Changes at Sportsnet fan 590

The times they keep on changing in the local sports media world. Just when you thought the game of musical chairs may Slow down or stop, a domino falls and more moves result.

Here’s what I’m hearing today.

Remember Howard Berger? Well, he got fired. He was replaced by Dan Dunleavy, who also did morning show updates.

As I told you earlier, Dan will sign a deal soon with MLSE to be the new radio voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs on some 52+ games a season on 640 toronto plus TFC soccer games on radio.

I’m told that David Alter has been picked to replace Dunleavy as Maple Leafs beat reporter. That will apparently happen after Dunleavy’s deal gets papered.

The morning updates role has been filled. Toronto, please welcome Mike Farwell who’s been on air down the road in Kitchener and 570 news. Farwell will be joining Brady and Lang in the mornings, doing updates and providing another voice to the morning drive show.

Mike’s bio from the 570 website :

“Mike worked at radio stations in Brantford, Salmon Arm, BC, Thunder Bay and Toronto before returning home to Waterloo Region and 570 News. A self-professed news junkie, Mike loves bringing you stories about the people and places in your community. You’ll hear his reports on 570 News and he’ll also fill in from time to time as a talk show host.”

1-4? No news yet. I firmly believe that Tim and Sid are the choice. However 1-4 isn’t where advertisers want to be and money is the deciding factor.

Point of clarity. Dunleavy’s contract will be with MLSE. So, it’s safe to assume that he will be “mobile” wherever Leafs radio rights go to next

More later!


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