Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by Rob Gregg

The image says it all. The late Tom Cheek will finally receive his due, as he is the 2013 Ford C. Frick award winner. He will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown next July. Here’s your drive home lineups:

On Sportsnet 590 The FAN from 4-7pm, Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown. Stephen Brunt co-hosts from 5pm:

400 – Phones for the full hour
500 – Open segment with McCown & Brunt
520 – John Shannon, Sportsnet
540 – Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star
600 – Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun
620 – Ernie Whitt, Team Canada World Baseball Classic Manager
640 – Alex Anthopoulos, Blue Jays GM

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

Damon Allen, former Argos QB
Bob McKenzie

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

James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell
Marv Levy, Legendary Bills Coach
The Tenors

Today on Sportsline:

Finally former Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek is called to the Hall of Fame by winning the Ford C. Frick award. What is wrong with the LA Lakers as they drop to 8-10 after a loss to the Rockets. Who is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl and are Toronto sports fans satisfied with the Argos Grey Cup win or is it not seen as major league? Join Hebsy & Bubbs for ‘NO NHL LOCKOUT’ talk, today at 5 on CHCH.

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Darren Johnston
December 5, 2012 5:50 pm

Did anyone hear the 1st hour of PTS today? A called told Bob how much he apriciated his interview a while ago with Doyle Brunson, Bob had ZERO recolection of the interview, unreal.

December 5, 2012 6:03 pm

to be fair, the caller did say the interview happened in the last year, and it turned out the interview was 3 years ago.

Chris Doyle
December 5, 2012 7:26 pm
Reply to  daver

With the amount of interviews that he does in the run of a week, it does not surprise me that he does not remember interviewing someone as a one off, let alone one 3 years ago

Itchy Butt
Itchy Butt
December 5, 2012 9:19 pm

I thought Bob was a flippant twat about Tom Cheek’s HOF induction. Didn’t get to hear the interview with Elliott but the way he tossed it off at the start of the show was crap.

On the other hand, Jeff Sammut was amazing. This guy is becoming a real pro. His interview with Jerry was great radio.

December 5, 2012 9:21 pm
Reply to  Chris Doyle

Given Bob’s Vegas connections, I wonder what kind of relationship he had with the old school poker crowd.

December 5, 2012 11:18 pm
Reply to  Itchy Butt

The interview with Elliott was great. Give it a listen.

December 6, 2012 6:07 am

Bob does anywhere from 5-8 interviews every day except Fridays where he might still do 2 in the 4pm hour. That’s at the very least 20 interviews a week, and as many as 34. All told he probably does about 800 a year at the minimum (to be generous I gave him 12 weeks off.) I wouldn’t expect anybody to remember every single interview they do with a workload like that, much less remember an interview from 3 years ago.

Especially since, to him, this is work, so he probably doesn’t want to think about it after he’s done. To us, it’s entertainment, so of course we are more likely to remember these things, but to him it’s just work, and he’s as likely to remember every detail of a specific work day as any of us would about our work days.

December 6, 2012 6:10 am
Reply to  Alex

I actually do remember that interview, and what struck me as interesting is Bob assumed that the “old school” poker crowd wouldn’t know statistics, and would just play by “instinct” and Brunson surprised him by saying that statistics are important and it’s important to know the odds of each hand. I remembered that because it struck me as a little naive of Bob to have fallen for the myth of the “old school” gambler who plays purely by instinct given that he’s such a big poker fan.

December 6, 2012 6:12 am
Reply to  Itchy Butt

What I found interesting about his interview with Elliott is that Bob said that he always respected Cheek for not going after Bob for criticizing the Blue Jays or a Blue Jays player on his show, and that not every Jays broadcaster has that control. I wondered if Bob was taking a shot at Wilner, and might have given us a hint as to why Wilner is banned from PTS when Bob’s on?

Itchy Butt
Itchy Butt
December 6, 2012 7:00 am
Reply to  Ami_Angelwings

See, that’s what makes me nuts about Bob. It’s always about him. You really think Tom Cheek gave a “flying fadoo” about what he said about the Jays?

December 6, 2012 8:46 am

Who the hell is Doyle Brunson? I know I can google him.

Itchy Butt
Itchy Butt
December 6, 2012 9:11 am
Reply to  Roger

Poker player. Or, a good reason to play Rush.
Nothing makes me turn the radio off quicker than a poker player being on.

Itchy Butt
Itchy Butt
December 6, 2012 9:46 am
Reply to  Ami_Angelwings

Good point.
Ken Scott was an engineer that worked with the Beatles. I had the pleasure to communicate with him for a while. All the stupid little details we would throw at him meant nothing to him. He said he was just working, and no one knew at that time that the Beatles would be over analyzed the way they are now. He was just doing his job.

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