But he’s staying with sports - just announced as the new play-by-play man for CKRM coverage of Sask’n Roughrider radio football - will also do a 3 hour radio show on weekdays.
Longtime Regina pbp man Rod Pederson was deposed late in 2018 after 20 yrs on the job.
Taylor hasn’t done a ton of play by play. During his 5 yr stint in Wpg. for CKND/Global (morning show host) he did U of M Bison football so thats a start.
Was a versatile TSN rounder the last 3 or 4 yrs on the network. Great CFL analysis - a reliable reader, too. Was hoping they’d give him some exhibtion and non-counting late season games to groom him to replace Rambunctious Rod Black - but I guess Blackie is the happiest mope in town now.
TSN should have enough spinners and dealers to gap fill for Taylor. . . . . so long as Natasha remains their top girl. Klondike Kate also does a ton of stuff beyond the scores desk, too! This would be a great opportunity to elevate Awesome Brodie Lawson to the sports desk - but I fear she’s already left TSN for greener pastures!
Taylor has some work to do in Regina & area. Pederson was an over-the-top personality who took it personally if he was just called a down-in-the-mouth homer. He was so homered up Babe Ruth woulda been jealous. Even mealy-mouthed riderfan homers were often embarrassed by Rod’s crazy-talk and homersim. Taylor will be forced to change his personality if he wants to compete with Pederson in the homerooski category!