CFRW 1290 Sports Talk Radio Shut Down

Started by Jockitch, February 09, 2021, 04:58:25 PM

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Jockitch

Listened to Toth, Westwood on 1290, a.m. radio this morning. Later was turning to 1290 near 11:20
to continue listening to local sports talk but they had ESPN guys yakking away.
Thought that odd, then an announcement was made round 11:35 that CFRW is going to a new format
starting Friday & the present broadcasting is no more

Their link is vague
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blue_or_die

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This really sucks. It was my go-to for everything Jets and Bombers for the whole 9.5 years they were around. Their branding with TSN coinciding with the return of the Jets gave a big city vibe back then.

Now what will I listen to for daily gabber in the car?  :(

I had a lot of issues with some of the stuff Westwood would say, etc, but it was always a friendly and familiar feeling hearing those guys talk about my teams. Same with Hustler.

This is going to be weird without them. I hope we get a replacement 24/7 sports station!
#Ride?

Jockitch

Apparently Vancouver & Hamilton got the same surprise shut down
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theaardvark

Well, looks like I might have to actually subscribe to Sirius... my wife always laughs at me listening to "talk radio" in the car, I just don't enjoy music while driving.  I like to stay engaged... whether it is comedy, news or sports... I got 3 months free with my new car, just got a 3 month extention for $2, but I can't see spending $12 a month for the limited time I am in the car...
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blue_or_die

Quote from: theaardvark on February 09, 2021, 08:14:39 PM
Well, looks like I might have to actually subscribe to Sirius... my wife always laughs at me listening to "talk radio" in the car, I just don't enjoy music while driving.  I like to stay engaged... whether it is comedy, news or sports... I got 3 months free with my new car, just got a 3 month extention for $2, but I can't see spending $12 a month for the limited time I am in the car...

I bought a new vehicle in 2019 and got the free Sirius for a while. It was neat I guess but I agree I'm just not in the car enough to appreciate it and pay for it.

In today's media there is far less focus on local stuff and having 1290 was a great way to connect on our teams.
#Ride?

drahgon

Yeah, I used to listen to 1290 in the car all the time on the way to/from work. However, with working from home for nearly the last year I haven't listened tuned in nearly as much. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is in a similar situation. Sad day for all those employed by TSN 1290.

blue_gold_84

Quote from: blue_or_die on February 09, 2021, 08:35:54 PM
I bought a new vehicle in 2019 and got the free Sirius for a while. It was neat I guess but I agree I'm just not in the car enough to appreciate it and pay for it.

In today's media there is far less focus on local stuff and having 1290 was a great way to connect on our teams.

The annual subscription after the free trial is about $10 per month. And the content is practically endless.

Losing TSN1290 sucks from a local standpoint, though.
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theaardvark

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 10, 2021, 09:36:06 PM
The annual subscription after the free trial is about $10 per month. And the content is practically endless.

Losing TSN1290 sucks from a local standpoint, though.

$10/mth for each vehicle or receiver... we have one at the cottage, one in each car... should be a lot lower "bulk family rate"... 
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DM83

No sports talk radio sucks.  I wonder if anything is in the works?

Four pro sports teams and no talk radio?