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On Fan 590 Tonight-

– Bob McCown’s co-host from 4:00 to 6:00 is John Shannon
3:00 Michael Hiestand, Usa Today
3:20-4:00 Dave Hodge, TSN
4:20 Jim Barker, Argos Head Coach
4:40 Mark Messier
5:00 Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun
5:20 Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet
5:40 Hoping for Colin Campbell, NHL’s Sheriff

On 640 with Bill Hayes and Bill Watters thanks to Mike S.:

– Buck Martinez on tonight’s Rays-Rangers playoff game
– Clarke MacArthur of the Maple Leafs
– Pierre McGuire of TSN on hockey
– Tom Gulitti, New Jersey Devils beat reporter for The Record
– David Naylor of TSN on football

Tomorrow on the Toronto Sports Media Pressbox, Gord Stellick. Knowing that I can’t ask him about the new morning show, or things of that nature, I am happy to try to ask any other questions you may have. Submit them as usual.



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Al Borland
Al Borland
October 12, 2010 5:26 pm

Shannon AGAIN on PTS,Hell,his family & friends don’t even listen,And THEFAN expects the public to listen?? I don’t think so Tim.

Chris F.
Chris F.
October 13, 2010 11:19 am

I’ve been a reader of this blog for a while now but never posted. I hope to make this point in another topic thread but anyways. I think I figured out why I hate Shannon so much. The guy doesn’t get it that he’s not really THAT well liked. I sometimes get the impression that Bob may be friends with him to a degree but doesn’t respect the guy.

Shannon is only tolerable when he’s telling his old stories and even then it’s pushing it. You ever hear how he whines when he’s explicitly made the butt of jokes? It’s just horrible to listen to. Last but not least, (and I know others make mistakes but…) during the roundtable when Shannon gets everyone’s attention to make a “great” point he’s more often then not WRONG!

A recent but classic example was when the roundtable was discussing the NFL and the Redskins Shannon said the biggest reason why the Redskins are having success is because Shanahan is the first coach to have complete control of the team……..I guess Shannon forgot Joe Gibbs 2.0. “sigh” It’s things like that where he makes a proclamation and is 100% in the wrong that drives me up the wall.

I hope to participate in future conversations here 🙂

Raptors Devotee
October 13, 2010 11:21 am

Right now the FAN has cultivated various personalities that are persona non grata i.e. Krystal, Shannon, other FOB, and a cast of characters that add nothing but blandness – Hello Rob Faulds and others in your ilk.

I really can’t wait to see the first ratings book this Fall, as I fully expect a major drop in specific time periods and overall. Even PTS is not exempt with McCown away on vacation and using up all his sick days. Losing Brunt for now on a regular basis is HUGE, and with Arthur not prepared to come on more, this station is in huge trouble. They have already lost me, and I am not sure what can be done to get me back, as long as Kollins continues on as the PD.

Sam from Scarbrough
October 13, 2010 11:57 am

A quote from TSM June 23/2009

As we told you back on March 23, John Shannon and the NHL have parted ways. I hope this means he comes back to Prime Time Sports…He was always good on the radio with respect to issues surrounding the broadcast of hockey games. If the folks over at 640 were smart (hint hint) they would try to grab him as their tv guru!

Shannon has a very good reputation in the business, and I am not sure anyone out there knows more about hockey as it pertains to television.

Is It a case of maybe you were “misspoken” ??

October 13, 2010 1:31 pm

There’s a post on the Toronto radio board, that there is a ‘strong rumour’ of 1050 changing to an ESPN station.

I’m not sure if that means it would be syndicated radio all day. Or what that would mean for The Fan, since they have ESPN overnights. Maybe that’s the beginning of ‘TSN Radio’?

As for The Fan, it will be interesting to see the ratings. The first half of the day still feels like a work in progress, but I imagine Brady and McCown will do very well. Don’t forget – McCowns biggest competition lost its cohost and replaced him with Bill Hayes. You have to think that the gap between the two shows will only grow wider at this point.

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