Andrew Krystal Fired From The FAN 590

Published by Toronto Mike on June 23, 2011 @ 10:23 in Radio

radioThe very fine Toronto Sports Media is reporting that Andrew Krystal has been fired from Sportsnet’s the Fan 590.

The Andrew Krystal experiment at Sportsnet’s the Fan 590 has ended less than a year after it started. “Andrew is moving on to pursue other opportunities within Rogers and we wish him the very best” said Program Director Don Kollins. “A job posting will go up tomorrow for Andrew’s replacement” added Kollins. Although he didn’t say, I expect a summer of the Rog and co to fill in.

You may recall Andrew Krystal was the morning guy on the Fan 590 until he lost that gig in February to Greg Brady and Jim Lang.

Speaking of Brady and Lang, what do you guys think about their morning show? Also, are you as underwhelmed by Mike Richards on TSN 1050 as I am? Which of the two do you prefer?

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53 Responses to "Andrew Krystal Fired From The FAN 590"

Suckwinder Passwinder
June 23, 2011 / 11:14

“Andrew is moving on to pursue other opportunities within Rogers and we wish him the very best” said Program Director Don Kollins. “A job posting will go up tomorrow for Andrew’s replacement” added Kollins.

They tried this moron in 3 different time slots and he failed at all of them.

But what is worse is pd Kollins giving him the gas pipe without a replacement...

He should of FIRED himself at the same time..........

JP
June 23, 2011 / 13:36

I like Brady and Lang a lot. They're funny, and do a pretty good job talking all sports.

The Mike Richards show, and TSN Radio in general, has been pretty underwhelming to me so far.

Anon&on
June 23, 2011 / 13:37

How does Kollins manage to survive?

Bring back The Big Show! I miss the Big Show, the best afternoon radio sports and entertainment show ever. Gord's Gold! Bring it back now, Gord can have the summer pool party.

I'm having a difficult time staying with Brady/Lang, and their fake opposing views, and Brady doesn't know when enough is enough, and he drags on and on about the most mundane topics. Lang whines. They just don't have it.

_Justink
June 23, 2011 / 13:48

Andrew Krystal's been completely removed from the FAN 590 website. He's done. Krystal was pretty bad, I'm glad he's gone. He was decent and talking and doing back-and-forth banter with a guest but his formal interviews were TERRIBLE.

As far as TSN radio goes, it's a mixed bag with them. Some of it I like, some not so much. Richards and Brady and Lang are on an even keel with me, but I listen to Richards a lot more because he has Dreger on at the same time every day when I'm in the car in the morning. I also have to give a shout-out to Bryan Hayes, he's my favourite behind Mccown. The guy's obviously a sports fanatic and really knows his stuff.

My sports radio listening preferences pretty much go like this:

I listen to TSN 1050 in the morning (Richards, Hayes, Kouleas) and the FAN 590 in the afternoon and evening (Krystal - not anymore, Mccown, Sammut).

Hector
June 23, 2011 / 14:10

I still think Landry and Stellick were far above anything there is now. I could only take Brady/Lang in small doses. Brady is so annoying most of the time.

As for Richards....I'm still trying to figure out how this guy was number 1 out west. Completely underwhelming and boring and predictable.

elvis
June 23, 2011 / 14:38

The Big Show is back as of July 4th as a fill-in for Hockey Central...he's filling in for Krystal this week.

Cynthia Spreadbottom
June 23, 2011 / 15:06

I hope Gord and the BIG SHOW soaked rogers ( aka ROBBERS) for BIGG DOUGH ...looks good on em !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gordon Shumway
June 23, 2011 / 15:13

The 5 th largest media outlet in North America.. Toronto
And fan/590 is run worst than a landscaping business from Woodbridge !!

John
June 23, 2011 / 15:16

Cynthia Spreadbottom is a filty whore!

John
June 23, 2011 / 15:18

Cynthia Spreadbottom is a filty whore!

Cynthia Spreadbottom
June 23, 2011 / 15:34

So @ John not workin' today??
I guess grass does not grow in June.

LaTisa Lafro
June 23, 2011 / 15:44

We be see da new nhl skedual outs today
Tornontos leafs end ons April 7

elvis
June 23, 2011 / 15:58

@Cynthia - Gord was never fired from the FAN - just removed from the Morning Show so it's doubtful he had to negotiate a new contract.

John
June 23, 2011 / 16:26

Haha Cynthia you filthy dirty pig that's 2 facts you've got wrong. Wanna go for the hat trick?

Cheryl
June 23, 2011 / 17:04

yes, NHL schedule is out. That's great. I'm looking forward to some hockey. My Habs will open up beating your Leafs. Back to the original topic, I don't care. I don't listen to radio much. I get my sports scores on lline and listen to my big CD collection which I made into MP3s for music.

Jason from Sudbury
June 24, 2011 / 00:06

I didnt really mind Krystal, but the one thing I hated is that he always interrupted everybody, whether it was a guest or a caller.

Il Duce
June 24, 2011 / 08:52

I like Lang but I could do without Brady. He's just one of those broadcaster's that you can never attach yourself too. You get the feeling that this is just a steeping stone to something else and that’s why he doesn’t attract loyalty from the average listener. Tries to be funny and if you’re ten years old, I’m sure the jokes mean something.

I never listen to 590 in the morning anymore and now listen to Richards. Morning Shows should be about entertainment and not just reading score results and asking the same boring robotic questions. Richards entertains and makes you want to keep on listening.

I didn’t mind Krystal and to be fair he wasn’t given anytime to develop the show. Kollins should start to look for new employment, the Fan590 job merry-go-round is a disaster.

Liz
June 24, 2011 / 09:01

STFU Cheryl. Stick your head in an oven please.

Raph
June 24, 2011 / 14:19

Brady used to be more tamed when with Watters. I noticed now in the mornings on the drive-in to work that Brady whines too much! I really like him. He is a good guy; but I think he is trying too hard.

Sad to see Krystal go to be honest. He had a good run these last few weeks. (Although the Vancouver/Sedin Sister bashing was a bit over the top tbh.)

Hopkins
June 24, 2011 / 15:19

The Sedin sisters and calling out Luongo was classic, so was the baiting of any Habs fans.
Krystal was pro Toronto, I give him props for saying it.
He was on a bit of a roll and growing on me.
His segments with Howard Berger were an absolute disaster. Hanging up on people and the whole Krystal nation thing got me to write complaints into fan590 website.
All in all, I was willing to listen to the guy lately.

Stellick? My God, please no, so mind numbing and an embarassment as an ex Leafs AGM. Can this guy be more boring?
Lajoie and Deacon? Come on, this is a major market, don't we deserve some real sports radio talent?
Get some fresh voices in there.

Mike Benninger
June 24, 2011 / 15:23

The Fan590 is slipping away more day by day. Their never-ending Torontocentric talk was great 10 years ago, but i have 1000 options now, and hearing more navel gazing and self promotion for a bad baseball team and hockey team are boring. I'll take my eyes and money elsewhere...

Makes me wonder how Kollins still has a job...

joseph
June 26, 2011 / 10:58

Since the tsn station has been launched I prefer to listen to it over the fan.

Morning Blues
June 26, 2011 / 18:37

Brady in the morning has run it's course.I can't take him.Lang is ok but Gord Stellick still gives you sports with entertainment.

Anonymous
June 27, 2011 / 16:00

the guy was a douche in every sense of the word

Bosco
June 28, 2011 / 08:44

I generally enjoyed Krystal. He was interesting. Lots of people are not. Too bad so many of them are on the air. I will listen to Krystal wherever he goes next (thanks to the internet)

jackbee
June 28, 2011 / 13:49

like many don't know how Kollins still has a job in radio as nitwit Krystal had three chances and blew it. Firing hockey guru of 23 years following the sport Howaard Berger also a bad call by K. AK can pretend to be 'shock jock' like H.Stern but not in sports.

Would be delicious irony for Stellick and Berger to host mid aft show, and would be lot better than boring Smith overly hypered Armstrong.

Steve
June 28, 2011 / 14:01

Finally they fire that asshole Andrew Krystal. The guy was so unprofessional as a broadcaster, it made me sick. All his shtick was to stir the pot and usually led to a lot of angry callers. If a caller phoned in to argue a point with him, he'd constantly cut the person off and hang up on them. These past few weeks with the Sedin / Luongo bashing was getting pretty lame too.

Audioguyca
June 28, 2011 / 15:27

Hi well I'm the minority here but sounds like more people were starting ti like ak
I'm gonna miss him
Sure he'd cut off callers less at the end so he was conscious of it,
And all dj,s are critized( overhyped richards seems underwelming)
Blair baseball freak dismisses idea of hard cap neaded there and hate his voice sounds like squeezing nosstrils when speaking
Stratford I'm not a hockey mom,
Watters went down when he lost marek then Brady
McGowan ok not my think I like ak callers interaction.
That were he should be 640 opposite McGowan talking evertything.
The man gets callers all over north america and people always say love your show.,
Mind you I liked the more politically incorrect the funnier.
Vince

Jake
June 29, 2011 / 22:14

I hope Krystal re-surfaces somewhere. Though I couldn't stand him when he first started at the Fan...but he grew on me, in fact I thought he was outstanding! No doubt I'd put him in Bob Cat's league.
Brady should have been shown the door the day after he arrived...man-o-man does he ramble on! and on and on...
can't listen to him at all. Wakey wakey Don Kollins.
Jake

Scott
June 30, 2011 / 13:06

The only thing Krystal could talk about was hockey and even then he seemed like an uneducated fan with a mic. Personally, both 590 and 1050 have terrible morning shows. The fan was much better before they made all the changes.

Ambyr
July 4, 2011 / 13:10

I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when I turned on The Fan in the afternoon and didn't hear Krystal's annoying banter. He's the reason I turned the fan off after hockey central. I'm enjoying Gord Stellick very much, and will keep my dail on 590AM for the afternoon show.

Bob
July 6, 2011 / 21:59

Bring Landry back ,he was the best the Fan had.

BarryG
July 12, 2011 / 14:18

Please Please Please bring Landry Back!!!

Thomas
July 18, 2011 / 14:02

Why not hire Damien Cox for a time slot? He is not bad and has some good insight on sports.

Mike
July 27, 2011 / 15:45

Andrew Krystal was a prick good riddance to that ass clown.

Susan
July 27, 2011 / 19:52

I loved Krystal, he was an original. I don't like Brady, I hate Blair, he's such a windbag, he puts people on hold while he blabs on and on... Stellick is okay but a bit manic, Lajoie is good, Smith is okay, but the best one now is Jeff Sammut who is hysterical, but he's the overnight guy.

Deb
August 12, 2011 / 20:41

Andrew should come back to the Maritimes. We appreciate his talent here.

Deb
August 12, 2011 / 20:42

Andrew should come back to the Maritimes. We appreciate his talent here.

Alan Rhodes
August 13, 2011 / 07:53

Jeff Sammut sucks Susan has to be his mommy. Brady and Lang are ok . Richards and TSN are just too dull and boring. 1050 - bring back the oldies !

Vince
August 21, 2011 / 12:34

Gotta agree with last 2 female comments about Krystal
You other haters sucock
Radios boring again
I enjoy leaf talk after leaf games .
For sports radio.

Rob from NB
August 31, 2011 / 08:55

Gotta agree with Deb, we would welcome him back with open arms. Dont know his sports knowledge but I wish he would come back and save the news radio station that is collapsing...so back to CBC until then.

Ace
September 2, 2011 / 11:02

You are more than welcome to have Krystal back in the Maritimes...he was BRUTAL to listen to!

As a few have mentioned, one would think that as a radio host, one would know that if you ask a question, you may want to wait for the person to finish speaking before rudely interupting them!

Brady and Lang brought me back to listening to the Fan in the morning, because after trying Krystal for a couple of weeks, I ended up listening to WGR in Buffalo! (yup, he was THAT bad)

Overall, I still prefer Landry and Stellick, but I am good with Brady and Lang.

...and to @Mike, in your world, Blair is more of a "windbag" than Krystal??? Really??

JeffB
September 17, 2011 / 10:57

As a long time day time listener who has 590 on from 6am-7pm Mon-Fri (I go back to the beginning at 1430) I really didn't mind Krystal. I liked that he was a homer and that he told you what he was really thinking. I also like the fact that he was kind of like watching a NASCAR race ... sure you like the individuals and the story lines but you were really secretly waiting for the big crash!! That's exactly what AK is ... you never know what's coming but you know it'll be a doozy and you want to make sure you're listening when it happens!!

As for the morning show on 590 ... far more enjoy Brady & Lang then Landry & Stellick. I had a hard time listening to those two. Landry was better when he was with Marsden and Gordy just isn't cut out for broadcasting (sorry Gord ... nice guy but too geeky for me). Brady & Lang are interesting on most subjects and are definitely tuned into the sports scene. I tried Richards on 1050 ... YAWNER.

IMHO the best morning show was Derringer & Marsden on the Fan .... i miss that the most!!

Back to 590's line-up ... leave Brady & Lang in the morning. You need a stronger host for the mid-morning, Blair's doesn't keep my attention (very bland and uninteresting)... would love to hear the Deacon in that time slot, he's entertaining and thought provoking ... Hockey Central is good and I get that there will be revolving guest hosts in that time slot during the summer months and don't have any issue with that ... early afternoon needs someone solid, I used to enjoy Hogan & Landry "Monsters of the Mid-day", something like that to be a strong bridge to Bobcat ... for the record, HATED Swirsky ... Bobcat's the franchise , say no more and as far as the the rest of the day (evening) goes, i'm not usually listening as I'm home by that time.

paul
September 20, 2011 / 18:29

For All those people who want Gord Stellick back on the air, why ? Possibly the MOST ANNOYING person in sports radio. His schtick was ok 20 years ago, but god, you have heard him lately ? If anyone needs to go away and do something else, it's Gord and his really stupid schtick.

James
October 14, 2011 / 23:25

I was just googling to find out whatever happened to Krystal after being away for the summer.

What a relief to find out that FAN finally let him go. I stopped listening to the morning show after quickly tiring of his pandering to the T.O. market in lieu of having any real insights of his own (rushing to the defence of Don Cherry? Please...) or else his abysmal interview technique: Which seemed to consist of nothing but ranting at whomever his subject was and ending with "...you say what?"

It seemed clear from the get-go that he was in way over his head in this market. What took the FAN so long? Best of luck to you Krystal, hope you land on your feet, just not on my pre-set stations.

Martin
October 27, 2011 / 08:32

Could not stand Krystal. The result was my changing the morning radio station for the first time in 10 years, and that was within the first week he was on air at The Fan 590. He was The Mistake by the Lake. Landry and Stellick were done, there was no argument. Their product became more and more stale as Landry's ego continued to inflate. The duo of Brady and Lang are doing a fair job albeit it is Lang who brings the soul to that show as Brady has been instructed obviously to argue about every point and every thing. Some weeks, like this week, he needs to be settle down and back off the coffee.

Johnny Bravo
May 10, 2012 / 20:52

Stellick! OMG! Noooooo! Not another reunion with Damien "Isaac" Cox! Stellick looks like his mother still spit combs his hair with her fingers. The Fan parades Nick Kypreos out there 24/7 like he's the freaking "Ghandi of Hockey". Can his delivery be any slower...we're not all tards you know, Saganaki breath! Bob "Ugazz" McCowan is the only signature piece they have. Their best stuff these days comes from their American guests (like Rosenthal etc). Stellick? Oh hell no!

Eileen Conrod
February 3, 2013 / 12:26

we miss Andrew in Halifax
He practically launched news 95.7. Maritime Morning . he made the station stand out above all the rest .He spoke his mind and what's wrong with that .He made a wrong move when he went to Toronto .He used to call it the great satan .he surte has the voice for radio or tv .

Joe Bagnato
December 1, 2013 / 07:52

I agree with some of the others responses...Landry & Stellick
were the best on the Fan. Landry was unbelievably talented and entertaining, especially with his impersonations. Gord is a very intelligent guy and knows hockey more than anyone. He doesn't bullshit you.... he's honest...caring....a real nice guy.
I was very disappointed when I heard they were being replaced.
The fan also blew it by letting Jim Lang go....they are keeping and hiring the wrong people now. I won't listen like I used to...every day on my way to work...now I just listen to music.
Wake up "The Fan"....

J. Bagnato

Joe Bagnato
December 1, 2013 / 07:52

I agree with some of the others responses...Landry & Stellick
were the best on the Fan. Landry was unbelievably talented and entertaining, especially with his impersonations. Gord is a very intelligent guy and knows hockey more than anyone. He doesn't bullshit you.... he's honest...caring....a real nice guy.
I was very disappointed when I heard they were being replaced.
The fan also blew it by letting Jim Lang go....they are keeping and hiring the wrong people now. I won't listen like I used to...every day on my way to work...now I just listen to music.
Wake up "The Fan"....

J. Bagnato

Joe Bagnato
December 1, 2013 / 07:52

I agree with some of the others responses...Landry & Stellick
were the best on the Fan. Landry was unbelievably talented and entertaining, especially with his impersonations. Gord is a very intelligent guy and knows hockey more than anyone. He doesn't bullshit you.... he's honest...caring....a real nice guy.
I was very disappointed when I heard they were being replaced.
The fan also blew it by letting Jim Lang go....they are keeping and hiring the wrong people now. I won't listen like I used to...every day on my way to work...now I just listen to music.
Wake up "The Fan"....

J. Bagnato

Joe Bagnato
December 1, 2013 / 07:52

I agree with some of the others responses...Landry & Stellick
were the best on the Fan. Landry was unbelievably talented and entertaining, especially with his impersonations. Gord is a very intelligent guy and knows hockey more than anyone. He doesn't bullshit you.... he's honest...caring....a real nice guy.
I was very disappointed when I heard they were being replaced.
The fan also blew it by letting Jim Lang go....they are keeping and hiring the wrong people now. I won't listen like I used to...every day on my way to work...now I just listen to music.
Wake up "The Fan"....

J. Bagnato

Joe Bagnato
December 1, 2013 / 07:53

I agree with some of the others responses...Landry & Stellick
were the best on the Fan. Landry was unbelievably talented and entertaining, especially with his impersonations. Gord is a very intelligent guy and knows hockey more than anyone. He doesn't bullshit you.... he's honest...caring....a real nice guy.
I was very disappointed when I heard they were being replaced.
The fan also blew it by letting Jim Lang go....they are keeping and hiring the wrong people now. I won't listen like I used to...every day on my way to work...now I just listen to music.
Wake up "The Fan"....

J. Bagnato


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