Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by PDizzle, Feb 11, 2011.
lol what a boso.
So I guess he isn't fired but demoted.
He wasn't very good.
So he went from the top morning guy in Halifax to an "air time filler" in Toronto. Great career move.
bet he'd like a doover
he was such a crazy dude. like, really strange.
Financially, he probably makes more in TO as a filler than he did as the top morning guy in Halifax.
Experience wise, not so much.
You think? I would say he could have leveraged for more money here
I remember when he spoke about going, he said the offer was pretty good.
Yeah but now that he's been "canned" the offer is going to suck next year
...aaaaand according to the fine folks at Toronto Sports Media, he's officially fired.
The Andrew Krystal experiment at Sportsnet’s the Fan 590 has ended less than a year after it started. “Andrew is moving on to pursue other opportunities within Rogers and we wish him the very best” said Program Director Don Kollins. “A job posting will go up tomorrow for Andrew’s replacement” added Kollins. Although he didn’t say, I expect a summer of the Rog and co to fill in.
Krystal’s run in Toronto, his second, has been rocky from the get go. He is in his 3rd time slot since coming last July. Originally Krystal was slated in the old Bullpen slot, currently held by Jeff Blair. A few months after failing to find an audience in post morning drive and the Fan’s inability to lure a morning alternative, Krystal moved to mornings. Krystal struggled in that morning slot as well, first acting solo and then a failed attempt at co-hosted show with Jeremy Roenick and then later Greg Brady.
The morning gig only lasted 5 months and Krystal was pulled off of mornings in February. He returned to take the old Greg Brady slot (which became vaccant after Brady moved to mornings with Jim Lang), after hockey central to lead in to his buddy Bob McCown’s Prime Time Sports. Krystal was head to head with the only syndicated out of town day time show over at TSN Radio, The Dan Patrick show, the only show that showed a ratings competition with the Fan. It spoke volumes about Krystal’s inability to maintain an audience, given that Patrick is based in the USA and speaks 99% of the time about sports not played on ice.
I said this from the beginning, I don’t blame Andrew Krystal for this failure at the Fan 590. Krystal is a really bright guy, who knows talk radio. He never should have been put on an all sports radio station. He was set up to fail. Right from the beginning you could tell that he was a proverbial fish out of water. His questions and comments to those “in the game” only went so deep and it made for poor sports radio. He was at his best when he talked public issues, politics etc that crossed into the sports realm.
I can’t see Krystal on another currently owned Rogers station in Toronto. I can’t see him doing sports TV either. Where that lands him I have no idea. Personally, if I were running 640 Toronto I would grab him and put him up against McCown and Tory. I think he would do well there.
So, a little less than a year after Andrew Krystal returned to Toronto, the plug has been pulled. Let’s hope he resurfaces in a format more suitable to his immense talents
And he could have been the king of local talk radio in Halifax
now a pan handler
I remember a few years back, on Maritime Morning, he referred to panhaldlers as human pigeons.
Someone I knew was his producer @ CFRB 1010 in Toronto, according to this person Andrew had a "habit" back then that is similar to many of the beggars in downtown T.O.
I listened to him on The Fan online, he was the worst sports broadcaster of all time @ The Fan, which I listened to since they started in 92 or 93.
He was the least informed sports host ever. It was embarrassing.
Oh, he definitely was/is an alcoholic. Known fact around here.
...and he's dead.
I only got excited to see this thread because I thought PDizzle was back.