Hamilton’s Labour Day Classic will be all the talk this year — talk radio, that is.
The new TSN 1150 (the former CKOC) is the city’s first all sports radio station and will debut Monday. The station, at AM 1150, will feature two new locally-focused shows. Ticats at Noon will be hosted by Jim Tatti, while the daily drive home show will be feature longtime Hamilton Spectator sports columnist Steve Milton and former McMaster Marauders quarterback Marshall Ferguson.
“I wanted to be involved as soon as I heard about it,” said Milton, noting Hamilton has been underserved by sports media despite a strong fan base.
“This is a city that deserves this … It changes the face of sports in this town.”
The station debut will be live from Tim Hortons Field Monday afternoon as the Ticats kick off against the Argos. Regular programming will be the next day.
The Tiger-Cats announced in June that they would be broadcasting their games on the new station, ending a longtime relationship with CHML. Marauders games will also be featured live.
In a release, TSN said listeners can expect extensive live sports talk that will focus on Hamilton teams, as well off coverage of nearby sports scenes in Toronto and Buffalo.
Credit to the Hamilton Spectator who originally published this article