Fan590 now called Sportsnet Radio Fan 590
Old 01-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems like a long name. It'll take them longer to get to commercial.

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THE FAN 590 in Toronto and THE FAN 960 in Calgary will be rebranded to Sportsnet Radio FAN 590 and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the rumors of TSN FINALLY beginning the groundwork on a new sports radio station.

I remember reading about it yesterday in the Globe.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i don't know why this rebranding is even a good idea. I mean the FAN has been the FAN forever, it's established a strong following, it's successful.... why mess with that?

Also, i could see it costing the station a lot of money to have to change all their signage, products, ads, etc. Maybe not tons, but still a siginificant amount. I just don't get the logistics of doing this.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mehhh, it's still got the name fan 590 anyway. Whatever.
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Rogers is all about branding their name. They took the goddamn SkyDome and turned it into something with a stupid name.

Just imagine if they bought MLSE.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Rogers is all about branding their name. They took the goddamn SkyDome and turned it into something with a stupid name.

Yeah, like SkyDome wasn't stupid.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, like SkyDome wasn't stupid.
A dome that still allowed you to see the sky. Pretty cool to me.

Rogers Centre sounds like a kiosk at the mall.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Forget renaming etc....the idiot they have on in the morning is unlistenable...and McCowan is getting more and more obnoxious.

I find myself listening less and less.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ya, my bad. i thought i heard somewhere that it was going to be just "sportsnet Radio".
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, like SkyDome wasn't stupid.
The names of buildings and landmarks tend to lose their actual meaning after awhile... so even if SkyDome is a dumb name to people, that's just what it IS.

If Rogers bought the CN Tower and named it the Rogers Tower, I'd still call it the CN Tower. That's what it always was; what it always will be.

I'll never say "I'm going to a game at the Rogers Centre". It just doesn't sound right.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A dome that still allowed you to see the sky. Pretty cool to me.

Rogers Centre sounds like a kiosk at the mall.
agreed. They should have just gone with "Rogers Sky Dome".
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They should call it "Greedy Evil Empire Radio"
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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agreed. They should have just gone with "Rogers Sky Dome".
Yeah that wasn't good enough for them. The token "Rogers" on all official documentation, but everyone local still just calls it the SkyDome. Rogers wanted it all.
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Just buy the Rogers Raptors already.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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thought i was listening to the wrong radio station today when i heard them say that
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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When did they buy the fan? :|
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:28 AM   #18 (permalink)
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When did they buy the fan? :|
Rogers has owned the fan for a long time...
& this is just a sign of bigger things to come with Sportsnet trust me there are tings a brewin!!!!
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Rogers has owned the fan for a long time...
& this is just a sign of bigger things to come with Sportsnet trust me there are tings a brewin!!!!
Smitch being named the new host of Hockey Central?
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:13 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Its really annoying listening to them say "your listening to Sports nets Raido the Fan 590".......The fan 590 was good enough.....

They gotta call it The fan 590 or sportsnet radio, not both
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