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 – Jon Paul Morosi, Fox Sports
420 – Neil Smith, former NY Rangers GM, in studio
440 – Damien Cox, Toronto Star
500 – Open segment
520 – Don Banks,
540 – Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills coach
600 – Brian Williams & Wayne Parrish, in studio, marking the 25th anniversary of the first roundtable

On TSN Radio 1050 from 4-7pm, TSN Drive with Dave Naylor. Jeff O’Neill co-hosts:

4:30 – Jonas Siegel, Leafs beat reporter
4:45 – Scott MacArthur, Blue Jays beat reporter, in studio
4:55 – Jason Botchford, The Vancouver Province
*** Panel on beat reporters and locker room code ***
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN hockey insider
5:15 – Chris Nowinski, CTE Expert, Fmr Wrestler and Harvard Grad
5:30 – Connor MacDavid, OHL junior hockey player
6:00 – Sam Mitchell, former Raptors coach
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN hockey insider
6:30 – Darrel Davis, Author of Fire on Ice

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


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October 10, 2013 5:32 pm

Great contrast.

1050 spends first hour and change on Joe Thornton quote.

590 -not ever heard it discussed, although i skipped Cox segment.

October 10, 2013 7:08 pm

The talk about the Thorton quote on Naylor’s show was not wallowing in the off colour quote but about media-player relations, on the record/off the record, the media’s responsibilities and player paybacks. It was a very good hour of radio, O’Neill was great. He has become a star after seeming so quiet in his first couple of weeks in radio. Too bad Gord Stellick and O’Neill couldn’t be together for a Leaf post game show. Prefer them to Tati and Nattress.

Maybe 590 hosts will talk about Thorton tomorrow, now that Naylor has showed the way.

October 10, 2013 7:21 pm

If TSNR really spent over an hour discussing Thornton’s quote, it’s a pretty good indication of why the station is such an abysmal failure so far. Really, what’s to discuss? That kind of thing, and far, FAR worse is said in hockey locker rooms every single day.

October 10, 2013 7:50 pm

Didn’t Peter Ueberroth work for free to organize the 1984 Olympics? Masato Mizuno gave up his job to volunteer to lead the recent Tokyo bid. But we need to pay hundreds of thousands and millions in bonuses to the guys running the Pan Am games.

Don’t worry Bob and Brunt will protect the Pan Am fat cats. The expenses of the Pan Am games are petty compared to the overall cost? Rogers makes billions every year, how much did they save from firing the 6 workers recently?

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
October 10, 2013 10:12 pm

And so ends another day for Rogers and their grateful customers:

RogersHelps ‏@RogersHelps
We apologize to our customers & thank them for their patience. We’ll proactively credit all postpaid wireless customers for 1 day service.

Peaches / James ‏@LePeches
@RogersHelps no one knows wtf post paid means!!!!

Peaches / James ‏@LePeches
@RogersHelps I’m getting a credit from you regardless, don’t are if I qualify or not.

Mike V
Mike V
October 11, 2013 9:09 am

With Abe running the country, the Tokyo Olympics funding won’t be anything close to a model for fiscal prudence.

October 11, 2013 9:14 am

There was an entire hour talking about the unwritten “code” of what reporters should or should not report players said while being interviewed after a game, prompted by one yelling to another “I’d have my cock out, stroking it”?

Yeah, I’d agree that’s a good illustration of why people continue to prefer McCown and his disdain for the hockey pucks and pointless interviews with athletes who have nothing to say to the media sheep who can’t do their own job of coming up with something of their own that’s interesting or entertaining to write or talk about.

October 11, 2013 11:34 am

The Rogers bashing (some deserved) and non-stop TSN love (website, radio, TV) from Kamlesh & Nan Young Lee is fascinating.

I can’t be the only who debates whether they’re up-and-comers in the building there or actually people who are somebody. But the rest of it is pretty easy to figure out.

An hour discussing the Thornton quote? In October? And that’s a good thing?

October 11, 2013 12:20 pm

Agreeed the amount of cheer leading by some on this site ( 2 that already mentioned) is gettting beyond the point of sicking. Some of there point are vaild but the sell job of TSN Radio and tv are to much…I they should bye some time..

October 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Julian – When Matt Cauz was referred to as a ‘comedy genius’ on here a couple months ago, the thought did cross my mind.

October 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Don’t like my posts? Then stop committing them to memory and passing them off as your own.

Mike S
Mike S
October 11, 2013 5:47 pm

Naylor’s show spent more than one hour on the Thornton subject yesterday………………they spent almost the entire three hours on it………….they played the Botchford interview twice and their segments with TSN hockey guests (MacKenzie, Dreger, Jolly Jonas, etc) talked almost exclusively about it………………..a bit of overkill, in my opinion

Having said that, I thought it was interesting to hear Dreger suggest that Botchford wrote it because he was “attention seeking”………….it’s interesting because Botchford does work for TSN so he is essentially a co-worker of Dreger’s

Reel E
Reel E
October 11, 2013 10:27 pm

The Botchford story wasn’t a hockey story at all.It was a journalism story, and a pretty interesting debate as well. I didn’t hear much of what TSNR said about it, but if you dismiss it because you think it was about hockey, you don’t get it. I would guess McCown didn’t talk about it because he didn’t know about it. Normally he’d be on that like a fat kid on a snow cone. Just more proof he’s mailing it in.

Bobby G
Bobby G
October 12, 2013 12:06 am

The mere fact that reporting the Thornton quote was a discussion at all demonstrates what a sorry state “sports journalism” is in. You can be entertained but don’t expect to be treated by the likes of Dreger. You are entitled to know what Thornton said in that situation but the these clowns don’t think you’re in there club and can’t know or they won’t be doing the self-imposed REAL job — protecting millionaire athletes from themselves.

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