Don Kollins’s metamorphosis of the Fan 590 continues to take shape. As we told you first, Andrew Krystal has indeed moved from NEWS 957 in Halifax to Toronto’s the Fan 590 where he will take to the air in the old Mike Hogan/Bullpen slot 9-12.
TSM spoke to a clearly excited Don Kollins, Program Director of the Fan 590 this am who had this to offer:
“Andrew has been a great soldier for this company, when were looking for talent, I wanted the best. I believe Andrew probably is one of the top notch talents in all of Canada. He can weave a show together with guests callers and topics- he’s smart, sports smart and he gets it. I am so proud we did the deal,it’s been a long time coming.”
Clearly the deal must be a good one as you may recall when we reached out to Krystal previously his response couldn’t have been more clear:
“I am happy here in Halifax. I have taken News 95.7 from its first broadcast to number two in the market for men 25-54, nipping at the heels of the classic rock station, in less than 5 years.
My young wife’s family are from here. We have a great home with great friends.
I enjoy being talked about — but I am from Toronto. I was born there. The city, by itself, is not an inherent victory for me.
I was happy that while on MOJO in 2003 and 2004 that I had the best day parts in terms of market share at the station. They blew up the brand and I became the brand so there you go…..Now, I am the brand here.
Rogers gets it. I am the quarterback for all the Atlantic stations.
Now excuse me while I go to my sailboat without traffic and eat some fresh smoked salmon.
Thanks for the inquiry. I wish everyone well in TO.
I am proud of what I have accomplished in radio there and I proved it was no fluke here — with a more serious format.
“Krystal Nation Awaken”
Kollins is really pumped about the changes that are afoot at the Fan. “A new morning show should be here around September 1st.” Kollins said. So, once again the Fan day will look like:
New morning show 6-9 around September 1
Andrew Krystal 9-12 look for Krystal August 15ish
Hockey Central with Greg Brady 12-2 Look for Brady August 15ish
Greg Brady – 2-3
PTS with Bob Mccown 3-6