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A Great Read- Radio Wars….

Love him or not (Mike S) Brady’s blog this am is a must read. If you are a fan of the sports media business, and if you are hear you must be to a certain extent then you will really enjoy Brady’s blog this am. The post is about the closing of his former station and he offers up insight and opinions you don’t usually see stuff like this written. Here is my favorite part:

“But I was at WDFN in Detroit for nine years. I arrived when I was 27, left when I was 36, and now that I’m 37, the station doesn’t exist anymore. Yesterday (Tuesday, January 20th), the powers that be blew it up. All local programming is gone except the odd sports update, and Detroit Pistons basketball until the end of the NBA season. The station went on the air in 1994, when there was still lots of doubt as to whether the format itself could succeed and make a dent in what was then the sixth biggest radio market in the United States. When I arrived in 1998, it was the ninth biggest. In fact, the Fan 590 in Toronto, whom we try daily to match in terms of their accomplishments, their efforts, on the air and behind the scenes when we do Leafs Lunch and the Bill Watters Show were really just finding their legs in the early and mid-90s, and now they’re the guys to catch. They’re a powerhouse, and as I’ve written before, plain and simple, Bob McCown is the biggest reason why. He’s been the best in the business as what he does, and the fact that some folks have considered coming over and listening to us once in a while instead of his show, is flattering and encouraging. We spend a lot of time at AM640 thinking of how to match PrimeTime Sports and where we can poke holes in what is a monster. Everything that show and that station has right now it’s earned, because you know there were a lot of people in Toronto who said they couldn’t succeed for as long as they have and they did.”

There is more and well worth your time….check it out here


Toronto Sports Radio Tonight

No word from the folks at the fan tonight

On 640, besides all the rock talk:

Lee Stempniak 510
Rob Higgins 540
Scott Morrison 610

Toronto Sports Radio Tonight

The Fan has the Raptors game- not sure if McCown is on, if so, should be he and Brunt with a roundtable..

On 640:

440 Ron Francis
510 Joe Nieuwendyk
540 Bob “The Bear Cowan”
610 Dreger/Morrison
630 Jonas Siegel
640 Dr. Paul Echlin, Chair of the 2009 Hockey Concussion Summit in London, Ontario

Toronto Sports Radio Tongiht

On the Fan:

McCown and Kelley sit down with :
Darren Rovell of CNBC at 5:25
Phoenix Suns Steve Nash at 6:05

On 640:
chris dipiero, oshawa generals gm 420
dave branch, ohl commish 440
christine simpson, nhl network 510
dean lombardi, la kings gm 540
darren dreger, leafs lunch host/tsn 610

McCown on Concussions….Great Radio

It may not have been riveting, tabloidesque or even exciting. However McCown’s segment tonight with the concussion doctor’s was really good. They answered a ton of questions about how they happen, how to prevent them and how to treat them. One of the doctors, Dr. Charles “Husky” Tator is a renowned expert on the subject and he Dr. Paul Echlin did a phenomenal job breaking down this troubling condition that seems to afflict more and more hockey players each and every season. There is a big summit coming up in London Ontario this week. If you are a hockey fan I highly suggest listening to the clip.

You can do so here

Toronto Sports Radio Tonight

On 640 :

440 Brian Duff, NHL Network

510 Nazem Kadri, London Knights, playing in CHL Top Prospects Game in Oshawa

540 Cito Gaston (apparently the only afternoon-drive show he’ll come on..strange)

610 Brian Kilrea, Ottawa 67s coach

620 Jonas Siegel, Leafs reporter

630 Scott Morrison, HNIC

On Fan590:
Nick Kypreos at 5:25
Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal on the NHLPA at 5:45

Radio Tonight- Wilson In Studio!

440 Jesse Palmer, NFL Analyst..

5-6 Ron Wilson in-studio…taking calls between 540-6pm….

610-630 Dreger & Morrison

640 Bob “The Bear” Cowan, NFL Prognosticator

On Fan590

McCown taking calls from 4-5
Jarrett Bell of USA Today on the NFL at 5:25 and Bob Elliott of the Sun on baseball at 5:45.
Not Sure who is on the round table yet