Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by Rob G

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 – Damien Cox, Toronto Star and Sportsnet
420 – Brian Cooper, sports business analyst
440 – Open segment with McCown
500 – Open segment with McCown & Brunt
520 – Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet
540 – Tom Wright, Director of Operations, UFC Canada
600 – Jonah Keri,
620 – Bob Libal, Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership
640 – Ken Read, former Director of Winter Sports for Own the Podium

On TSN Radio 1050 from 4-7pm, TSN Drive with Dave Naylor. Kate Bierness co-hosts:

4:30 – Steve Simmons
5:00 – Bob McKenzie
5:30 – Brendan Shanahan
5:40 – Dan Shulman
6:00 – Bill Pangos, York U Coach and Father of Kevin (Gonzaga)]
6:15 – Darren Dreger

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


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March 5, 2013 6:39 pm

A segment of privatization of US Prisons is not something i expected to hear on Prime Time tonight.

(Another) Andrew
(Another) Andrew
March 5, 2013 7:15 pm

I just put it on – the first time I’ve listened to PTS in a while – and only heard the end of it. Bob did not know there were private prisons in the USA! Well, at least he admitted to it. It’s been a pet peeve of mine how often blowhard sports talk hosts babble on with great confidence about topics beyond the world of sport that they obviously know little about. Actually, it’s also annoying when they talk about sports they don’t follow with such an air of confidence.

Lance D.
Lance D.
March 5, 2013 8:49 pm

Here’s my first criticism of Dave Naylor.

Listened to the interview today he did with Brendan Shanahan. I like Shanahan but he has so very clearly fallen in line with the NHL’s soft on discipline stance and Naylor was far too soft on him. Shanahan made a point of how complicated the process was and felt that giving Pat Kaleta 5 games was a significant suspension as the shove from behind on Brad Richards was not overly violent and that Kaleta probably didn’t think it was dangerous.

Are you kidding me???!!! Richards could have wound up with a broken neck or even killed! The soft shoves and checks from behind so close to the boards are among the most dangerous and 5 games for a repeat offender is positively ridiculous!!! Is it going to take a death before the NHL gets serious about removing these dangerous actions from the game?

As far as the discipline process being complicated, perhaps it’s because Shanahan and the NHL insist on making it complicated. This is not complicated to me. Do something stupid or dangerous and you will be severely punished. Simple as that.

I was disappointed that Naylor did not challenge Shanahan’s assertions at all. There is no way I would have accepted the nonsense that Shanahan was offering. I want the Shanahan when he first started his job and dished out some pretty decent suspensions in short order before I presume the NHL reeled him in. As far as I’m concerned the NHL will continue to be a joke until they take player safety seriously.

I’ve liked the Naylor show plenty so far but I’d like him to challenge guests like Shanahan when the opportunities present themselves.


Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
March 5, 2013 9:42 pm

Kate Beirness was Naylor’s co-host today. It was nice to hear someone who actually watches and knows something about college basketball on the air. We’re close to March Madness when every host, without watching a game all year, will suddenly turn into an expert and moan about busted brackets. But only Beirness will actually know what the hell their talking about. I look forward to her coverage of March Madness on radio and on TV where she mentioned today she will co-host coverage with Dan Shulman.

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