The media landscape across the country has seen lots of movement that past few weeks, and there will be some in Edmonton on the TEAM 1260 this fall.
Today was the last day for Oilers Lunch on the TEAM 1260, but The TEAM 1260 will continue to be hockey-based during the 12-2 p.m. slot. It will focus mainly on the NHL, both on and off the ice, but you will hear two different areas of focus for each hour.
Starting in September TEAM 1260 will run Inside Hockey from 12- 1p.m. "We are using the line, ‘Biggest names in hockey. Period.’ That kind of sums it up. If it happens in the NHL you’ll hear the details every day at noon," said TEAM 1260 brand director Ross Macleod.
The Mark Spector Show will follow from 1-2 p.m. Spector started writing for the Edmonton Journal in May of 1987. He’s an avid sports fan, a diehard Cubs fan, he even has CUBSWIN as his licence plate, and he is one of the main columnists for Sportsnet.ca
"When you get your first job in this business, back in 1987 at the Edmonton Journal for me, you just hope to hang around long enough to accrue a few memories. Then you get a few Stanley Cups, a few Olympics, some World Series’ and Grey Cups in the rearview mirror, and you’re hooked," said Spector.
"It’s been nearly 25 years now for me in print, on the net, and most recently on Sportsnet and Jason Gregor’s show. I’ve got a dresser drawer overflowing with press passes, and I can’t think of a better place to bring together all that experience, all those contacts and all the tales that come with a quarter century in the business, than on the Team 1260 with The Mark Spector Show.
"This is going to be a blast."
Spector will bring a fun, no nonsense approach and he’s connected.
"Being able to bring a guy like Mark Spector on board is huge. I’ve admired Mark’s work for year. He tells it like it, has a good sense of humour and having him as part of our team will only make us better," said Macleod
Macleod has a few other plans for the station, but wasn’t prepared to outline all of them, but he’s confident sports fans, and specifically hockey fans will like the changes. You can expect more appearances from Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, Elliott Friedman and many more of the most connected guys in hockey.
"I think this is the best, and most diverse, line-up the TEAM 1260 has ever had. I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, and I can’t wait for September. I think the listeners will really enjoy the guests we have lined up from across the country to enhance our new shows."