Bob McCown brings his podcast to SiriusXM

Legendary sports talk personality Bob McCown is the latest broadcaster to sign with SiriusXM Canada.

The Bob McCown Podcast, which the former Sportsnet host launched in May of 2020 after parting ways with the network a year earlier, will be featured in SiriusXM’s collection of podcast content. In addition, new episodes of the podcast will premiere first as shows on Canada Talks (channel 167) at 6 p.m. ET weekdays, starting today, before being made available on the SXM App and other major podcast platforms. SiriusXM says the collaboration will also include the creation of additional content.

The Bob McCown Podcast is co-hosted by John Shannon and initially made its radio debut on Sauga 960 AM (CKNT-AM) this past March.

“For over thirty years, Bob ‘Bobcat’ McCown has been an iconic figure in sports radio, making outstanding contributions to the industry and building the category in Canada,” said John Lewis, Senior Vice-President, Programming and Operations, SiriusXM Canada, in a release. “We are thrilled to have him share his sports commentary and opinions with SiriusXM Canada listeners as we work together to take our sports programming to the next level.”

“I’m very pleased to be working with the team at SiriusXM Canada to bring my podcast to their engaged subscribers,” added McCown. “I look forward to sharing new podcast content later this year and continuing to bring stories and conversations to SiriusXM’s Canadian sports fans.”

McCown is the latest broadcaster to join the Canada Talks lineup, which also includes retired CBC Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge, former Bell Media Ottawa personality Dahlia Kurtz, and veteran journalist and talk host Andrew Krystal.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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