The FAN Morning Show

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.

Recent Episodes
Aug 17, 2022
Hour 3: Bills GM Brandon Beane on OBJ and 2022 Expectations + Wake and Rake!

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane joins the show to discuss the possibility of Odell Beckham Jr. signing in Buffalo, expectations for the upcoming 2022 season, Josh Allen’s continued maturation, the Bills’ resurgence over the past few seasons, and the organization’s intimate relationship with the Buffalo community. Later, Blake stops by for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet. The team tees up the betting line for today’s Blue Jays-Orioles game and assembles their daily Wake and Rake parlay (25:36)!

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.

Aug 17, 2022
Hour 2: Bullpen Reinforcements w/ BNS + Bill Ripken on Bo's Approach

Ben Nicholson-Smith, co-host of the At The Letters podcast, joins JD and Ailish to discuss the Blue Jays’ recent slump, Bo Bichette being demoted to seventh in the batting order, Alek Manoah’s workload, the organization’s plans for Yusei Kikuchi, Julian Merryweather’s impending return to the Big Leagues, and the Jays’ interest in free agent Ken Giles. Afterwards, Bill Ripken, former MLB infielder and current MLB Network analyst, stops by to chat about what advice he’d give Bo Bichette amidst his current struggles, his aggressive approach at the plate, the Blue Jays’ recent offensive woes, and the air-tight playoff battle in the American League (28:03). 

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.

Aug 17, 2022
Hour 1: Jays' Cold Bats, Bo Bumped Down, and Playoff Hopes in Jeopardy

JD and Ailish discuss the Blue Jays’ 4-2 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday, the team struggling to score runs after Vlad Jr.’s two-run shot in the first inning, Toronto’s recent defensive miscues, and Bo Bichette being dropped down to seventh in the batting order. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (26:39)! 

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.

Aug 16, 2022
Ailish Hour: OBJ to the Bills? w/ Nate Geary + WJC Check In w/ Steven Ellis

Nate Geary, Buffalo Bills pre-game and halftime show host on WGR 550, joins Ailish to discuss his early impressions of Bills first round pick Kaiir Elam, his takeaways from Buffalo’s first pre-season game, Von Miller’s fit on the Bills’ defence, and Odell Beckham Jr.’s chances of signing in Buffalo. Later, Steven Ellis, web editor for The Hockey News, checks in from Edmonton to chat about the cloud hanging over this summer’s World Junior Hockey Championship, Team Canada cruising into the quarter-finals with a perfect 4-0-0 record, Connor Bedard’s showing so far during the tournament, and his assessment of Leafs prospects Matthew Knies and Topi Niemela (28:27). 

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.

Aug 16, 2022
Hour 3: Patriots' New Offence and Pickett's Debut w/ Doug Kyed + Wake and Rake!

Doug Kyed, NFL reporter for Pro Football Focus, joins the show to discuss his latest story about the Patriots’ new offensive system, Lamar Jackson’s fascinating contract situation, Kenny Pickett’s chances of winning the Steelers’ starting quarterback job, and potential suitors for Jimmy Garoppolo. Then, JD and Ailish head back to the text line for more comments and questions from listeners. Later, Blake stops by for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! The crew tees up the betting lines for tonight’s Blue Jays-Orioles game and construct their daily Wake and Rake parlay (26:25)! 

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.