By TSM Ultimately, a lockdown keeping people at home was more than enough to completely body slam the Toronto sports radio market. Despite the return [...]
Masai, Toronto As An NBA Detterent, NHL TV Ratings, Birdcages & More It's been a crazy couple of weeks in sports media, here's a roundup.
By TSM Greetings and salutations and a hat tip Happy Birthday this week to one Robert McCown. What a crazy, crazy couple of weeks in the sports medi [...]
Has Rogers Quit The CHL? Is The Third Time The Charm For Greg Brady? It appears that Rogers has bought out the remaining term on it's CHL contract and an old face could return (again) in a new role on Rogers radio
By TSM It's been a crazy couple of days and just like old times, yours truly has been on the road a lot..and am going back again tomorrow So here ar [...]
Toronto Sports Media Roundup: Gambling, Leafs Media, Natasha Staniszewski & More Lots going on as NHL and NBA trade deadlines approach, sports gambling
By TSM As the calendar moves into April there certainly is a lot to talk about is there not? Not one specific topic this week, rather some random th [...]
Has Rogers Sportsnet Given Up On Sports Radio? The Toronto Blue Jays become the only team to simulcast games from TV to radio
By TSM Where to start? Today is March 1, the kickoff of the most significant radio rating book season. To confirm, Rogers Sportsnet Fan 590 in the d [...]
Is Dave Cadeau Out At Rogers Sportsnet Fan 590? Changes continue on the Sports side of things at Rogers Sports Media
By TSM UPDATE: Confirmed by Sportsnet. Cadeau has been let go. His twitter handle has also been revised to omit "Director of Programming, Spo [...]
From the ashes a fire shall be woken….Media Style The last few weeks have been amongst the darkest in Canadian Media..Is there a flicker?
By TSM A poet I am not. While not opposed to poetry, I am not a fan either. Not that there's anything wrong with that....Right? However, perhaps it [...]
Complete Carnage At Bell Media Radio: Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton Sports Stations Eliminated The Cuts at Bell keep coming...entire stations gutted
by TSM & Mike Developing... Bell earlier this am flipped the switch at three stations from regular programming to ESPN radio with staff b [...]
The Times They Are A Changing & Blue Jays Beat Writer Rob Longley #inthepressrow Tim & Sid, Jay & Dan both broken up as media landscape across Canada implodes
By TSM Deep and wide. The cuts by Bell Media this week were definitely that. Not just in sports media, but media, in general, contributed bigly to [...]
Blue Jays Signing Sparks The Toronto Debate, Again, The Dome An Environmental Disaster & SiriusXM Host Zig Fracassi #inthepressrow Just when we thought we all agreed that Toronto will continue to have to pay a premium to lure top name free agents the issue was raised, again.
By TSM Not sure if you read Doug Smith's stellar book or heard my interview with him but the issue of Toronto teams, especially the Blue Jays and Rap [...]
Doug Smith In The Pressrow On The Toronto Raptors, The Toronto Problem & Why Access Matters Long time Toronto Raptors Beat Reporter Doug Smith tells stories about his career covering the team, writing a book, and why it's so necessary for reporters to get back to games and in locker rooms.
By TSM Doug Smith has covered the Toronto Raptors from day one. He raised his hand when the Toronto Star was looking for someone to take on the role [...]
Radio Executive Don Kollins #inthepressrow The Ever Changing Role Of Media, Layoffs, Cuts & Dream Lineup Is streaming the death of terrestrial radio as we know it? Are team and player-controlled media hurting the game and where does sports media go from here?
By TSM Long-time media executive Don Kollins joins Jonah Sigel to discuss why all the job losses in media- especially sport media are counter-product [...]
Toronto Sports Media Wrap Up: Year End thoughts; Favorite Isolation Items & Gary Lawless In the Pressrow Last post of what's been an interesting year! A review of some cool lockdown tools & last podcast of the year
By TSM Well, here we are. We've almost made it to the end of 2020 and not a minute too soon. We've all had years before that were not so great ( I kn [...]
NHL Superagent & Former NHLPA Exec Ian Pulver On The Corona Effect on Hockey & Current Negotiations Agent and former NHLPA attorney Ian Pulver on the effect of the Corona on hockey playing kids and what the current issues are that are being discussed between the NHL and the NHLPA
By TSM With the Corona shutting down almost everything around us in some way or another, it's worth noting that time itself doesn't stand still, and [...]
The Inside Scoop On A Potential New Toronto Blue Jays Stadium! Paul Godfrey #inthepressrow Why A New Rogers Center Won't Be Based At It's Current Location, Blue Jays moving to MLSE & the Beauty of The Athletic
By TSM Without question, Paul Godfrey has seen it all in his private and public life in Toronto. He is largely viewed as being the driving force behi [...]
End Of An Era, Mike Wilner Gone From Blue Jays Broadcast Team, New Stadium Talk & More Mike Wilner No Longer Part Of Jays Radio, Word Of A New Stadium & More
By TSM I couldn't believe that Scott Ferguson was not going to be the voice associated with pre-and post-Toronto Blue Jays games when he announced hi [...]
Seattle Kraken & Former Toronto Blue Jays Beat Writer Geoff Baker #inthepressrow Award-winning columnist Geoff Baker talks to Jonah Sigel about the meanness of the Toronto Sports Media and what it will be like covering the NHL Seattle Kraken in a market with only 1 experienced NHL media member (not him).
By TSM Lots to talk about - in addition to Mike's stellar article about covering the Raptors from afar. My take away from the article, given the dec [...]
The Current & Future State of Sports Media, Broadcasting & Live Sports TV With John Shannon #inthepressrow Sports Media Executive, John Shannon joins Jonah Sigel to talk about the gloomy live sports tv rating trends and what the future may hold and why.
By TSM Even prior to the pandemic, the drumbeats from critics were growing louder about the overall decline in tv audience ratings in professional sp [...]
Former NHL Exec & Current Rogers Sportsnet Analyst Brian Burke In The Pressrow With Jonah Sigel NHL Executive turned broadcaster Brian Burke talks with Jonah Sigel about his life and career in hockey, the lessons he's learned and his recently released book with Stephen Brunt, Burke's Law
By TSM Long-time NHL executive, Brian Burke has seen and done it all in a lengthy NHL career. Together with Stephen Brunt, Burke shares his life long [...]
ESPN’s Queen Host Linda Cohn #inthepressrow with Jonah Sigel Hall of Fame broadcaster and award-winning host Linda Cohn talks NHL Hockey, ESPN, Seattle Kraken and Arizona Coyotes.
By TSM In a male-dominated industry, even with women making huge strides there are still women like Michelle Sturino telling their tales, and the fac [...]