Cam Tait: Loss of Edmonton’s only sports radio station a sad day for the city


Bell Media, which owns TSN, sent 1,300 employees across Canada home Wednesday to a fearful future.

by Cam Tait

Edmonton Journal

June 15, 2023

Dustin Nielson calls a game at the 2018 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. Neilson, former host of the morning show on TSN 1260, was one of the employees affected by the station’s closing on Wednesday. Supplied

A shrine to sportscasting excellence sits in the west part of Edmonton: talented, dedicated, hard-working and people you are proud to call friends … even if you never meet them.

Just by listening to their craft discerning information about our teams, which gift Edmonton with prestige and pride, cements a deep personal connection.

First, in that rustic log cabin with a totem pole as its honorary doorman since the station’s 1954 sign on. CFRN-TV and radio was the home to some of this city’s, and this country’s, finest sportscasters.

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  1. I am not a sports fan and rarely listen to a sports radio station. However, I strongly feel that a sports radio station has its place and am sad to read that CFRN will be disappearing.


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