Will You Be Getting Off In The City Of Brotherly Love?

Greetings from Philadelphia!

Neither station provided me with lineups for the morning so, can’t help you there…

If your looking for a radio gig in Toronto there are 2 that may be of interest to you. First, Rogers Sportsnet Fan 590 is looking for someone to read the news for their morning show, as Dan Dunleavy moves to Howard Bergers former slot as the Maple Leafs beat reporter. Secondly Hockey night in Canada is looking to fill Jeff Marek’s radio gig as host of HNIC radio.

You can see both posts here.

Had an awesome weekend in NYC. Taking in all that Philly has to offer before heading to Baltimore and Washington DC!

I am hearing things are getting really interesting in the Leafs radio rights discussion and we are inching closer to the proverbial bomb going off inside Rogers Sportsnet.

More later.

I walked by a hotel tonight that had a hotel called Winthorpe & Valentine lounge! How awesome is that?


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July 11, 2011 2:05 am

Philly sounds like like a amazing city..you cant beat NYC for the night life…as for the leafs radio right as you stated earlier the Fan should have the inside track for this if the shares for MLSE go to Rogers…but I am sure Bell/TSN won’t give up without a fight.. just how big will the bomb inside Sportsnet?.. definetly something has to give with the on air personalities… just to bad some good people will loose thier jobs..enjoy rest of your vacation..

July 11, 2011 9:55 am

Just sat down last night and watched both ‘Trading Places’ and ‘Coming to America’, so this photo just made my day this morning…


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Mike in Burlington
July 11, 2011 2:53 pm

As a practical question, do these radio rights really mean much anymore? It’s clear they have some economic value, but as we all get more connected via other means like Slingbox, PVR’s and iphone apps, do the local AM radio rights really have THAT much true long term value, especially when there are 250+ channels out there.

I have apps on my cell phone that let me listen to radio in 200 other cities, plus Sirius. I know there will always be a core of listeners for want the local AM experience, but I don’t see Rogers and Bell making this their multi million dollar fight. Their prestige may make valuable, but with a losing team 6 years out of the playoffs and a changing population, how much value is there???

July 11, 2011 4:41 pm

I’ve read in a few places that Jays games do very well on radio. But that might be a unique case considering baseball works well on that medium. Not sure how Leafs/Raptos/Argos/FC do on radio.

July 11, 2011 5:30 pm

“I am hearing things are getting really interesting in the Leafs radio rights discussion”

@TSM: There is a strong rumour that 640 will be dropping the Bill Watters Show at the end of this week, and that they’ll hold on to him for hockey-related hits on the morning show until his contract runs out.

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