Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by Rob Gregg

Here’s your drive home lineups

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

400 – Chris Mullin, Hall of Fame NBA guard/forward
420 – Ty Votaw, PGA Tour Executive VP of Communications & International Affairs
500 – Roundtable until 7pm. Joining McCown are John Shannon, Michael Grange, and Elliotte Friedman

On TSN Radio 1050 from 4-7pm (live from the Rogers Centre), Cybulski & Co., with James Cybulski. Bob Mackowycz co-hosts:

4:15 – Milt Stegall
4:30 – Jonah Keri
4:45 – Mayor Rob Ford
5:00 – Bob McKenzie
5:15 – Chris Rudge, Argos President
5:30 – Herm Edwards

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

Mitch Williams, MLB Analyst
Eric Dickerson, NFL Hall of Famer
Rich Pope, Wendy’s Kick for a Million contestant

Today on Sportsline:

Will hockey fans in Southern Ontario support the American Hockey League during and after the NHL lockout? Are the Blue Jays on the verge of trading Manager John Farrell to the Boston Red Sox? Is the future of the NY Yankees in peril and does it include Alex Rodriguez? Join Hebsy & Bubbs on the only ‘NO NHL LOCKOUT’ sports show on CHCH, at 5.

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Brian Gerstein
October 19, 2012 5:38 pm

Elliotte Friedman talking to Bob about The Score, and what made it so special. He highlighted what for me was by far their biggest advantage over their MSM competitors, and that is catering their programming to the gamblers, who often go hand in hand with sports. Friedman made a plea to Rogers that the smartest thing they will do is not to rebrand the station and eliminate or reduce that element of it, but to give it an even bigger platform. Time will tell, but IMO Friedman is dead on with his assessment, and to do otherwise will just dummy the station down to everybody else.

(Another) Andrew
(Another) Andrew
October 19, 2012 6:46 pm
Reply to  Brian Gerstein

Good post. Unfortunately most large corporations go in the direction of more homogenization. Maybe we’ll see a Sportsnet Score Connected channel.

Another Steve
Another Steve
October 19, 2012 8:56 pm
Reply to  Brian Gerstein

I can only speak for myself, but I usually feel the need to take a shower after hearing the gamblers talk. I don’t consider talking about gambling to be lofty by any stretch of the imagination.

(Another) Andrew
(Another) Andrew
October 20, 2012 12:14 am

I can only speak for myself, but I usually feel the need to take a shower after hearing the gamblers talk. I don’t consider talking about gambling to be lofty by any stretch of the imagination.

Your kind of puritanism is deeply rooted in North American society. I grew up in a country (UK) where adults were permitted to spend their own money whatever way they chose to. Bookies, where you can bet and get a cup of tea and sit with the lads from the neighbourhood are very common there. North Americans are so morally pure..and boring.

October 20, 2012 1:24 pm
Reply to  Brian Gerstein

I have no idea what Rogers sees in buying The Score, other
than maybe its channel position providing more availability and more potential
viewers than Sportsnet One has in its existing agreements with most cable and
satellite providers. Presumably Rogers wants Sportsnet One to be more comparable
to TSN as a national channel. Perhaps some time after The Score purchase is
approved, Rogers could seek to amend The Score’s licence conditions and re-name
it, basically swapping channel positions and distribution agreements with
Sportsnet One. The restrictions left over from the original concept of a
Headline Sports type of channel that spawned The Score, are today a pointless
anachronism, with the internet, smartphones, and all the TV news channels
providing information on tickers.

Gambling talk does not interest me,
nor do I find it repulsive, other than a little bewilderment at those who are so
delusionally willing to voluntarily fork over their cash. But I also don’t
understand the pretense of trying to stop them. There is an incredible naivety
among Canadians in not understanding how keeping our outdated and rarely
enforced Victorian Era vice business laws does nothing except invite a corrupt
system. Much of Australia has long ago liberalized their laws, often after
finding their cops and other authorities were involved in underground
operations. Look up the Fitzgerald Inquiry in Queensland.

October 24, 2012 11:37 am

Friday’s roundtable was a great contrast in generations. Bob’s antiquated views being challenged by Friedman and Grange was interesting, until Bob basically cut everyone off to redirect the subject before having to, you know, defend his irrational point of view.
Unfortunately, that seems to have become a recurring theme for PTS in the past few months.

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