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Bob McCown Confirms he’s Leaving Sportsnet after 30 Years .. but NOT Retiring

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by Postmedia News  as published 

The man known on air as the Bobcat is leaving his post as the host of Prime Time Sports on Friday, according to Sportsnet.

McCown has been the host of the radio program Prime Time Sports, which is syndicated across Canada and broadcast on television on Sportsnet 360, since 1989.

In a statement, Sportsnet program director Dave Cadeau called McCown “an icon in the business and a legend of our format” and said he “will be missed but his legacy will remain with us for years to come.”

On Twitter, McCown hinted his departure wasn’t amicable with Rogers — the parent company of Sportsnet.

“Speculation concerning my imminent retirement are 100% inaccurate!” McCown tweeted

“Okay … I am leaving Prime Time Sports and Rogers,” he continued. “But nobody can shut me up when I still have things to say. Stay tuned. ‘I’ll be back!’”

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, McCown began his radio career in 1975.
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7 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Gurnman…doesn’t really matter what you think about his sunglasses..he brought viewers for 30 yrs, took no crap from anyone in the sports biz and made millions doing it…
    BTW when’ s your show debuting on national TV?

  2. I’ve recorded McCown daily for years and watching evenings – frankly I cannot imagine anyone replacing Bob. I will stay tuned but won’t bet that he can be replaced. Please someone inform us where and when he returns.

  3. Bob McGown will never be replaced.Jeff Blair has no personality whatsoever and will never replace McGown. I can’t even stand watching the show any longer.g

  4. Sorry to see Bob leave . New fresh faces are required by Rogers in order for me and others to continue watching the show.

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