This one kind of came out of nowhere. Randy Tieman, who in addition to anchoring the evening and late-night sportscasts on CTV News in Montreal hosts the early afternoon show on TSN Radio 690, is leaving the latter gig. Tieman made the announcement on Friday's show that that would be his last one.
It's unclear to me at this point why he's leaving (I missed the announcement, in case that provided some clue), but I've asked Tieman and CKGM station manager Wayne Bews for comment. I'll update this if I hear from them.
Thanks everyone for the kind words.i hope i made you smile at some time and it was a pleasure talking with all of you.
— Randy Tieman (@SportsStache) December 21, 2012
Tieman's two gigs made for gruelling work days, as he would come into TSN's studios for a show from noon to 3pm, then to CTV to prepare for the 6pm news and working through to just after midnight, when the late-night news would end, he'd pretape a segment for the next day's noon newscast and could finally go home.
Hopefully this will mean Tieman has more time to sleep and do other things the rest of us do with those extra four hours a day.
Tieman clarifies on Twitter that he'll still be "kicking around at times."
No announcement has been made about who will replace Tieman.
Tieman's departure prompted lots of chatter on Twitter from his fans, including many coworkers:
— Mitch Melnick (@HunterZThompson) December 22, 2012
— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) December 21, 2012
Randy @sportsstache Tieman will be missed he is one of those calming guys when things r out of whack, ole Randy puts things in perspective!!
— bobby dollas (@bobbydollas1) December 21, 2012
— Jessica Rusnak (@JessRusnak) December 21, 2012
I'll never forget the great radio @sportsstache did in tribute to Gary Carter. Was always a pleasure to talk to you, Randy. Best of luck!
— Dave Kaufman (@TheKaufmanShow) December 21, 2012
Been a pleasure to see @sportsstache 's smiling face (at least the portion not hidden by a stache) every day for 3 years. Gonna miss it.
— Rod Francis (@InRodWeTrustMTL) December 22, 2012
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) December 21, 2012
As Prod of TiemanShow for the last 3 yrs I just want to thank @sportsstache for being a mentor & a friend,helped me grow more than I can say
— Sean R Campbell (@seanrcampbell) December 21, 2012