Blue Bombers Forum
August 05, 2021, 07:46:04 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: CFRW 1290 Sports Talk Radio Shut Down  (Read 724 times)
Jockitch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4108



« on: February 09, 2021, 04:58:25 PM »

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
Logged

BOMBERS ARE GREY CUP " CHAMPS "
               
          HUSTLE & MUSCLE
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8588



« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 06:18:17 PM »

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?  Sad

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!
« Last Edit: February 09, 2021, 08:33:59 PM by blue_or_die » Logged

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
Jockitch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4108



« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 06:22:38 PM »

Apparently Vancouver & Hamilton got the same surprise shut down
Logged

BOMBERS ARE GREY CUP " CHAMPS "
               
          HUSTLE & MUSCLE
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29607



« Reply #3 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...
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8588



« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 08:35:54 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.
Logged

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
drahgon
Full Member
***
Posts: 222


« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 08:36:28 PM »

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.
Logged
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29372


GC107 Champions!


« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 09:36:06 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.
Logged

#forthew
#gotthew

No drought about it.
Still can't fix stupid. Can't quarantine it, either.
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29607



« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 09:45:39 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"... 
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
DM83
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 7447


« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 11:27:08 PM »

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

Four pro sports teams and no talk radio?
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!