Toronto Sports Media: The More Things Change….

It’s getting hard to write the one story I have been working on with all these new stories every day.

Here is what I am hearing.

Word has it that the decks are being shuffled again over at the Fan 590, at least from a timing perspective. The Andrew Krystal slot will now run an extra half hour, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (plus any time he spends with McCown). McCown’s Prime Time Sports will now run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Either Blue and White Tonight or the Toronto Blue Jays pre-game show will kick off at at 6:30 p.m.

Speaking of Blue and White Tonight, Gord Stellick has a new gig. Sounds like Stellick will be hosting a new hockey show, The Breakway with Gord Stellick, on Sirus/XM Radio daily from noon-2 p.m. The show will be produced by experienced hockey radio producer Josh Rimer.

Hockey fans will certainly have their options in the lunch hour. TSN Radio, the Fan 590 and now XM. For those with satellite radio there is now a quasi-local sports radio alternative to at least a part of the Krystal show.

The Fan changes are a little odd. Maybe I am wrong, but I don’t remember too many radio shows starting or ending on the half hour. Given the last ratings, I am surprised they are making this change. Are they that worried about TSN Radio that they are making a pre-emptive change? Makes little sense to me. I guess live McCown 30 minutes later is better, but… that also means an extra half hour of the hockey show. Do these two negate each other? I am sure all of you will answer that for me.

Lastly, for now anyway, thanks to Raju Mudhar for the kind words in his story of last night.



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