Vancouver sports fans and media members react to TSN 1040 being pulled off air
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2 years ago
It’s now been over 24 hours, and by now, you’ve heard the news.
Longtime radio station CKST, better known as TEAM1040 and most recently as TSN1040, is no longer an all-sports radio station.
The decision comes roughly a week after massive cuts from parent company Bell Media, and just ten days after Bell Let’s Talk Day.
A recorded announcement played on the airwaves at roughly 9:30 AM, with morning show hosts Mike Halford and Jason Brough’s mics and producer Iain McLetchie’s controls getting overridden just before 9:00 AM.
And for their next trick, Bell decided to play “Good Riddance” by Green Day after the announcement had concluded.
Fans immediately voiced their displeasure on Twitter, and bid farewell to a radio station that has driven the discourse in this city for the past 20 years.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman even weighed in:
The tributes continued to pour in yesterday and continue to pour in today.
Along with current Canucks head coach Travis Green — who personally called numerous hosts at 1040 yesterday — former BC Lions head coach Wally Buono said the following:
In his press conference after the morning skate today, Green added, “when people lose their jobs and you deal with them, you work with them, I like to think we’re all in it together. You don’t like to see anybody lose their job.”
Countless hosts of rival Sportsnet 650, many of whom worked at 1040 in the past, offered their sympathies as well. Satiar Shah and Bik Nizzar, along with Cam Barra, opened the first 15 minutes of Canucks Central by talking about 1040.
Hosts of 1040 thanked everyone for the well-wishes throughout the day:
What’s your favourite memory or moment from the past 20+ years of 1040’s history? Let us know in the comments section below.
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