- CTV Inc., TSN and CHUM Radio partner on launch of new all-sports radio
key Greater Toronto area market -
- Featuring Canada's most popular sports broadcasters and experts -
- Mike Richards to host TSN RADIO 1050's flagship morning show, THE MIKE
RICHARDS SHOW -
- TSN RADIO 1050 is the exclusive radio broadcaster for the Toronto
EURO 2012 and 2016, and golf's BRITISH OPEN and U.S. OPEN -
TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Setting the benchmark for sports broadcasting
in Canada since 1984, TSN, along with CTV Inc. and CHUM Radio,
announced today that TSN Radio 1050 will launch on Wednesday, April 13. Debuting just as the NHL and NBA Playoffs heat up, the
highly-anticipated all-sports radio station will be available to sports
fans in the Greater Toronto area on AM 1050 and nationally online at TSN.ca and on TSN MOBILE.
The next evolution of the TSN brand, TSN RADIO 1050 will feature best-in-class analysis from TSN's sports experts and
insiders and coverage of live sporting events such as Toronto Argonauts
games during the 2011 CFL season. Headlining TSN RADIO 1050's weekday programming lineup is the station's marquee morning show, THE MIKE RICHARDS SHOW, with host Mike Richards.
** Media Note ** Download photos of Mike Richards and the TSN RADIO 1050
logo at www.ctvmedia.ca/TSN.
TSN RADIO 1050 will broadcast from CTV's historic Queen Street headquarters and TSN's
studios in Toronto.
"TSN's mandate has always been to be Canada's Sports Leader and TSN RADIO 1050 gives the network yet another platform to deliver industry-leading
sports coverage to Canadians across the country," said Phil King,
President of Sports and Executive Vice-President of Programming, CTV.
"The powerful combination of TSN's all-star broadcast team and CHUM
Radio - one of the most successful radio organizations in Canada -
enables TSN RADIO 1050 to make an immediate impact on the sports radio landscape."
TSN RADIO 1050 is a joint effort between TSN and CHUM Radio. TSN RADIO 1050 will work closely with CHUM Radio's portfolio of market-leading
all-sports radio stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal and Ottawa.
"With the strength of the TSN brand and an incredible stable of on air
talent, TSN RADIO 1050 will definitely set a new benchmark for sports radio in Canada," said
Chris Gordon, President, CHUM Radio. "We are looking forward to making
our mark in the GTA right away and having a premier talent like Mike
Richards in the all-important morning drive time slot is the perfect
way to do it."
TSN and CHUM Radio will announce additional details on the launch of TSN RADIO 1050 in the coming weeks.
Headlining TSN RADIO 1050's live events lineup are the Toronto Argonauts, as the station has
secured the exclusive radio broadcast rights for the team's pre-season,
regular season and playoff games through the Eastern Final during the
2011 CFL season. TSN RADIO 1050 will also have a pre- and post-game show for every Argos game, plus a
weekly show on Toronto's CFL team. TSN is the exclusive
English-language television broadcaster for the CFL in Canada.
Toronto Argonauts President and CEO Bob Nicholson remarked, "We are
excited to embark on this journey on TSN RADIO 1050, allowing our fans access to all of our games on radio. We have a long
history with the leadership at TSN so we know the quality of work they
produce and the excellent standard with which they cover our team.
Their radio arm will take this relationship to a new level and we
couldn't be more excited."
Along with live Argos broadcasts, TSN RADIO 1050 is also the official radio broadcaster for two of golf's major
championships - THE BRITISH OPEN and the U.S. OPEN - and EURO 2012 and
TSN RADIO 1050 will feature the best in sports talk radio utilizing TSN all-star
roster of sports broadcasters, experts, analysts and insiders,
including Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger, Pierre McGuire, Dave Hodge, Ray Ferraro,
Dave Naylor, Glen Suitor, Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan, Jack Armstrong,
James Duthie, Michael Landsberg and Dave Randorf.
In addition, veteran radio broadcaster Mike Richards joins TSN RADIO 1050 as the host of the station's marquee morning drive program, THE MIKE RICHARDS SHOW. The outspoken and always entertaining Richards was previously the
host of the highest-rated sports morning show in Canada, Mike Richards in the Morning. Richards returns to the biggest radio market in Canada after his
highly successful stint in Calgary, where his show was the
fastest-growing male-targeted radio program in the province.
ESPN's Dan Shulman will also make exclusive contributions TSN RADIO 1050. It was announced earlier this week that Shulman will work exclusively
in Canada for TSN, providing analysis and reports across TSN's
platforms and programs.
Along with Mike Richards hosting TSN RADIO 1050's highly-anticipated morning show, the station's weekday lineup marks
the return of the JIM ROME SHOW to the Greater Toronto area with
outspoken host Jim Rome, along with the Toronto debut of the DAN
PATRICK SHOW with SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL's Dan Patrick.
TSN RADIO 1050 will also have exclusive access to all programming from the ESPN Radio
About CHUM Radio
CHUM Radio is a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multimedia
company with ownership of CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and The
Globe and Mail, Canada's #1 national newspaper. CHUM Radio is one of
Canada's most successful radio networks operating 35 radio stations in
16 markets throughout Canada including CHUM FM, Canada's # 1 FM
TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada's most-watched specialty
network. Delivering more sports coverage in High Definition than any
other network in Canada, TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule
features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL,
NBA, MLB, Season of Champions Curling, Golf's Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint
Cup, Grand Slam Tennis and Championship Boxing events. TSN properties
include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN.ca. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN is a division
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