Fan Bids Adieu To The Deacon; Petrillo On The Move

Another busy day here in Toronto.

Here’s what I am hearing tonight:

Doug the Deacon Farraway was relieved of his duties from Rogers Sportsnet The Fan 590 today. Farraway lists on his Twitter account that he has been in the business for 36 years and was currently the Sports Director for 590, a position he has held for 9 years or so.

I haven’t been able to find a full bio on Doug. My memories of him on the fan are of the guy who took the morning shift on NHL trade deadline day or NHL free agency day. You know manning the desk for hours at a time when literally nothing would happen.

I know many of you may not have been huge fans, to me he was what he was. He filled in regularly, he took calls all the time. I was surprised to hear him doing updates on the morning show lately, but that’s what the fill in guy does right?

I say this too often. It’s never fun when anyone loses their job. I wish Doug and his family all the best and hope he lands where he wants, doing something he enjoys.

I’ll say this, Don Kollins hasn’t left too many stones unturned has he?

I am also told at this hour that Andi Petrillo has bolted LeafsTv for a role with the CBC and Hockey Night in Canada.

What exactly Petrillo will be doing is not yet known, but it look for her on the CBC this hockey season. Congrats Andi.


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