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03-18-2013, 10:24 PM
Same Old Hockey
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I would normally not be inclined to help Bell grow their empire, but in this case I do appreciate having a choice of sports radio stations in the Ottawa area.

The competition board approved the merger between BellMedia and Astral, which would leave Bell with one more station than it is allowed by the CRTC. They're asking for an exemption. If they don't get it, they might be forced to sell TSN 690 and the purchaser might not keep it as a sports radio station.

I'm not sure I understand their fixation with Chris Nilan, but overall I enjoy listening to 690. It's nice to have Canadian sports content (usually hockey) as an alternative to Jim Rome in the afternoons, or in the evenings or at night when the Team 1200 piped-in McRadio show is talking about Division III US College men's volleyball or something I have no interest in.

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