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The FAN Morning Show

Sportsnet

JD Bunkis, Blake Murphy and Ailish Forfar discuss the biggest stories in sports and the teams that matter most to Toronto fans. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 6am-10am ET.

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Hour 3: Bobby Webster's Draft Takeaways + Wake 'n' Rake with Jackie Redmond
3d ago
Hour 3: Bobby Webster's Draft Takeaways + Wake 'n' Rake with Jackie Redmond
In the final hour of The FAN Morning Show with JD Bunkis & Ailish Forfar, we start things off with an all Bobby segment! ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks joins the crew to discuss his major sticking points and the ramifications from last night's NBA draft across the league (00:30). Toronto Raptors GM Bobby Webster then joins to look back on his team's draft last night, what he sees in #33 pick Christian Koloko, and take us inside his strategy when evaluating prospects (16:18). Finally, Jackie Redmond of the NHL Network joins the gang for the daily Wake 'n' Rake segment, presented by Unibet! They preview everything ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley cup finals tonight and find the value bets to cash in on (25:58). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 3: Bobby Webster's Draft Takeaways + Wake 'n' Rake with Jackie Redmond
3d ago
Hour 3: Bobby Webster's Draft Takeaways + Wake 'n' Rake with Jackie Redmond
In the final hour of The FAN Morning Show with JD Bunkis & Ailish Forfar, we start things off with an all Bobby segment! ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks joins the crew to discuss his major sticking points and the ramifications from last night's NBA draft across the league (00:30). Toronto Raptors GM Bobby Webster then joins to look back on his team's draft last night, what he sees in #33 pick Christian Koloko, and take us inside his strategy when evaluating prospects (16:18). Finally, Jackie Redmond of the NHL Network joins the gang for the daily Wake 'n' Rake segment, presented by Unibet! They preview everything ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley cup finals tonight and find the value bets to cash in on (25:58). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 2: Jays Summer Expectations + Nick Kypreos' Game 5 Preview
3d ago
Hour 2: Jays Summer Expectations + Nick Kypreos' Game 5 Preview
In the second hour of The FAN Morning Show, JD Bunkis & Ailish Forfar are joined by co-host of The FAN Drive Time Ben Ennis to discus the hard-luck history of the Kings in the NBA Draft, before shifting gears to the Blue Jays' bullpen concerns, some possible remedies on the trade market, and the expectations for the Jays as summer approaches (05:19). Later on, co-host of Real Kyper & Bourne Nick Kypreos joins JD & Ailish to preview Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final tonight, and looks ahead to if the Lightning will live to see another game and how this series could affect Tampa's legacy (33:32). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 1: Koloko Heads North + The A-List!
3d ago
Hour 1: Koloko Heads North + The A-List!
In the opening hour of The FAN Morning Show, JD Bunkis & Ailish Forfar breakdown everything from the NBA Draft. They provide instant analysis on the Raptors' selection of Christian Koloko with pick #33, where they see him fitting in next year, and go over their winners and losers from last night's draft with a focus on the Kings. JD then gives his take on the entire Kyrie Irving-Brooklyn Nets saga and offers some possible solutions, before sharing a thought on Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. Finally, it's a Friday edition of the A-List featuring crying over spoiled milk and Russian hockey culture (42:02).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 3: Blake Murphy's NBA Draft Primer + Wake 'n' Rake!
4d ago
Hour 3: Blake Murphy's NBA Draft Primer + Wake 'n' Rake!
In the final hour of The FAN Morning Show, JD Bunkis and Ailish Forfar are joined by the host of Jays Talk Plus Blake Murphy to preview everything NBA draft (00:21)! How does he see the order shaking out tonight? What does he see the Raptors doing? Is there any validity to the rumours of OG wanting out of town? In the Wake 'n' Rake today presented by Unibet, JD gives your his best NBA Draft prop, Ailish has some diamond picks, and Blake is going prop hunting (24:28)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 2: Michael Grange on OG Rumours & Canadian Draft Targets + Colorado's Brilliance w/ Anthony Stewart
4d ago
Hour 2: Michael Grange on OG Rumours & Canadian Draft Targets + Colorado's Brilliance w/ Anthony Stewart
Hour 2 of The Fan Morning Show is here! JD Bunkis & Ailish Forfar are joined by Anthony Stewart to talk through Colorado's Game 4 win, the grittiness that exists within this team, and the controversy surrounding Nazem Kadri's game-winning goal (09:36). Later on, Michael Grange joins the show to discuss the validity of the recent OG Anunoby trade rumours, before moving on to the NBA Draft to highlight which Canadians are poised to be selected (30:06). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 1: Controversy Creates Champions? A Full Game 4 Breakdown + OG Trade Rumours
4d ago
Hour 1: Controversy Creates Champions? A Full Game 4 Breakdown + OG Trade Rumours
In the first hour of The FAN Morning Show, JD Bunkis & Ailish Forfar breakdown the missed call from last night's Stanley cup final and the lasting ramifications it could have, before re-visiting the Nazem Kadri trade from the Leafs and everything that has followed since. JD then talks about the trade rumours surrounding the Toronto Raptors and OG Anunoby, and shares why he thinks it's bogus (26:19). Finally, Ailish brings you a baby-Friday version of the A-List featuring: THE Ohio State university, Lewis Hamilton, and much more (37:08)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 3: Dan Shulman on the Blue Jays Pitching Concerns + Wake 'n' Rake!
5d ago
Hour 3: Dan Shulman on the Blue Jays Pitching Concerns + Wake 'n' Rake!
In the final hour of The FAN Morning Show JD & Ailish are joined by Sportsnet play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman (00:52) to talk about the state of this Jays team, potential bullpen solutions, the starters, and the continued great play of Alejandro Kirk. Blake Murphy then rejoins the gang for a Wednesday edition of Wake 'n' Rake (18:32). They re-litigate last night's Wingsanity and take a look at the Stanley Cup finals. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 2: Kris Versteeg  + Bassist Duncan Coutts from Our Lady Peace!
5d ago
Hour 2: Kris Versteeg + Bassist Duncan Coutts from Our Lady Peace!
Former NHLer Kris Versteeg joins JD & Ailish to talk about the Avs and Lightning series, looks back on his experiences playing in the Cup Final, and weighs in on where his former teammate Patrick Kane may end up (01:10). Next, Our Lady Peace bassist Duncan Coutts joins JD to talk about his love for Toronto sports and the band’s upcoming concert at Massey Hallon June 24th (34:10)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 1: Tough Loss for the Blue Jays + Wing Eating Contest Breakdown
5d ago
Hour 1: Tough Loss for the Blue Jays + Wing Eating Contest Breakdown
Ailish & JD go over last night's wing eating contest at St. Louis Bar & Grill: who won and more importantly who lost!  They then talk about the Blue Jays' tough loss to White Sox: Just how overwhelmed has the bullpen become? And what are the possible solutions? Next they touch on Auston Mathews winning the Hart Trophy & Ted Lindsay Award and what it means going forward. Finally, a Wednesday edition of the A-List featuring Trevor Lawrence, potential Blue Jays All Star selections, and LIV + PGA news (35:51). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 3: Matthew Barnaby on Everything Stanley Cup Final
6d ago
Hour 3: Matthew Barnaby on Everything Stanley Cup Final
In the final hour of The FAN Morning Show, 15-year NHL veteran Matthew Barnaby joins to discuss Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, if the Lightning have turned a corner, the play of Nikita Kucherov, and how he sees the series playing out from here (00:30). Blake Murphy re-joins the crew for Wake and Rake presented by Unibet. They preview the wing eating contest going down at St. Louis Bar and Grill tonight, before offering their best bets for tonight's Jays-White Sox game!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 2: How Concerned Should We Be About the Blue Jays' Pitching?
6d ago
Hour 2: How Concerned Should We Be About the Blue Jays' Pitching?
In the second hour of The FAN Morning Show, JD & Ailish welcome on the host of The FAN Drive Time Stephen Brunt (00:38) to discuss the Jays' 8-7 loss to the White Sox, the options the team has to upgrade the bullpen, and what might be troubling Kevin Gausman recently. JD & Ailish then go over the Kyrie Irving saga in Brooklyn and what resolution we might see. Finally, we head to the text-line for to answer your questions (31:00)!   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 1: Ailish Reviews the Canadian Grand Prix
6d ago
Hour 1: Ailish Reviews the Canadian Grand Prix
In the first hour of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish returns from Montreal and the Canadian Grand Prix to give you a review of her experience! JD then outlines the problems with the Blue Jays in their loss to the White Sox and Kevin Gausman's struggles in June. Finally, the A-List returns (38:23)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 3: Shi Davidi's Weekend Wrap + Wake and Rake w/ Blake Murphy!
1w ago
Hour 3: Shi Davidi's Weekend Wrap + Wake and Rake w/ Blake Murphy!
Shi Davidi joins the guys to recap the Jays’ tough weekend set vs the Yankees. They discuss how aggressive the front office should be to get the bullpen some help, if winning the division is still an attainable goal, and Nate Pearson's latest physical set-back in what seems to be a trend (00:20). Blake Murphy later joins for Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet. They discuss value bets in tonight’s Blue Jays-White Sox matchup, Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, and assemble their daily parlay (23:55)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 2: Can Tampa Claw Back at Home? w/ Luke Fox
1w ago
Hour 2: Can Tampa Claw Back at Home? w/ Luke Fox
Luke Fox joins JD and Sam McKee to recap the Avs’ dominant 7-0 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final (01:03). Have the Lightning’s back-to-back Cup runs finally caught up to them? Is there any way for the champs to get back in this thing? And how will Colorado be able to keep all their young and electrifying upcoming free agents after this playoff run? The guys also recap an exciting F1 weekend in Montreal with Max Verstappen winning the Canadian GP, while Matt Fitzpatrick had a dramatic win at the U.S. Open, the 1st major win of his career (18:17). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 1: The Jekyll and Hyde Jays
1w ago
Hour 1: The Jekyll and Hyde Jays
JD and Sam McKee recap the Blue Jays’ 10-9 win over the Yankees to close out the series on a high, before they air out their frustrations with the bullpen and why the offence seems to embody "Jekyll and Hyde". They also quickly touch on Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, where Colorado looked to be just too much for Tampa Bay (30:11). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Hour 3: Is the Celtics' Window Closed? w/ Blake Murphy + Wake and Rake!
17-06-2022
Hour 3: Is the Celtics' Window Closed? w/ Blake Murphy + Wake and Rake!
Blake Murphy joins JD and Sam to discuss the malaise surrounding the 2022 F1 season, the Celtics’ influx of turnovers in Game 6, Boston’s dwindling championship window, and Andrew Wiggins’ breakthrough with the Warriors. Later, it’s time for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! The team tees up the betting lines for tonight’s Blue Jays-Yankees series opener, where the odds sit after Round 1 at the U.S. Open, and Saturday’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:53)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
Hour 2: Daniel Ricciardo on Canadian GP & McLaren Comfort + Warriors Cement Their Dynasty
17-06-2022
Hour 2: Daniel Ricciardo on Canadian GP & McLaren Comfort + Warriors Cement Their Dynasty
JD hosts alongside Sam McKee! They share their thoughts on Kevin Gausman’s recent struggles and the Blue Jays’ noticeable void in the bullpen. Afterwards, they discuss the Warriors winning the NBA title, Boston’s abysmal performance on their home floor, and Steph Curry further solidifying his legacy by elevating the Warriors to a championship and winning Finals MVP (17:51). Later, Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1 driver for McLaren and eight-time Grand Prix winner, joins the show to discuss F1’s long-awaited return to Montreal, his experience winning the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix (the first of his career), and the growth of Formula 1 in North America (38:36). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
Hour 1: Peter Forsberg on Colorado's Cup Chase and Mats Sundin Friendship
17-06-2022
Hour 1: Peter Forsberg on Colorado's Cup Chase and Mats Sundin Friendship
Peter Forsberg, Hockey Hall of Famer and two-time Stanley Cup champion, joins JD Bunkis and Sam McKee to discuss Colorado’s impressive run to the Cup Final, his signature shootout move, Andrei Vasilevskiy’s prolific playoff resume, and his relationship with fellow countryman Mats Sundin. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
Hour 3: Big Game Wiggins and Curry's Evolving Legacy w/ Michael Lee + Wake and Rake!
16-06-2022
Hour 3: Big Game Wiggins and Curry's Evolving Legacy w/ Michael Lee + Wake and Rake!
Michael Lee, sports enterprise reporter for the Washington Post, stops by to discuss Andrew Wiggins’ importance to the Warriors’ championship quest, Steph Curry’s irrefutable legacy as one of the most influential players in NBA history, and the pressure facing Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown heading into Game 6. Later, Blake joins JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet. The team tees up the betting lines for today’s Blue-Jays Orioles finale and Game 6 of the NBA Finals. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (23:02). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
Hour 2: Jack Campbell Buzz w/ Nick Kypreos + Jays Trade Urgency w/ Jeff Blair
16-06-2022
Hour 2: Jack Campbell Buzz w/ Nick Kypreos + Jays Trade Urgency w/ Jeff Blair
Nick Kypreos, former NHL forward and co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, joins JD and Ailish to discuss his takeaways from Colorado’s series-opening win in the Stanley Cup Final, what adjustments the Lightning will need to make in Game 2, and Jack Campbell’s current contract situation. Afterwards, Jeff Blair stops by to chat about Brandon Hyde’s rationale for pitching to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in extra innings, Charlie Montoyo’s decision to let Yimi Garcia face Ryan Mountcastle in the eighth inning, the level of urgency for Ross Atkins to augment the bullpen, and how the Jays can navigate Hyun-Jin Ryu’s contract (31:23). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.