Twas The Night Before Christmas

Well, we wanted competition in the marketplace, and now we finally have it. As I drove to and from meetings tonight I flipped between the current sports offerings. Prime Time Sports had Mccown and Cox debating the viability and probability of another NHL franchise in Toronto. It’s segments like this one that keep me coming back to Mccown time and time again. Up the dial, Jim Ralph, who it sounds may be the voice of the Watters show until the Fall, was asking callers to submit their emotional sports moments. It’s hard to believe how far that show has fallen in recent time. That, by the way isn’t an attack on Ralph. As Burke said today in his presser, if a guy doesn’t perform in a certain role, it’s the GM’s job, not the performer.

So, tomorrow couldn’t come soon enough for those of us who happen to spend a lot of time in a car or just plain like listening to radio. Personally, I am looking forward to a little bit of stability in a vertical that has gotten a ton of my attention over the last couple of months. Like an offseason, it will be nice to finally get to talk about shows as opposed to just possibilities and rumours.

What will tomorrow bring?

From the early suggestions, it sounds like there will be a lot of Argos talk on TSN radio. I don’t have definite guests for their morning show, but the Fan isn’t taking chances. Brady and Lang will be interviewing Brian Burke, David Beckham and Ryan Kessler.

The Fan has also been teasing the appearance of Lebron James, Wayne Gretzky and Charlie Sheen. I believe Gretzky will be on with the lunch crew. Not sure about Sheen or Lebron, but either could be great fun if on with Krystal.

At TSN, Bryan Hayes has a really good lineup, James Reimer will be in studio, Mike Babcock and PJ Carlesimo also join him.

Cybulski and Co. which I believe will be with Dave Feschuk will have Chris Bosh, Luke Schenn, Mark Cohon, Rob Murphy, James Duthie, David Beckham, Bob Mckenzie and Darren Dreger.

By the way, TSN did finally confirm Hogan and Tatti today.

Not that I have to ask, but I am sure lots of you will be listening in tomorrow, please post all your opinions and comments. I will launch a new post in the AM for people to do so. Anyone who is up at 5:30 and listening in, would love to hear first impressions!

TSN RADIO 1050 WEEKDAY SCHEDULE

5:30 a.m. ET – 10 a.m. ET

The Mike Richards Show

10 a.m. ET – 12 noon ET

The Bryan Hayes Show

12 noon ET – 1 p.m. ET

That’s Hockey 2day

1 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET

The Dan Patrick Show

4 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET

Cybulski & Company

7 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET

TSN 1050 Game Night

11 p.m. ET – 5:30 a.m. ET

All Night with Jason Smith

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