TSN 1040 is not any extra.
TSN 1040 is not any extra.
The Vancouver sports activities radio station has ceased broadcasting as dad or mum firm Bell Media plans to vary the format. CKST 1040 am had been a sports activities radio station for nearly 20 years, first broadcasting as The Workforce. It was re-branded as TSN 1040 in 2014.
Right now, on the TSN web site is an announcement concerning the upcoming format change:
“It was a troublesome determination, however the realities of the rapidly evolving broadcast media panorama in Canada have made this modification unavoidable,” states the website.
Not too long ago TSN dad or mum firm Bell has made a series of cuts throughout all its platforms and types, together with cuts on the TSN TV station (they even stated so lengthy to Dan O’Toole). The published trade information web site ‘Broadcast Dialogue’ has an ongoing checklist of current layoffs, together with at the very least three folks in Vancouver. How many individuals can be laid off because of the format change at TSN 1040 has not been introduced.
Hamilton’s TSN station has additionally been minimize and is turning into a BNN Bloomberg station.
There’s been an outpouring on social media for these working at TSN 1040, and a few unkind phrases for Bell.
I didn’t get up this morning pondering I’d be the final visitor within the proud 20 yr historical past of AM 1040 Vancouver sports activities speak radio.
What an absolute intestine punch for this market. And to a category group of media colleagues that I’m proud to name my colleagues and mates.
— Thomas Drance (@ThomasDrance) February 9, 2021
A surprising & shortsighted determination to eradicate @TSN1040, with that kind of foothold & credibility available in the market.
First off, affecting so many gifted colleagues & mates on the prime of their recreation that don’t deserve this.
A horrible day & void for decrease mainland sports activities followers.
— Stu Walters (@StuWaltersTSN) February 9, 2021
I truthfully really feel like I’m at a funeral proper now. Like an enormous a part of the soul of Vancouver sports activities has been taken away. So many lives impacted. 💔
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) February 9, 2021
— Deirdre Rowland (@deirdre_rowland) February 9, 2021
Crushing Information to listen to immediately about TSN 1040…. It was at all times a dream as a journalist to be aside of their workforce. Sports activities Followers in Vancouver misplaced an excellent station and lots of nice folks misplaced their jobs. It is a unhappy day…..
— Anthony Corea (@AnthonyCorea13) February 9, 2021
Ugh, these Bell layoffs, coronary heart goes out to everybody affected immediately, and over the previous week. Unhappy listening to immediately about @mattsekeres at TSN radio in Vancouver. Only a small factor, however he despatched out the loveliest ninetieth birthday want to my dad on-air final spring.
— Lori Ewing (@Ewingsports) February 9, 2021