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Started whey then stopped with Regional sports offices on Sportsnet and they went National.

It's been downhill ever since.

CRTC only issues licences, it does not regulate how you run your business, unless say you had a regional TV outlet, and wanted to expand outside your province or territory.

Not sure how it regulates "Canadian" content. Unless your CRTC licence is dependant on how many hours of regional content you are supposed to provide. 

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5 minutes ago, EP Phone Home said:

And people in the east wonder why Vancouver hates the Toronto market. They actually don’t think this but wonder why we don’t love the Leafs and Jays. This move is absurd and obscene. Two gut punches in a year for Vancouver sports radio.  

If they can replace Much Music with reality TV crap instead of music videos. Then no one is safe. 

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So......in the end all we are going to see/hear are a bunch of low on the totem pole Toronto hacks discussing the mupple loafs both on TV and Radio.

 

You would think BC is a big enough market to have local broadcasters on TV and Radio.    In the good ol days, when only a portion of Canucks games were broadcast, we had local shows like Sports Page...and there were local guys providing content for the national stations.

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A company needs to be extremely careful when doing lay offs. Yes, you are lowering your costs, but if you mess up you are also lowering your income.

No local talent, maybe the locals don't listen. In which case nobody advertises with you.

Now you have no income and no local talent. lose/lose.

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So that was why Jim Rome was on, a bit further the call letters were CBS sports radio? I'm very disappointed in this happening with every whim that the Eastern networks cut our local programming. There's a reason why we hate the Toronto media crowd, this is the icing on the cake. I hope the Canucks cut all ties with this nonsense and give the rights to one of Jim Pattison's media outlets.

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21 minutes ago, gurn said:

A company needs to be extremely careful when doing lay offs. Yes, you are lowering your costs, but if you mess up you are also lowering your income.

No local talent, maybe the locals don't listen. In which case nobody advertises with you.

Now you have no income and no local talent. lose/lose.

I 100% will not listen unless it's local talent. 

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this isn't as bad as social media is putting out there honestly. 

only the 9-12 (Rintoul and Surman) is cancelled and being replaced by Marek/Friedman (they tend to do national rather than just Toronto base).

We don't like to see it but good people lose jobs all the time.

Either Rintoul and Surman has the least amount of listeners on SN650 or they cost the most. This is real world business...

 

 

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2 hours ago, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Very disappointed, Rintoul and Surman + Jamie Dodd were doing such a great job.

 

If anything this is making a very easy decision for the Canucks to choose CKNW when their broadcasting deal expires this summer with Sportsnet.

The radio contract ends this summer? Good. Make it local

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14 minutes ago, Where's Wellwood said:

The radio contract ends this summer? Good. Make it local

Yup!

 

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/cknw-serious-look-canucks-radio-rights

 

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The local sports radio landscape could look different in the next few months and years, as things continue to evolve behind the scenes.

 

The latest potential change could see CKNW becoming a major player in the sports broadcasting game once again. Sources within Corus Entertainment, the group that owns CKNW, have confirmed to Daily Hive that the company is interested in making bid on the Vancouver Canucks radio rights next year.

 

“We want to take a serious look at the rights to bring the Vancouver Canucks radio back to the station where it all began,” a Corus source, who wished to remain anonymous, told Daily Hive.

 

CKNW aired every Canucks game on radio from their inaugural season in 1970 to 2006, before losing the rights to Team 1040. Rogers-owned Sportsnet 650 has held the Canucks radio rights since 2017, but that deal is set to expire at the end of the 2021-22 season.

 

Corus Entertainment secured the radio broadcasts rights for the Winnipeg Jets last October. That precedent is an indicator of Corus’ level of interest in being back in the sports game.

 

In Vancouver, Corus already has the radio broadcast rights for both the Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions. Both of those entities are broadcast on CKNW’s sister station, AM 730, which currently broadcasts an all-day traffic format.

Those moves have created speculation that AM 730 is ripe for a format switch to all-sports radio. A source inside Corus confirmed to Daily Hive that it is “something of interest.”

 

“The key factors are what it will cost and how much revenue it might be able to generate in comparison to what is currently being broadcast. As with everything, we will do an analysis and make a decision based on those factors,” the source said.

 

“We brought back the Jets to CJOB in Winnipeg, so that gave us an indication of what is needed for the Canucks on CKNW 980, but a sports radio station is another thing altogether. We will have to do our due diligence, but yes, it’s something of interest.”

Of note, I’m told a sports radio station will only happen if CKNW secures the Canucks rights. If those are retained by Sportsnet, it’s a non-starter.

 

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