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Vancouver's TSN 1040 goes off the air, format change coming

TSN 1040 is no more.
TSN 1040 is off the air.

TSN 1040 is no more.

The Vancouver sports radio station has ceased broadcasting as parent company Bell Media plans to change the format. CKST 1040 am had been a sports radio station for almost two decades, first broadcasting as The Team. It was re-branded as TSN 1040 in 2014.

Today, on the TSN website is an announcement regarding the upcoming format change:

"It was a difficult decision, but the realities of the quickly evolving broadcast media landscape in Canada have made this change unavoidable," states the website.

Recently TSN parent company Bell has made a series of cuts across all its platforms and brands, including cuts at the TSN TV station (they even said so long to Dan O'Toole). The broadcast industry news website 'Broadcast Dialogue' has an ongoing list of recent layoffs, including at least three people in Vancouver. How many people will be laid off due to the format change at TSN 1040 has not been announced.

Hamilton's TSN station has also been cut and is becoming a BNN Bloomberg station.

There's been an outpouring on social media for those working at TSN 1040, and some unkind words for Bell.


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