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On Fan 590 Tonight

Bob Mccown’s co-host is Stephen Brunt…

3:02 Jack Armstrong, NBA Analyst
3:21-3:50 Andrew Krystal In Studio
4:21 Alex Anthopoulos, Jays GM
4:41 Tom Tebbutt, From The Australian Open
5:02 David Branch, CHL President & OHL Commissioner In Studio
5:21 Kelly Hrudey, Hockey Night In Canada
5:41 Lester Munson, ESPN’s Legal Analyst

On 640 with Bill Watters thanks to Mike S.:

5:05 – Pierre McGuire – TSN Hockey Insider

5:25 – Jay Triano – Toronto Raptors Head Coach

5:45 – Sam Cosentino – Rogers Sportsnet

6:05 – Dave Naylor – TSN Football Insider

6:45 – John Bartlett – Toronto Marlies Play-by-Play

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FMT
FMT
January 18, 2011 5:33 pm

I didn’t listen to any of the primetime shows today, but why oh why does Krystal continue getting spots on the show.

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
January 18, 2011 9:33 pm

it’s the old trick of trying to boost the profile of some lesser light by attaching it to a more prominent one. i’m 90% certain this is a contractual requirement for Bob, and that Kollins is the one requiring it of him.

if i’m Bob, this is the kind of crap (along with having to shill for the Bills by doing pointless interviews) that makes me seriously consider jumping ship.

Julian
Julian
January 18, 2011 10:28 pm

Mike In Boston,

Have to help you out here. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Bob McCown is the person responsible for these segments. He is Krystal’s biggest fan, he brought him here, convinced the kingmakers at the station to give him the morning show, and thinks Andrew Krystal is brilliant and funny.

Think about that, when you judge whether McCown can really judge talent on the radio or not. McCown has his amazing moments still and is an incredible presence as a broadcaster, but he’s stopped doing any homework, stopped watching sports, stopped being passionate, and this is just a gig and a cheque for him.

Krystal’s biggest backer is keeping Krystal In The Morning where it is, make no mistake about it. No one above Bob supports this show continuing.

You can differ about Blair, you can differ about Brady, but the morning show is universally despised: by listeners, by management, folks at Sportsnet, and certainly Keith Pelley and Scott Moore. It’s the most pressing issue for the Fan 590 and it can’t move forward until it corrects the mistake, the mistake Bob McCown has supported from the second Krystal was hired.

Daniel
Daniel
January 18, 2011 11:08 pm

Julian – I’m not saying you’re wrong, but how do you know all that?

dsscpu
dsscpu
January 19, 2011 8:24 am

I would say 590 wants Krystal on-air with Bobcat not only to boost his profile but also in case McCown does jump shift at the end of the year, as Krystal could be in line (along with Blair) for the PTS gig…

Sam In Scarbrough
Sam In Scarbrough
January 19, 2011 10:40 am

WHAT!!…Is Jeff Lumby not on thefan anymore?
I should tune in more often..where on the dial are they?

Dan
Dan
January 19, 2011 1:02 pm

Am I the only one that wants to throw up everytime I hear Krystal’s annoying wheezing laugh. I cannot listen to this guy and whenever he guests on Bob’s show I immediately turn the station.

James
James
January 19, 2011 3:40 pm

Like Daniel says, if you are going to make such a bold and sweeping claim, you should at least back it up with some sort of statement about how you might know it.

If you aren’t an employee of the Fan or something, how exactly could you know this? If you have such amazing insider information perhaps you might let TSM know so he can write an article, or make a blog of your own?

Its really difficult to believe honestly, as it seems 100% against everything Bob has done in the past and everything he has ever said about Krystal. He has been 100% negative about him, especially when he is on PTS….

If *I* brought in what I considered my hot young up-and-comer protege, I sure as heck wouldn’t make him out to be a joke, or let everyone else on PTS and at the FAN echo these sentiments.

(Any time AK is brought up during a round table-> cue derision and almost pity as they laugh about him.)

Anyway, the main thing here is you seem to be very, very convinced that this is the case. Like you have some sort of rock-solid evidence…But if you did, why wouldn’t you share that with us (to cement your claim)? And why haven’t you mentioned this incredible fact before?

p.s. The Bobcat might have a ton of sway, but if he is so disinterested and uninvolved then it doesn’t make sense that he would go out of his way to find a new morning show guy. You are telling me he (renowned for his lack of well, work/effort/etc) took his own personal time to go on a manhunt for a new personality, found AK, and became enthralled by him just as the Fan happened to be making changes (and got a new Program Director), he used all his sway to bring in this person.

THEN his only support for the person on air is segments in which he derides, laughs at, and mocks this person. If anyone didn’t think he was a moron, they would after he was on with Bob. He continues to be utterly negative towards this person on the air and essentially states that he would never hire him/etc. Makes sense, right?

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