TSN 1040 may be dead, but it appears its top-rated show will live on.
Matt Sekeres and Blake Price are working on something, with a more formal announcement coming soon from the longtime co-hosts of TSN 1040’s PM drive show.
“Found myself recording face-to-face with [Blake Price],” Sekeres said in a Tuesday evening tweet. “We’re staying together for the kids.”
Today marks 1 month since 1040 closed shop & wanted everyone to know that in the last 24 hours, found myself recording 😷face-to-face😷 with @justBlakePrice.
We’re staying together for the kids. It’s for the best.
— Matthew Sekeres (@mattsekeres) March 10, 2021
The duo is staying tightlipped on the details of their new landing spot for now, though there are plenty of rumours out there.
On Monday, Daily Hive reported that North Beach Agency was interested in providing a home for many TSN 1040 hosts, including Sekeres and Price, with a streaming/podcast format. North Beach Agency is a local marketing and advertising agency run by former TSN 1040 program director Rob Gray and advertising sales rep Rob Rees, so it seems like a logical fit.
“We have a couple of podcast on the go already: ‘Ray and Dregs’ and ‘On the Bus with Cammi and AJ,’ and are always exploring different opportunities to partner with other dynamic personalities and storytellers in that space,” said Gray.
Soooo… have you heard? Like literally “heard”? Sekeres and Price is coming back soon. And we had a short chat about it. Longer chats coming! Apple link is below, but find it on your favourite pod platform! And yes, #LogoStillUnderConstruction https://t.co/IYNvd7bbnQ pic.twitter.com/9Usyfn13Uc
— Blake Price (@justBlakePrice) March 11, 2021
In other news, Don Taylor is continuing to tease his return.
Taylor said last week that he was “working on a return to the airwaves,” involving “some friends from 1040.” He followed that up this week by tweeting out a picture of Rick Dhaliwal, followed by a cryptic message, promising “Rick’s Return” to a “media outlet near you.”
Daily Hive can confirm that Taylor and Dhaliwal will be working together, with an announcement expected as soon as next week.
Coming soon to a media outlet near you: "Rick's Return"
"I WAS LEFT SPEECHLESS"- Jesperi Kotkaniemi
"I GIVE IT A DOUBLE A"- Andreas Athanasiou
"ONE THUMB UP"- Rick Dhaliwal pic.twitter.com/oW7VzWSsXt
— Don Taylor (@DonTaylor5) March 10, 2021
Meanwhile, Rob Fai’s new Canucks post-game show on YouTube appears to be building momentum.
After 11 shows, averaging 4.2K views per episode, Fai announced that he has agreed to a full 82-game schedule for next season with Hubcast Media.
Three weeks ago I walked into HubCast Media with an idea for a show on the heels of losing my previous one.
— Rob Fai (@RobFai) March 9, 2021