Veteran radio show host Bob McCown is leaving his position as the host of Prime Time Sports on Friday.
McCown has hosted the popular sports talk show which airs on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in the GTA and on television across the country on Sportsnet 360 for the past 30 years.
“Throughout his 30 years, McCown was the most listened-to sports radio personality in the country and Prime Time Sports remains No. 1 by a wide margin,” the station said in a statement Thursday
Sportsnet said a roster of rotating hosts will take over in the summer and a new afternoon drive show will be announced in the fall.
McCown took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to say that he’s leaving the show, “But nobody can shut me up when I still have things to say. Stay tuned. “I’ll be back!””
Okay…I am leaving Prime Time Sports and Rogers. But nobody can shut me up when I still have things to say. Stay tuned. “I’ll be back!”
— Bob McCown (@FadooBobcat) June 20, 2019
As per McCown’s Sportsnet bio:
Born in the United States and raised in Scarborough, ON, McCown kicked off his broadcast career during the Toronto Blue Jays’ inaugural season when he was tapped to be the team’s in-stadium announcer in 1977. Following his role with the Blue Jays, McCown worked in television as the host of Sportsline and The Business of Sports.
In 1988, McCown began his radio career when he joined The Fan 590 as an on-air personality before becoming the host of the station’s new sports talk show Prime Time Sports in 1989. After brief departure in 1993, Bob returned to his role at PTS in 1995 alongside notable broadcaster Dan Shulman, and has remained at the helm of the cornerstone program since.