Another stupid move by CKNW, not re-signing Dan Russell.
Like or hate Russel (I am in the middle because his pessimism towards the Canucks was often too high but he did give them credit where it was due and 85% of his criticisms were fair and right which is a breath of fresh air considering how many people just wave the pom poms in the media) he had a show that was the longest running sports talk show in Canada in "Sportstalk".
I am not an old timer but a lot of people such as my family members always associate sports talk shows with Dan Russel because they have seen Russel host a show for over a quarter century now. He has been the one constant in BC sports media and if this is the end for him (I hope it isnt) then that sucks. I really think the guy is educated on sports and he is by far the best sports radio show host in BC. Id take Russel over the Blake Prices and Barry Mcdonalds/ Don Taylors of the world any day.
Its a sad day for sports radio and goes to show the lack of competence that CKNW has.
Edited by canuckbeliever, 15 March 2013 - 01:01 AM.