Sportsnet Radio

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Sportsnet Radio
TypeRadio network
Country
AvailabilityToronto, Calgary, Vancouver
Slogan(City Name)'s Sports Radio
OwnerRogers Media
Launch date
January 2011[1]
Official website
Sportsnet Radio

Sportsnet Radio is the branding used by three sports talk radio stations in Canada owned by Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications.

Overview[edit]

The Toronto and Calgary stations (which maintain their former The Fan moniker in their names) were re-branded to increase their synergy with the co-owned Sportsnet television channel, amid indications that TSN would be launching a radio network of their own (which TSN indeed did, beginning with the conversion of CHUM in Toronto to TSN Radio 1050).[1][2]

Rogers also operates the Sportsnet Radio Network (previously known as The Fan Radio Network), which is a syndication service distributing, among other programs, Toronto Blue Jays baseball, Prime Time Sports, and the daily short-form feature Grapeline with Don Cherry and Brian Williams.[3][4]

CJCL went through a few different Sportsnet brandings: under Telemedia, it was Sports Radio The Fan 590, then Sportsnet Radio The Fan 590, then Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

On April 25, 2017, after having acquired the radio rights to the Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Media announced its intent to acquire CISL in Vancouver from Newcap Radio and convert it to the third Sportsnet-branded radio station as "Sportsnet 650". CISL is the third radio station part of the Sportsnet Radio Network and the third sports radio station in the Metro Vancouver market.[5]

Stations[edit]

Broadcast area Station Branding Previous format
Calgary, Alberta CFAC Sportsnet 960 The Fan Sports radio as The Fan 960
Toronto, Ontario CJCL Sportsnet 590 The Fan Sports radio as The Fan 590
Vancouver, British Columbia CISL Sportsnet 650 Vancouver Adult standards as CISL 650 Smooth & Easy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dowbiggin. "Change is the operative word in sports radio". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ Krashinsky, Susan. "Rogers builds Sportsnet brand with soccer station". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ Rogers Media (2011-05-12). ""GRAPELINE" WITH DON CHERRY AND BRIAN WILLIAMS RETURNS FOR A 28TH SEASON ON SPORTSNET RADIO THE FAN 590". Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  4. ^ Faguy, Steve. "Elliott Price back in the radio loop with help from CFMB and Sportsnet". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Sportsnet launching all-sports radio station in Vancouver". The Province. Postmedia. Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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