02 AM

when is this shit going to air already?

I put myself through another 30 minutes of unbearable radio via Andrew Krystal this morning. The FAN morning show is bad. real bad.

Stonezz 02-01-2011 12:25 PM

^it was only okay when jeremy roenick was on with him

thought 02-01-2011 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 502932)
when is this shit going to air already?

I put myself through another 30 minutes of unbearable radio via Andrew Krystal this morning. The FAN morning how is bad. real bad.

oh my god, kristal is absolutely unlistenable. i tune in here and there to see if he's talking about anything besides hockey and i legitimately have never heard any non-hockey talk. well, at least since i started my co-op term a month ago. i wasn't a huge fan of stellick and landry but fuck, how could they ever think this douchebag was a better draw than those two? at least they did funny impressions of vic rauter.

jeffb 02-01-2011 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by thought (Post 503136)
oh my god, kristal is absolutely unlistenable. i tune in here and there to see if he's talking about anything besides hockey and i legitimately have never heard any non-hockey talk. well, at least since i started my co-op term a month ago. i wasn't a huge fan of stellick and landry but fuck, how could they ever think this douchebag was a better draw than those two? at least they did funny impressions of vic rauter.

Landry and Stelick were almost as bad. I listened to Krystal when he first came on because i hoped he'd be better then those two....but when he started talking about lacing up his skates for watching hockey games while clutching his stick i had enough. Jeff Blair 9a-12p isn't too bad, at least he talks about other sports and he's not always sickly sweet on Hockey. Bob McCowan is still the best personality on that station and that's pretty sad. I'll never listen to TSN radio, no thanks on that shit. Can only imagine the morons that'll be on there.

fresh n' spicy 02-01-2011 06:36 PM

tsn why do u even bother calling it tsn radio change it to hockeycentral radio since that is what 99% will be talked about...

fancylad 02-01-2011 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thought (Post 503136)
oh my god, kristal is absolutely unlistenable. i tune in here and there to see if he's talking about anything besides hockey and i legitimately have never heard any non-hockey talk. well, at least since i started my co-op term a month ago. i wasn't a huge fan of stellick and landry but fuck, how could they ever think this douchebag was a better draw than those two? at least they did funny impressions of vic rauter.

thing is i don't even mind leaf talk or hockey talk as i am a fan, but the guy just goes on and on (and on and on and on and on) about the most boring, pointless shit.

Like yesterday he was rambling about how Kessel didn't do anything in the allstar game and how much he sucked. Uh hello, it's the fucking all star game... who even seriously cares! Then today he was talking about how Chris Versteeg's car got vandalized and he and Mike Dunleavy went on for my whole drive about some pointless debate as to whether Versteeg was too sensitive. I swear to God that's what they talked about for 30 minutes. Are you fucking kidding me.:face4:

jeffb 02-01-2011 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 503229)
thing is i don't even mind leaf talk or hockey talk as i am a fan, but the guy just goes on and on (and on and on and on and on) about the most boring, pointless shit.

Like yesterday he was rambling about how Kessel didn't do anything in the allstar game and how much he sucked. Uh hello, it's the fucking all star game... who even seriously cares! Then today he was talking about how Chris Versteeg's car got vandalized and he and Mike Dunleavy went on for my whole drive about some pointless debate as to whether Versteeg was too sensitive. I swear to God that's what they talked about for 30 minutes. Are you fucking kidding me.:face4:

His voice is very grating. He's trying to be edgy, but it comes off as douchy and long winded. He's a moron.

fancylad 02-10-2011 11:47 AM

Andrew Krystal will no longer be doing mornings on the fan. Just read something online, but i closed the window and am too lazy to fish it up so as to put it as a link.

I heard GReg Brady on today during my drive. some People find him annoying. I don't mind him personally, but the fact that he clearly knows more about sports in general than Krystal makes his show infinitely better. Today on my drive he was talking about the raps game and not what colour underwear Phil Kessel wore to the all star game.

Stonezz 02-10-2011 12:01 PM

Yeah Andrew was pretty bad, I also dont mind Brady

Ex2k 02-10-2011 01:56 PM

Need to get Jack Armstrong his own show or along with someone like E.Smith on TSN Radio.

Ex2k 02-11-2011 09:57 AM

Hey Guys... Guess what..

Quote:

FAN pulls the plug on Andrew Krystal’s morning show

After less than six months, Andrew Krystal is out as FAN 590 morning host.

The radio bad boy, who came back to Toronto late last summer from Halifax, was replaced Thursday morning, on an interim basis, by Greg Brady, who hosts the station’s Hockey Central at Noon.

Andrew Krystal in the Morning has been a worthwhile endeavour, but regretfully it is something that neither Andrew nor I feel we wish to pursue in the long term,” FAN 590 program director Don Kollins said in a statement.

Krystal, who had been at CFRB and AM 640 before going to the Maritimes, will remain with the FAN, to “fill on-air shifts and work with me on new projects,” Kollins said.

“Andrew is a talented broadcaster and a valued member of our team,” he said.

The move comes two months after ratings showed Krystal, who took over the morning slot in October, trailed his predecessors Don Landry and Gord Stellick in the target male audience, though he bettered them with those aged 18 to 34.

It also comes amid widespread speculation that Keith Pelley and Scott Moore, new bosses at Rogers, which owns FAN 590, want a more sports-focused personality at the helm of the show weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m.

Soon after Kollins made the announcement to FAN staff, Krystal took to Twitter to make it clear that he had not been fired.

“I am not off the Fan 590. Not even close. Everything is good in Andrew land,” he replied to one follower.

“I am not ‘out’. I am a straight male gainfully employed by the Fan 590,” he responded to another.

Stellick, who was bounced from the morning slot but now hosts “Blue and White Tonight” on FAN 590 on Leafs game nights, quipped Thursday afternoon that he was busy preparing the latest edition of that “radio juggernaut” and had not had discussions about returning to his old time slot.

“It’s a very interesting time in the business,” he said. “Lots of things are percolating.”


fancylad 02-11-2011 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex2k (Post 506984)
Hey Guys... Guess what..

yeah we know.... look 4 posts up. :)

Ex2k 02-11-2011 10:32 AM

:police:
Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 506986)
yeah we know.... look 4 posts up. :)

lol oh my bad..

Well there you go the official article as read on thestar.ca this morning

fancylad 06-28-2011 02:41 PM

Alright, i am making this the official Sports radio thread and what a perfect place to to mention that Andrew Krystal got the axe. Yup. That's right. No more of his sexist, extreme right wing, pointless drivel on my drives home from work.

The guy had no business talking on a sports radio channel. Half the time he would have these 'debates' where you know his intension was just to shock the listener. Waste of time.


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