It’s been a few weeks since we told you that TSN 1050 was finally going to shuffle the lineup to one where perhaps it could compete with the incumbent Fan 590. Not much has been said or written said, however we are told the details are now final and the lineup will be officially unveiled tomorrow( Thursday). The details, you will see are fairly consistent with our initial post, except that Leafs Lunch has a new host, Andi Petrillo! This is awesome news. Andi becomes the first female to host her own show in sports radio in Canada. This is so long overdue and such a great feat. It could not have happened to a better person too.
Here’s the lineup:
5:30 to 9 a.m. : David Naylor & Michael Landsberg (Naylor & Landsberg in the morning)
9:00 to 12 p.m.: Game Day With Matt Cauz
12:00 to 1pm: Leafs Lunch With Andi Petrillo
1:00 to 4pm: Mike Richards
4:00 to 7pm: Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan, and Jeff O’Neill (Overdrive with Hayes, Noodles & The O’dog)
Here are a couple of things I’ve learned:
The morning show will feature regulars including Bruce Arthur, Steve Simmons, Steve Phillips and Jack Armstrong.
Gareth Wheeler will remain in the co-host seat with Cauz.
Leafs Lunch will feature rotating co-hosts in Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger, with regular contributions from Dave Poulin and Craig Button.
Richards already left the morning show for treatments he announced on Thursday, however he is expected to be in the new slot on Monday.
OverDrive will be more than just a hockey show as the guys discuss the issues of the day, which will obviously include hockey.
We’ll have more later, but this is the lineup I am told TSN will announce tomorrow.
For the first time since inception, TSN 1050 has a formidable lineup against The Fan 590. That doesn’t mean they win the ratings game, it does however mean that people have legitimate options in all time slots.
A very good day for sports fans in the GTA.
More post announcement.