Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by RobG

Here’s your drive home lineups

On Sportsnet 590 The FAN from 4-7pm, Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown:

400 – John Shannon, Sportsnet
420 – Wayne Parrish, CEO, Canada Basketball
440 – Christine Simpson, Sportsnet
500 – Roundtable with John Shannon, Michael Grange, & Sid Seixeiro

On TSN Radio 1050 from 4-7pm, Cybulski & Co., with James Cybulski. Bob Mackowycz co-hosts:


On TSN (5pm) & TSN2 (6:30pm), Off the Record with Michael Landsberg:

Milan Lucic
Theo Fleury

Tonight on Sportsline:


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March 9, 2012 5:42 pm

Great roundtable today on PTS. Michael Grange Sid Seixiero and McCown… yeah Shannon is on it, but hes not really a factor. Grange and Sexiero really holding there own… Be nice if either Jeff Marek or Elliotte Friedman were in Shannon’s spot today. Good discussion…..

March 9, 2012 5:52 pm

I don’t know why McCown has been trying for the past few days to justify that Grabovski signing a new deal was made so the Leafs can trade him this summer. What a stupid moronic theory just like the contract deal itself is. Why would any team want a floater signed for another 5 years at a ridiculous price especially if the new CBA includes a lower salary cap?

March 9, 2012 6:20 pm

Nice to hear Grange back. I think he gives great insight as PTS cohost or roundtable guest.

March 9, 2012 7:21 pm

Grabovski is a player that might hurt a team near the cap but could be a commodity for a team trying to make the floor. He’s young and cost controlled for 5 years. His salary would also match up nicely as a piece in a trade for Nash..

March 9, 2012 7:43 pm

OT but worth noting, TSM, under the ‘You May Also Like’ was something called Bikini OTD… Would be nice to see a throwback one of those once in a while ;-p

Ami Angelwings
March 9, 2012 11:32 pm

Would Burke’s ethics allow him to trade a player he just signed to a long-term contract in good faith?

He is all about treating players fairly so that players know that he is honourable and deals in good faith and will treat you well if you go to the Leafs, if he signs long-term deals with players with the intention of trading them a couple months later, wouldn’t that hurt that whole idea?

I enjoyed this roundtable quite a bit today even though Shannon always sounds like he’s about to cry when he talks about how “that took *voice starts wavering in emotion* SO much pressure off of Jason Spezza”. He said it in exactly the same tone as he did 2 or 3 roundtables ago when he was talking about the exact same thing. xD

But Grange helped SO much, and having topics that Bob is interested in and has opinions on helps too I think. Either way, this was quite fun, and I enjoyed the “what if” Raptors talk. 🙂

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
March 10, 2012 9:04 am

Dowbiggin has a stat lots of people here have asked about:

“Contrary to his long-standing claim of bringing viewers to HNIC, ratings obtained by The Globe in midseason showed that audiences were dropping in the range of 600,000 to 1 million viewers during the first intermission, when Coach’s Corner comes on.”

Ami Angelwings
March 10, 2012 6:14 pm

I am definitely no defender of Don, but statistics don’t mean anything without context (this isn’t meant at you Mike, you didn’t come up with the statement, Bruce Dowbiggin did), what is the audience drop off during the other intermissions, or during 1st intermissions of CBC HNIC games when Don isn’t talking? Presumably viewership drops off during every intermission, so giving one number doesn’t really mean anything if in fact Don Cherry still keeps MORE eyeballs to the screen than the satellite hotstove.

Personally, I think less people watch Cherry than we may assume (this is one of those things where we assume EVERYBODY ELSE is stupider/different/more left/ more right wing than us, etc) and I wouldn’t be surprised if Cherry really is lagging behind other intermissions, but simply that statement by Bruce Dowbiggin means nothing. Also, it’d have to be compared by percentages since other games at other times may have different amounts of viewers. The important part is whether he’s keeping more viewers from dropping out during the 1st intermission than if he was replaced with a hockey playing cat or something (I would watch a hockey playing cat). That’s the original article and Dowbiggin didn’t give any more information :\

Chef Mike in Burlington
March 10, 2012 11:56 pm

I for one stopped watching HNIC for the most part because of Don Cherry. He does have an audience that loves him, but I find him a bellicose cranky vulgar old man a decade past his best buy date and as long as they keep him on air, I will not be watching.

March 11, 2012 9:37 am

I wonder if there is any chance that Don will be gone at the end of this year? One can only hope.
Mind you, I dread TSN taking over HNIC… they take themselves too damn seriously esp Dreger. I like Ferraro and Duthie, but that’s not enough.

Ami Angelwings
March 11, 2012 7:40 pm

If Don retires, do you think they’d still keep Coach’s Corner around? And if so, who would you like to see be the new host?

March 13, 2012 2:53 pm

Cherry whines that Burke tried to get him fired by going behind his back. I guess what Grapes prefers trying to get a guy (R Wilson) fired by being hysterical about the man as a coach and person in front of thousands of sheep on national TV. Real stand-up guy.

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