Toronto Sports Media Morning Drive Lineups


Here’s your drive lineup for your listening enjoyment this am:

On 590 with Greg Brady and Jim Lang:

640 Colin Murray
720 Eric Francis
740 Pete DeBoer
800 Marty McSorley in studio
840 Paul Jones

On TSN radio with Mike Richards

7:00 – Sean McIndoe

7:15 – Jonas Seigel

7:30 – Pierre McGuire

7:45 – Bob Cole Chicks I Like

8:00 – Blue Breakfast w/Darren Dreger and Steve Simmons

8:15 – Bob Weeks

8:30 – Matt Loughlin – Devils Radio Voice

8:45 – Kevin Gibson


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March 23, 2012 8:27 am

From NCAA to Women’s Curling in a flash, with STILL TIME TO GO IN BASKETBALL GAME!!
2nd rate move by “Canada’s Sports Leader”.

Another Steve
Another Steve
March 23, 2012 9:52 am

Wasn’t the same game on CBS?

Mike S
Mike S
March 23, 2012 1:46 pm

Yes the game was on CBS but that shouldn’t matter………… of the cardinal rules of sports television is that you do not broadcast a game if you can’t stay until the conclusion of it……………it’s not like the basketball game went to 5 overtimes or something

Another Steve
Another Steve
March 23, 2012 2:00 pm

I disagree.

One of the cardinal rules of NCAA basketball, I thought, was to watch it on CBS.

March 23, 2012 2:48 pm

It will be interesting what TSN decides to do if Canada isn’t part of the game in tonights 9 pm curling matchup.

The decision has to based all upon ratings. Where NCAA gets 60 thousand viewers, Curling gets 700 thousand.

TSN should be more proactive with their coverage on TSN2, so where the game could’ve been thrown to TSN2, and allow the studio to cover both games bouncing between the game that is closest or heading down to the final buzzer. The other suggestion would’ve been to throw it online, but the point was made that this could be a rights issue. By the way, yes, the entire game could’ve been seen on CBS, but TSN should’ve figured out a work around for this tournament.

But this seems to be a re-occuring issue lately with TSN programming, for instance a few weeks ago, they re aired a repeat of NHL All Star media day, and delayed showing the Raptors start for NLL, Toronto Rock. Once again, solely based on ratings. Viewers have to remember, that these companies, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, etc. are all based upon viewership, not necessarily whats the best viewer experience.

I have to assume that TSN management has to be looking at either acquiring the Score (although the price tag is far too high) or starting up or switching ESPN Classic over to a TSN3 in the near future to show everything that Bell Media has acquired in terms of rights. Hell if Bell can fork over more than 3 billion for Astral, whats 200 million for the Score media group.

Lord knows the Score is far better at social media, blogs, its website and apps than its larger competitors at TSN or Rogers Sportsnet.

March 23, 2012 4:07 pm

Ask people in the US how NBC bumped a Stanley Cup playoff game for the Preakness PRE GAME SHOW.

A contract is a contract, we were told

March 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Agree Another Steve, reality is we all know the games are on both CBS and TSN. I happened to have the TV set on CBS anyhow, but if I hadnt I just pick up my remote and switch it. As I understand it, TSN Curling ratings are much higher than NCAA, and as Alex points out the contracts probably stipulate they switch.

Ami Angelwings
March 25, 2012 2:51 am

I actually think it’s kinda nifty that curling has higher ratings than the NCAA. Cuz the whole narrative in Canada is always complaining about how Americanized we are and stuff, I assumed there were more NCAA viewers than curling ones. It’s cool to me that curling is doing well (even though given the choice I’d watch basketball… curling frightens me with my inability to understand it xD )

March 25, 2012 12:13 pm

When i got the cbc on our cable in bowling green, i loved falling asleep on sunday afternoons watching curling.

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