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Prime Time Sports, hosted by Bob McCown is the daily radio show that goes beyond the scores and digs into the major issues in sports to look at them from a Canadian point of view. Listen to interviews with people making the news and opinions that are thought-provoking every weekday.

Prime Time Sports, hosted by Bob McCown is the daily radio show that goes beyond the scores and digs into the major issues in sports to look at them from a Canadian point of view. Listen to interviews with people making the news and opinions that are thought-provoking every weekday.
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Prime Time Sports, hosted by Bob McCown is the daily radio show that goes beyond the scores and digs into the major issues in sports to look at them from a Canadian point of view. Listen to interviews with people making the news and opinions that are thought-provoking every weekday.






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Nov. 13: Calgary votes on their 2026 Olympic bid

Bob McCown is joined by co-host Shi Davidi for the first hour; the two talk to Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison on why he supports the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid (13:30) and Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin on who should win MLB’s managers of the year award as well as if there’s anything else we should know about new Jays skipper Charlie Montoyo (32:30). Stephen Brunt then comes in to co-host the rest of the show and the two discuss the Leafs West Coast road trip that starts tonight against the...


Nov. 12: Is the Vegas flu a real thing?

Shi Davidi co hosting from 4 to 5 PM and Stephen Brunt from 5 to 7 PM: Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee on a slow start for his team in year 2 (1:28), Shi Davidi on where some marquee MLB free agents may be heading (31:22), Bob Ryan from the Boston Globe drops by to talk about the Jimmy Butler trade and Week 10 in the NFL (56:48), Jon Morosi of MLB Network on the market for free agent Bryce Harper (1:15:56), Jim Hughson from Hockey Night in Canada on the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Class...


Nov. 9: Bob, Brunt, Shanny, and Friedge!

It's Friday, so that means Bob McCown is taking your calls! Bob tackles a variety of subjects including Mitch Marner's importance to the Maple Leafs, the Toronto Argonauts, the lack of enforcers in the NHL, and Scotty Bowman's successful career (03:01). Then, the roundtable assembles as Stephen Brunt, Elliotte Friedman, and John Shannon join Bob in-studio to recap all of the week's top stories (45:41)!


Nov. 8: Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Bowen joins the show

Hockey talk in the first hour of PTS as co-host John Shannon joins Bob McCown in-studio and the two talk to former president and GM of the Vancouver Canucks, Mike Gillis, on what he would do differently if he became an executive in the NHL again (12:45); as well as radio voice of the Leafs, Joe Bowen, as he gets ready to go into the Hockey hall of Fame on Monday (33:06). Co-host Stephen Brunt checks in for the rest of the show as him and Bob are first joined by Brian Burke who joins them...


Nov. 7: Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello joins the show

Bob McCown and co-host John Shannon talk hockey in the first hour of PTS today. They're joined by the GM of the Metropolitan-leading NY Islanders, Lou Lamoriello [8:59], and then OHL commissioner David Branch checks in to discuss why he felt it necessary to send an 'Open Letter' to the Ontario premier hoping to define their players as 'amateurs' [32:43]. Stephen Brunt then joins Bob as co-host and in the second hour the two talk to Dan Shulman to recap 18-year-old Canadian RJ Barrett record...


Nov. 6: Nick Nurse on the Raptors hot start

Prime Time Sports has Bob McCown with Scott Stinson to start the show, they are joined by John Shannon (13:54) and Eric Smith (33:27). Stephen Brunt joins Bob for the rest of the show, up first with them is Doug MacLean ( 44:14) followed by Cliff Floyd (1:02:38), Raptors coach Nick Nurse (1:19:50) with Elliotte Friedman closing out the show.


Nov. 5: Raptors in Utah, Blue Jays offseason goals and what went wrong for Trestman

Bob McCown talks to Paul Jones about the Raptors dominating performance against the Lakers last night without Kawhi Leonard [6:35] and then to The Action Network?s Jason Sobel about Bryson DeChambeau?s bizarre form yet winning ways [33:17]. Stephen jumps in to co-host the final two hours. The two discuss with ESPN?s Tim Bontemps if Kawhi Leonard has dropped any hints about his future past this year [57:13] and then with Ariel Helwani about what exactly Floyd Mayweather is getting himself...


Nov. 2: Assemble the Friday Roundtable

It's the usual Friday fare on Prime Time Sports. In hour one Bob McCown takes your calls. Then the Friday roundtable assembles for November 2nd and features Bob McCown, John Shannon, Joey Vendetta and Brad fay. They go around the table to discuss topics that include the Leafs short-comings at home, Mike Babcock’s coaching style, Nylander’s contract situation, the great play of other Canadian NHL teams like the Canadiens, Canucks, Flames and Oilers, Salva Voynov’s hockey future, the 2026...


Nov. 1: Brian Burke makes his weekly visit!

Bob McCown is joined by co-host John Shannon for all three hours of the show today. In the first hour, another co-host Richard Deitsch checks in to talk about how important he thinks this road trip is for the Raptors as well as how bad the Monday Night Football broadcast team has been [9:25]; then TFC GM Tim Bezbatchenko joins to say what he thinks went wrong with his team, that took them from Champions to out of the playoff picture [32:23]. Second hour sees Brian Burke stops by in-studio to...


Oct. 31: Calgary 2026 Olympic bid still alive after city council vote

Bob McCown is joined by co-host Brad Fay for the first hour; the two talk Raptors with Michael Grange [11:27], who discusses what Lowry's assists being up means and then coaching at home versus on the road in the NHL with Glenn Healy [30:33]. Then John Shannon steps in to co-host the rest of the show where they talk baseball in the first hour; The Ringer's Matt Baumann looks ahead to this year's MLB free agency class [57:09] and James Wagner from the New York Times on the Mets hiring a...


Oct. 30: Eric Francis in-studio on Calgary's 2026 Olympic bid

Bob McCown and co-host Mike Zeisberger are joined by Gord Stellick to discuss the Leafs losing record at home [13:10] and the Washington Post's Dave Sheinin to talk about how much Manny Machado might have cost himself in this postseason [33:37]. Then Christine Brennan of USA Today weighs in on Merril Hoge's new book suggesting there's a plot to destroy football [50:01] ahead of Eric Francis coming in-studio on the news that Council's Olympic committee will be asked to cancel its Calgary 2026...


Oct. 29: Welcoming Charlie Montoyo to Toronto

In the first hour, Bob McCown and Joey Vendetta are joined by Jim Hughson, who weighs in on what the loss of Auston Matthews for the Leafs (13:36) , and then Bud Shaw talking about the firing of coaches in the Cleveland sports landscape the past two days (31:36). John Shannon then co-hosts with Bob who welcome new Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo to Toronto in-person (46:00) before the GM Ross Atkins comes in-studio to tell them why he was the right man for the job (1:08:00). In the final...


Oct. 26: It's the Friday round table

In the first hour of Prime Time Sports Bob McCown takes your calls. Then it's the Friday round table with Bob, Stephen Brunt, John Shannon & Damien Cox. The guys talk about Damien's book "The Last Good Year" chronicling the Spring of 1993 and the Maple Leafs playoff run which was ended by Wayne Gretzky's LA Kings (45:15); They keep the hockey talk going as they discuss the surpising Canadiens and Senators and the disappointing Flames (1:16:00); The Raptors have gotten off to hot start. Are...


Oct. 25: The Blue Jays have found their new skipper!

Bob McCown and Joey Vendetta begin the show being joined by Jeff Blair in studio to discuss the new Blue Jays skipper, Charlie Montoyo [2:03], Matt Devlin breaks down the Raptors win over the Timberwolves [33:32], Stephen Brunt replaces Joey Vendetta as co-host [44:50], Brian Burke makes his weekly visit in studio to discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs bounce back win against the Winnipeg Jets [45:10], Don Banks previews this week's Thursday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and...


Oct. 24: Leafs vs. Winnipeg, and the World Series

Former NFL running back Merril Hoge talks about his new book "Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE And The Plot To Destroy Football" (11:34); George Gillett joins the show in-studio to talk about what it was like to own two of professional sports most well-known teams: the Montreal Canadiens and Liverpool FC (33:34). In the second hour, both Gord Stellick and Marc Savard stop by to preview tonight's Maple Leafs-Jets game (1:14:09). Tonight's show concludes with former AL MVP Justin...


Oct. 23: Pinball, Cujo, and Cole in-studio

Michael "Pinball" Clemons jumps in-studio to talk about his foundation event and coaching in sports today (9:00). Curtis Joseph joins the show in-studio to chat about his newly-released book "Cujo: The Untold Story Of My Life On And Off The Ice" (27:45). The second hour features Eric Smith on the Raptors early success (56:43) and the legendary Bob Cole who discussed his storied career (1:13:37). In the final hour, the show wraps up with Elliotte Friedman on the Nylander contract situation...


Oct. 22: A trip down memory lane with Pat Gillick

'Doc' Emrick joins the show to talk about traveling to Winnipeg for Wednesday's Maple Leafs-Jets game which will be featured on NBC Sports (0:12), Paul Jones on how he thinks Nick Nurse will balance Kawhi Leonard's playing time (30:02). The second hour features Jim Hughson on the NHL (57:34), and Bob Ryan on the Red Sox chances on bringing home a ninth World Series title (1:17:27). Then, Pat Gillick reflects 25 years later on the Blue Jays' back-to-back World Series wins aand the role of a...


Oct. 19: What to do with William?

It's Friday so Bob McCown takes your phone calls on a variety of topics including the William Nylander negotiations, the Fed Ex Cup, and the NFL in London (2:36). Then, the roundtable assembles and Bob is joined in-studio by John Shannon, Richard Deitsch, and Joey Vendetta (45:06)!


Oct. 18: Wednesdays with Burkie

Bob McCown and John Shannon are joined by Postmedia's Michael Traikos who discussed the Maple Leafs ahead of tonight's tilt against Pittsburgh with Frederik Andersen making his return to the crease (15:50); then Sportsnet's Michael Grange recaps a successful home opener for the Toronto Raptors (30:10). Richard Deitsch slides-in as co-host in the second hour of the show, and are joined by former NHL executive and current Sportsnet analyst Brian Burke who spoke in-depth about Kyle Dubas...


Oct. 17: The Raptors' season begins

Glenn Healy says the Leafs aren't missing Nylander at all (15:06). Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole on Canelo Alvarez's becoming the world's highest-paid athlete (32:27). ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy talks about Toronto's chances in a LeBron-less Eastern Conference (46:16). Max Kerman & Nick Dika of the Arkells on 'Rally Cry' and their expectations of Nick Nurse (1:10:11). Doug Smith tees-up the Raptors opener and season (1:30:33), plus Jon Morosi talks sign-stealing in MLB (1:57:17).