Bell Media readies two new TSN Radio stations
Bell Media will launch two local TSN Radio stations on Oct. 5 in Montreal and Winnipeg. The Team 990 in Montreal will be rebranded as TSN Radio 990 and Sports Radio 1290 in Winnipeg will become TSN Radio 1290. The stations will carry live NHL hockey coverage of the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets respectively. Both will also be available nationally online at TSN.ca and on TSN Mobile. "We are always looking to strengthen and extend the TSN brand by continuing to bring Canadians industry-leading sports content wherever they are," said Stewart Johnston, president of TSN. "TSN Radio and its local focus has quickly made a significant impact on the Toronto landscape and we are looking forward to doing the same in the key Montreal and Winnipeg markets. TSN Radio 990 and 1290 will each launch with NHL broadcast rights, the ultimate in local sports content. Combining TSN's resources and leadership with these already established local stations will be a huge win for sports fans."