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An unbiased review of the Bro Jake Show on Team 1040

The Bro Jake Show (also featuring Dave Pratt who is curiously not in the title of the show) premiered on Team 1040 this week and the early reviews on Twitter are well… terrible.

Here’s a sampling:

@SocialAssassin2Only a minute away from the beginning of the end. #GrandpaJake @TEAM1040 

@captain_kirk87Turn on #team1040 and the tragically hip are on. So Bro Jake never left rock 101 he just brought it across the street.

@BrowntoBureLol, people going off about the new morning show… I tried to warn you. Bro Jake should be fired by 9am. What a washed up hack.

Don Taylor wasn’t too happy with comments like these on Twitter, resorting to unoriginal name calling on the afternoon show. While I agree that people tend to overcriticize things on Twitter and can comment in poor taste, Taylor sounded like a dinosaur. He also doesn’t realize that the critics on Twitter are listeners of the Team 1040. They are your core audience and they hate the idea of a non-sports guy coming to host a show on their favourite station. If there’s one thing that the media is poor at criticizing, it’s criticizing themselves.

To be honest, the Bro Jake Show (6-10am on Team 1040) is about what I expected. Jake has brought the same show that he had on Rock 101 for years, but instead of playing classic rock, he interviews guests and tries to talk sports. What has surprised me is how little time Dave Pratt spends talking on the air. It seems to be 70% Jake, 30% Pratt.

Jake will be bringing in a lot of big name guests from the music world, which will be interesting for some and not at all interesting to others. If you’re a fan of Off The Record on TSN, then maybe this format is for you. Personally, I don’t care what Ozzie Osbourne thinks about the Vancouver Canucks.

All in all, the Bro Jake Show is somewhat entertaining. Jake is good for a laugh here and there but that’s about it. The show begins to get really really terrible every time Jake tries to talk about sports. He knows very very little about sports and it’s uncomfortable to hear him try to fake it.

Last week Jake and Pratt had an interview on CTV where they proclaimed that they weren’t going to say a bunch of stats and they were going to be about entertainment. Of course nobody wants just a bunch of stats on the radio, but you do want someone knowledgeable. I already think I know more about hockey than a lot of people on the Team 1040, but Bro Jake makes them look like Bob McKenzie.

Listening to Bro Jake talk about sports is like listening to that guy that pretends to know what he is talking about come playoff time every spring.  You know the guy (everyone has someone like this in their life), he’s the guy that refers to the team as “we” like he’s a big fan and has all these opinions based out of hearsay and snippets of the few games he has seen during the season. That’s Bro Jake.

The Bro Jake Show is an attempt by 1040 to bring in a new audience. It’s an attempt to bring in the casual sports fan while assuming that the hardcore fans will listen to matter what. Judging by reaction I have seen, I think it’s a mistake.

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98 Response to An unbiased review of the Bro Jake Show on Team 1040

  1. Greg on September 11, 2013

    Amen brother. In just 3days they have me listening to 102.7. This morning was brutal and unnecassary. I am done with the morning show. For now , it's just so hard to listen too. #bringbackScotty

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    • Mike on October 24, 2013

      Can’t handle it. Used to like driving in on my commute and catching up on the sports but changed stations 2 days in a row after listening to them talk about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and some ridiculous fake ad which depicted human beheadings on Facebook .
      I guess I will have to find another place to get my sports fix in the morning. I guess that’s what happens when you hire a non sports guy to anchor your morning sports show.
      I wonder what the advertisers are thinking..

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    • kevin on October 30, 2013

      i kind of like the show. should have more whitecaps stuff on and i hope everyone realizes Bro is not there to be an expert but more to give a fan point of view and he's kind of funny. Pratt has all the knowledge and opinions that everyone likes to argue/comment about. i get my 40 minutes in on my commute and that's enough but don't mind listening to the old dudes ; not really expecting a gem no one else wants to get up at 3am to be on the radio.

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      • thud on November 7, 2013

        Pratt knows nothing. he goes from repeating old tired cliches to his staked out "provoking" viewpoints. Jake is an embarrasment

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  2. Dan on September 11, 2013

    While I get the hesitation, the show before was a huge snore. The ratings were obviously low for them to make a move like this so while people complain, they're a vocal minority. This show has been good for some laughs, even if it's in an embarrassing dad sort of way sometimes. n nI'm optimistic. Once hockey season is fully on the sports talk will be a lot easier to come by. If anything, I feel like Pratt should be stepping up if he really is supposed to be the "sports guy."

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  3. Chris on September 11, 2013

    I forgot how much I disliked Pratt until he came back on the air. I don't like his negativity, whether it's an on-air persona or not. He comes off as a poorly informed, angry old man and it's the last thing I need to listen to on my 30 minute morning drive. I was never a fan of Bro Jake – I don't like his crass humour and I often feel creepy just listening to some of his bits. This show sucks and the upcoming Canucks season is only going to further highlight this pair's inability to put forth an informative or entertaining morning program. Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's podcast is now available on Itunes and I'll be downloading that and listening to it on my morning drive.

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  4. Ryan on September 11, 2013

    Biggest disappointment I've had is how little local sports have been covered. Very little talk about the Lions (who came off a horrible loss on the weekend and who have brought in new players this week), the Whitecaps collapse on the weekend, and the C's 3 peat Monday night. It's been nfl, politics, and odd NHL guests. Not impressed.

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    • John on September 11, 2013

      I agree. There were so many great sports stories this weekend and yet we have to hear every old musician and retired sports haft (Bill Watters) tell Bro Jake how great he is. Oh and can someone tell Bro Jake to stop interrupting his guests with a stupid Rock 101 story

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  5. Jason on September 11, 2013

    I’m not a morning person –at all, and we are essentially inviting them into our homes for coffee every morning, only these guys are obnoxious and loud. Hello: is this Fox Sports North?

    Scotty and Company in all it’s incarnations actually kept you informed, and at its best you were hearing stuff from a buddy in a tone that fit with the morning. Bro Jake and Pratt are the drunks sitting on bar stools pretending to to be in the know by speaking their crass opinions louder than everyone else.

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  6. John on September 11, 2013

    You would never know it was a sports station. It was such a huge weekend in sports and I can't believe how little sports they discuss. Jake Edwards is painful to listen too. I have switched to Team 1410 for Mike and Mike just to hear sports in the morning again.

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  7. Simon on September 12, 2013

    Worst show ever. I've never heard barely a single discussion about the Canucks, Caps, etc. This morning they interviewed a guy called 'Tiny Johnson' for 10 minutes just talking about nothing other than the fact his name meant 'small dink'. I've moved over to the Team 1410 to actually hear about sports.

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  8. D.T. on September 13, 2013

    Hey Rob, Don Taylor here. Normally, I don't engage members of the pretend media but, in this case, I couldn't resist. Do you realize you accused me of unoriginal name calling then went on to call me a dinosaur? I'll contact the Pulitzer Prize people.We have a creative genius in our midsts!

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  9. Darren on September 13, 2013

    Hey Don, I am a long time fan of yours. I heard your comments about the twitter feedback in question and it did sound like you were trashing your listeners. I know you guys have to tow the company line but the morning show really is missing its demographic I think. You have to admit that. Its not like we hate the guys but well for me I really don't like the show and have listened for the past 4 days to give it a chance. n n Twitter is here to stay and despite allot of negative people it really is a useful tool with "great tweeters" like Botchford or Bob McKenzie for example. Embrace it don't trash it, it makes you sound old. ~from a 43 year old

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  10. D.T. on September 13, 2013

    Darren, n nDarren, thanks for the feedback. Look, I'm not stupid. I realize Twitter is here to stay and, at its core, it's an outstanding resource. I just get sick and tired off all the negativity and, as John Tortorella spoke of, narcissism on it. The world does not revolve around people on Twitter simply because they now have a relatively new means to express themselves to the rest of the planet. This attitude is made clear when someone like yourself thinks the people on Twitter who have criticized Jake and David make up our entire audience. Not a chance! n nTwitter is a part of social media with the emphasis, in this case, on media. Being in the media means being in the public eye. And when your in the public eye, you have to learn to take criticism. I love it when a person who tweets criticizes someone, gets criticized themselves then resorts to what has become a Twitter standard: "You're old, you don't understand " Here's what I do understand: When I shot back at people who were criticizing Jake and David, I was sticking up for two friends who, after one day on the job, were being bombarded by a small group of anonymous cyber-cowards. If that makes me old, find me a rocking chair.

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    • Darren on September 13, 2013

      I agree its easy to say things that are mainly to get a reaction and Its easy to be mean spirited and very negative and then hide behind anonymity. Transversely if there is a majority of feedback which is the same, there may be substance to it. nFair enough on sticking up for friends, I would probably do the same. n nCheers.

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      • D.T. on September 13, 2013

        Darren, n nThanks for the conversation. You have to understand this subject is a little emotional for me. I know how hard it is to start up a new show on radio and/or television. It's extra hard these days with the instant criticism. But that's the world we live in now and we have to accept that. And just to let you know: I go on Twitter every single day. Like I said, it's an outstanding resource. I wasn't knocking Twitter, just some of the people on it. n nThanks for watching and listening all these years, nDon

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    • C.C on September 14, 2013

      Hey Don Taylor. n nCharron here. Just wanted to let you know that you're old and don't understand. Part of the reason the "pretend media" exists is because sports fans in Vancouver was tired of hearing you and Pratt drone on about porn stars every afternoon. n nPerhaps you don't need to talk about sports to be a reasonably popular talk show, but I stopped listening to 1040 about four years ago and don't miss any of it. n nNice hair plugs, man.

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      • Tony on September 15, 2013

        And CC proves Don’s point.

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      • d.t. on October 12, 2013

        Cam, n nDon taylor here. Once again I can't resist pointing out a pretend media oversight. You called me old and then went on to finish your final sentence with "man". Cam, the 60's called, they want that word back. n nHope the career's going well, n nDon n n

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        • dave on October 13, 2013

          seems the guy who built a career on stealing everyones schticks is also a vain petty d-bag with an eggshell ego. the only reason hack bingo callers like you and the rest of the dinosaurs in the corporate whore media are always dissing social media is because real life in real time makes you irrelevant. What kind of moron tunes into watch your idiot fest of puns while you describe plays and report scores that anyone with half a brain watched hours before on the internet. its no wonder your arguments are so pathetic seeing as youve honed your chops catering to knuckle dragging mouth breathing douchebags all these years. current event from 60 year old rich white men. as if.

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  11. Jason on September 14, 2013

    I actually just switched to 1040 in the mornings from Rock 101 and love the show.I am a longtime fan of Bro Jake,and if 1040 is looking for a new audience,they have succeeded with me…..and I'm not old,I'm 22.

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    • Gitmo on October 1, 2013

      Hey Jason. Hows the interning thing at Bell working out?

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  12. B2B on September 14, 2013

    Hey Don, your Paul Morris impression is hilarious, I think you should do it more often….. nYou should be thrilled, this trash morning show is making you and Barry seem relevant again. n nHow about Jakes extremely offensive jokes about the Japanese? You get behind that too? nYou're washed up, time to move on. n nPs. Enjoying the hell out of watching Cybulski slowly taking your job away from you at sportsnet n nPPS. I'll drop the peanut butter sandwich and slap you around anytime.

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    • James C on September 14, 2013

      Good ol' BrowntoBure. Your the most narcissistic prick on twitter. Your opinions are constantly negative no matter what the circumstances, and frankly its embarrassing that the name Bure is in your handle. Its time you moved out of your mother's basement. n nP.S. , Don't forget to bring the screen that you hide behind with you. n

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  13. Shawn on September 14, 2013

    "Pretend media"… what a douchebag. And he wonders why people don't like him any more. Maybe get off your high horse and stop talking like you're above everyone else. So annoying. If you can't take criticism, get out of the business. Sekeres is by far the best host left on the station. Blake Price doesn't even seem half bad any more. n nYou don't have to very bright to conclude that Jake Edwards is a complete joke. He does not know anything about sports. He thinks the Seahawks are gonna win tomorrow night because they're close geographically close to Vancouver. He actually said that. He is clueless, nobody would argue that. Pratt, when avoiding politics, is decent but you can tell his heart isn't in it any more and I don't blame him. He's now a sidekick to a guy who had pretty much retired and is out to lunch with regards to sports. n nThe morning show with Chapman and Botchford was fantastic. Yea, they mixed in entertainment talk once in a while but it didn't dominate the show. Plus, they're both really smart guys who "get it". If Rintoul wanted off mornings, they should've just replace him with Pratt and left Chapman with him. There was no need to bring a pinhead like Jake in, unless they're trying to attract non-sports fans.Every morning it's like Jake and Pratt are having a contest to see who can drop more names. It's disgusting. n nI've listened to 1040 from the beginning. I've definitely wasted too much of my life listening to the station but that is not an issue any more. Ever since BNap went to the afternoon show, I have completely stopped listening to that show. The midday show is the only left worth listening to. What a shame.

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  14. Betty Henderson on September 14, 2013

    I hope Luongo reads this stuff. He can relax for a few minutes. Oh and the rest of the Team as well. Fun Read !

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  15. bro jake on September 14, 2013

    so don when did you want that bj?

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  16. Shane on September 14, 2013

    Charron, B2B and Shawn all bring up some very valid points and criticisms. Donny should take a cue from his hair and move on. I'm sure BMac won't miss Taylor waltzing into the studio 30 seconds before showtime. You can get by on your name for so long. People can see that the show prep isn't being done.

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  17. B2B on September 14, 2013

    Live on my own James, thanks for your concern. I do spend a lot of time in your Mother's basement though. nThe safe word is peanut butter.

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  18. GULLIBLE CANUCK FAN on September 14, 2013

    Stuff Don Taylor has beaten into the ground. "Taylorisms" n nNehayheigh n nHazel Mae's leather skirt n nWas it with his right khabi or left bulin? n nThe ___players last name__-ian one! n nBobby Lu(Yeah I coined that nickname check youtube back in 06-07 versus Detroit) n nGoal scored by Andrew Brunette, the assists go to Blonde and Redhead n nAll you young broadcasters out there if you get a chance to you "Brouhaha" you take it! n nJoffrey Lupul, the palindromeian one n nHey Gary(Valk) you left your[random object] here. n nPaul Morris imitation.. "Goal scoredaaaa my a numberrrrrrr 71 frank mahavolic" n

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  19. CK20 on September 15, 2013

    Don, don't listen to the haters. I may disagree with you regarding the morning show since I am not a fan of Bro Jake(like Pratt though) but I understand your position as they are your good friends. Also appreciate that you kept your posts respectful. Can't say the same about some of the others here.

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  20. Trevor on September 15, 2013

    hey at least it's not Moj in the Morning, amirite??

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  21. RobTheHockeyGuy on September 15, 2013

    Thanks for reading Don.

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  22. Jock on September 15, 2013

    It is the worst sports show I have ever heard. Actually it is the worst radio show period I have ever heard. I actually like Pratt but listening to Bro Jake is so painful. The guy just is not funny and he obviously knows zero about sports. After turning the dial in the morning I no longer listen to the Team 1040 station all day.

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  23. Listener on September 15, 2013

    D.T.:

    Here's what I do understand: When I shot back at people who were criticizing Jake and David, I was sticking up for two friends who, after one day on the job, were being bombarded by a small group of anonymous cyber-cowards. If that makes me old, find me a rocking chair.

    n nHey Don the morning show sucks. That does not make Bro Jake or Dave bad people. It just means the show doesn't work. Pratt is fine but Bro Jake has to go. I don't see why people voicing their opinion on twitter makes them a coward. These are the people who pay your wages by providing an audience. And don't be so sure it is a small group who hate this new show. At work we used to listen to Team 1040 all day and now the station gets switched at 6am because everyone hates the morning show. That means less ears for your show too later. Team 1040 needs to listen to the listeners before we are all gone. I have yet to speak with anyone who likes the show.

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  24. GGA on September 16, 2013

    Scotty, Botch, and Chapman (and Ferraro during hockey season) are a tough act to follow. I'm struggling to adapt to the new program. I'll continue to give them a chance, but I sure miss Scotty and Co. in the morning. nBTW, Don Taylor is the best! I'll take the Tayorisms all day long.

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  25. TruthTeller on September 16, 2013

    Jake Edwards is an train wreck on Sports Radio. It is embarrassing to listen to him fumble his way around sports talk let alone hear his tired jeu-de-mots such as 'out-of-control-room'. The show sounds like LG73 circa 1985. n nMr.Team was gracious enough to engage in some e-mail banter on the changes to the morning show. The previous incarnation of the show "ranks number 15 in the market" which "is not very good". Hence this appears to have been a factor driving the programming changes. So, apparently, as much as Scotty and Co. was well liked by the few, the masses did not share this view by was of listenership.. n nPeople 'in the know' say that the Team 1040 is speculating that the Sports-nuts will keep listening despite their acrimony toward Jake (there isn't anywhere else to go for local sports radio in the AM) and that Jake will bring in a new crowd of listeners so that an overall boost to ratings can be realized. I really hope the insiders are wrong. Jake is terrible. I hate Team1040 morning show now.

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  26. Jason on September 17, 2013

    Bro Jake is the best radio personality in Vancouver by far!!

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    • Truth Teller on December 16, 2013

      Hi Jake.

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  27. mark on September 19, 2013

    I don't use other types of social media so this is the only place and the only time I can voice my opinion. I wasn't optimistic about the change but was willing to listen if they blew me away. They didn't blow me away. I'll continue to drop in on the afternoon show but I've gone to night shows now.

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  28. Scotty McV on September 22, 2013

    Sorry there is no morning Sports Show on TEAM 1040 anymore. The powers that be moved a very informative format with Scotty and Co to 9pm. I listen to 1040 in the AM or used to. I now listen to The NHL channel on XM Radio. One more listener lost by 1040.

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  29. Hallsy on September 24, 2013

    Bro and Pratt are like listening to your wife or girlfriend comment on sports they have never played or owned a piece of sports equipment ,they have never played team sports they don,t understand team sports and team dianamics washed up lounge acts thats all they are ,move Bmac and Taylor to day shift they both have an insight because they both played some sports Pratt talking about the code in Hockey is funny doesn,t ever own a pair of skates ADIOS PRATT AND BRO

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  30. Rene on September 26, 2013

    Objective problems with the Bro Jake Show:

    1. Numerous factual errors by Bro Jake. Example: on September 26 stated that 49ers QB had thrown 4 touchdowns last 2 games (was actually 0 but 4 interceptions)

    2. Bro Jake can’t figure out how to transition between stories. Team 1040 management should listen to Sept 26 segment around 8:45 moving from Brett Favre story to Oakland QB concussion story for prime example

    3. Does Jake really have to ask “What do you think” of Pratt about so many topics…it’s sports radio man….have an opinion

    Positive: Makes Pratt look brilliant by comprparison

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    • Truth Teller on December 16, 2013

      Most of the time, Jake simply assumes the opposite view of Pratt. I am embarrassed for him.

      People may hate what Pratt has to say but you can't say that he doesn't back-up it up. When DP provides an option he follows it up with the how and why of why he thinks that way. People may not like that view or they may disagree with that view but, at the very least, it has substance.

      Jake, the low-brow, no-talent, I will be loud to it looks like I know what I'm doing, comes back with: "I disagree". Nice Jake. Nice retort.

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  31. Dave. T on September 26, 2013

    I’m another longtime morning show listener who is no longer tuning into 1040 morning show. I’m not going to be a “hater” but management has to know the bro jake show is just not working. I will be listening to sports podcasts on my morning commute until something worth while is back on 1040. PS. I’m 42 and stopped thinking the champ bit was close to amusing 15 years ago.

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    • Not happy with 1040 on September 27, 2013

      Jake Edwards lost his job at Rock101 for a reason, people were tired of listening to him. I’m a 37 year old sports fan that tried to give the new show a chance and at times still listen, but I now find myself tuning out in the morning more than ever. Sorry Jake but it’s just not working. You sound like a fish out of water, your knowledge of sports is not good enough and your recycled jokes and bits from 15 years ago are not funny anymore.

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  32. Craig on September 29, 2013

    The only good thing about Jake moving to the Team is that rock 101 is finally good in the morning again.

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  33. Gitmo on September 30, 2013

    The show is a trainwreck. Two old age pensioners rattling on about how much better it was in the good old days. Whatever empty suit made the decision to put these two losers on the air should be fired. But since its Bell and its all about ass kissing they will probably get a promotion

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  34. Gitmo on October 1, 2013

    This morning according to the "Bro" BAseball is the "sweet science" and that clkassic black sox scandal of 1929 was just a craaaaazy time, bro.

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  35. Shane on October 1, 2013

    How has Jake not been fired yet? The show won't last past Christmas in its current format. Anyone know what kind of rating these has-beens are getting?

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  36. BBall P on October 1, 2013

    The morning show is a snooze fest. Makes my ears bleed. I hope it is gone by Christman. Jake does not know sports. Even his commercials on 1040 suck. !040 screwed up royally here. Sports radio starts at 10 am in Vancouver

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  37. russellgburger on October 1, 2013

    I gave it a day and a half at the beginning but" horrible" does not do it justice. Utterly unlistenable. I've since switched to 1410 and listen to Mike & Mike, a couple of real sports guys with something to say. I tried Jake and Pratt for 10 minutes this morning just to see if things have improved…nope! Jake actually said that after the break they'd talk about something other than sports, and sounded relieved about it. He is clearly floundering. Pratt was never my favourite to begin with, but you can tell he is tortured having to deal with his idiot partner. Back to 1410 – too football heavy, and I sure will miss the morning recap of Canucks games, but I just cannot listen to the 1040 morning show. PS Huge Taylor fan – best hilight guy on the planet.

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  38. Paul Academy on October 2, 2013

    Bell is just hoping to get thru the "growing pains" and the lunkheaded Canuck fans will flock to the morning show during the season not caring whether it was Don Cheadle or Don Cherry talking about the beloved team the next morning. glwtt. Listening to the show next time.. close your eyes and you can hear rthe whine of the engines and the muffled screams as the plane is clearly not going to pull out of the dive and is going to slam into the mountain

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  39. James on October 3, 2013

    Thanks Team 1040…you have me getting back into Rick Clough these days. n n…what's a 12 letter word for unlistenable? B-R-O J-A-K-E & P-R-A-T-T. Gheesh. n n n.

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  40. Dan Russell on October 7, 2013

    Don Taylor is lame

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  41. Ask Hakan Loob on October 7, 2013

    Don Taylor is a legend.

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  42. SirJesto on October 8, 2013

    I'm listening to this show for the first time right now and it's….umm….eehhhhhhhh. not that good. n nB-Mac and Taylor are the best. I even liked Pratt and Taylor….but mostly for Donnie….. especially when he stuck it to Pratt….which was a lot :)

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  43. Cymbaline on October 8, 2013

    I googled "Bro Jake sucks on Team 1040" and found this thread. I like Jake on Rock 101 but really don't like him on Team 1040. I yell to the radio " Can we talk about sports now!!??" If I want entertainment news I'll go to TMZ. n nI'm a 51 year old female and Scotty and Co. put me onto sports I otherwise would never concern myself with because of their interesting talk. Golf for example. n nI tweeted respectfully to Team 1040 that Jake was great on Rock 101 but PLEASE bring back Scotty and Co.

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  44. Stan on October 17, 2013

    I’d be happier if they would move quicker through that it material and inform on sports. As a morning sports show it sounds too anecdotal. It’s really struggling to find an identity right now. I also feel bad for the interviewees. There’s always a tangential question around every corner that makes a rather vapid point, like when bj asked pang about the all time worst hockey parents. I could get into further mudslinging like the pack a day cigarette voices or the creepy in-synch laughter, constant musings on sexual overtones, constant lambasting of the same players (ovechkin and Phil kessel), and generally nonsensical bs. I don’t know, I’m giving it a chance, but it reminds me of the 90′s too much, and not in a positive way.

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  45. Jeff on October 23, 2013

    Wow. Pretty tiresome trying to read through all of these comments and (un)biased opinions. I guess what it all boils down to here is, Jake and Pratt are on the radio, Taylor is on the radio and tv, and no matter how the rest try to disguise their feelings with large words that they’ve no doubt had to google to even use properly in a sentence, they are all just bitter because they have reached their peak in life, that being the “pretend” media. Call it what u want, but to an (un)biased reader, the bitterness just radiates from the page.

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  46. Jordan on October 24, 2013

    I've tried to listen over and over hoping they will get better. I think the show is as bad or worse now compared to the beginning. I too miss Scotty, botch, and debraun.

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  47. gord on October 25, 2013

    I am a 60 yr old wasp ( for the demographic bean counters) and regular listener of the Team 1040..
    Scotty and Co. was a great show. Was there a more prepared host on the air? I marveled at his ability to speak without stumbling over his words ( contrast him to the early in his career Ray F and you know what I mean).
    imagine my surprise when I tune in to my favourite morning show and I hear Bro. Jake and Pratt? At first I thought I had the radio station and signal wrong. Too my surprise I did not !
    Now this part is for the bean counters. I do not listen to Team 1040 in the morning because
    Bro Jake is out of his element, plain and simple.
    What next, Dennis Miller hosting Monday Night Football.

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    • Truth Teller on December 16, 2013

      @Gord, c'mon…are you serious? Like you I like Scotty and I completely agree with your assertion regarding his preparation.

      But, Gordo, a spade must be called a spade: Scotty *perpetually* gets tongue tied. I don't know how you can say otherwise. Listen to the pod-casts if you need a re-wind. (Not that it matters, but, In my view this stems from his tendency to speak rather quickly. If you hear him on the evening show these days the pace of the show is slower an he thus has a more measured and deliberate delivery. He twists up his words with far less frequency than he did on the morning show).

      Scotty is great, but he word stumbled all the time while on the morning show.

      As an aside: Scotty equally as often backed himself into a verbal 'box' where he has to repeat a phrase a couple of times to 'get out'. Jake does that also but his 'out' is to simply get loud and attempt to string-it-together on the fly, which normally comes across bush league. Rookie/burgeoning broadcasters wouldn't be able to get away with that but for some reason Jake can.

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  48. Tyler on October 25, 2013

    I keep trying to listen, but Bro Jake is just annoying. I don't know how else to put it. Scotty and Co was a great show, I miss Team 1040 in the Am, I cant listen. Can we start a petition or something?

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  49. jaspal on October 27, 2013

    daddddy jake how are you……… n

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  50. Jimmy Stewart on October 28, 2013

    Bro Jake is the best radio personality in Vancouver by far!!
    The only reason I listen to the team is because Jake's there!
    I'm a fan and I'm ashamed to read some of the horse shit out there. Shame on you get a life

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    • Bro Hater on October 28, 2013

      This is obviously sarcasm….or I hope it is. I've been listening since day 1 of the station and I have heard every incarnation of radio teams and this, BY FAR, is the worst!! Bro Jake wouldn't be funny in a senior's home, had is so outta date!

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    • Sedin Sister on November 1, 2013

      its Bro Jake trolling the board trying to save his old useless wrinkly ass that was last relevant 30 years ago

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      • Jai Ram on May 1, 2014

        Really Jimmy Stewart- like WTF?

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  51. Blaine on October 31, 2013

    Sadly, I find myself here at 06:26 following my morning commute, trying to choke down The Bro Jake Show with my morning coffee. . I used to listen to Rock101, but moved to Team1040 in the mornings shortly after Elise joined the Bro Jake Show. Radio comedy is commonly low brow and and that’s fine, Bro Jake only interested me during the big contests. They had to give big $$$ away for us to listen. Although The Team sometimes had entertainment segments during slow times, like The Lockout, a listener could get to know the Hosts a little better and thus improve the Brand. Bro Jake and Pratt has made me CHANGE THE STATION. We are more inclined to tune into TRAFFIC RADIO. That’s right, Traffic is more informative, more entertaining. We want upbeat, informative, INFORMED and experienced morning sports programming. We Want to be prepared for our day’s sports. This show makes me angry in the morning. It just hurts. Sorry, Bro Jake, go buy a boat and go fishing.

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  52. Angus on November 1, 2013

    I have listened to team1040 on my morning commute for years. I haven't always loved the personalities but at least there was some solid comment on the sports world with a local focus. I've tried to make the transition to the bro jake show – I really have. I can't do it anymore. The show is appalling. Jake trying to talk sports is cringe-worthy. Pratt is his usual clueless, bombastic self. Both of them are embarrassing relics of a bygone era. Jake's commentary is about as relevant as a rotary phone and Pratt is getting dragged under. See you later, morning show. I'm switching to CBC.

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  53. Scott McLean on November 4, 2013

    I’ve been with this station, literally from day 1. I’ve experienced more hosts and host combinations than I would like to admit. Some I liked instantly, others I grew to enjoy, others I tolerated. I remember the morning show verbally attacking Trevor Linden, then there was accosting Bertuzzi’s wife, there we the Mckechee bumbling days, Moj bailing for a radio namesake, Pratt’s “alleged” plagarism…and it goes on. As a faithful listener, you see past the issues and identify with the hosts. …then comes along Bro Jake and Pratt!
    I don’t know who came up with this idea, but they need to check their reasoning, this just makes no sense! Who can identify with these two?! Bro Jake is straight up EMBRASSING! The sports fans of BC are too smart to be snowed by a good radio voice! He may be a good radio host but he is NOT a sports radio host! I know children who have more informed opinions than this clown! …and then there is Pratt, I am just sick of his whiny political points, sorry but we don’t care about you dislike of Gregor Robertson and the bike lanes, just like you don’t care about anything east of Boundary rd! He is like an old girlfriend that you hook up with when you are drunk. It seems like a good idea at the time but when you wake up in the morning an say “OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE?!!” The Pratt ship has sailed, move on!
    This massive public outcry has to be noticed by someone with influence at The team1040. We are the consumers. I just hope the team doesn’t wait too long!

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  54. Cymbaline on November 6, 2013

    I miss Scotty and Co's shows particularly after a game night. I liked hearing them break it down and get their incite. Listening to Jake and Pratt, I actually feel dumber :/ I keep hoping it will get better but it's getting worse.

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  55. oompa on November 7, 2013

    i tried listening a few times and was rewarded every morning with the usual cringe worthy terribleness. Now. i go to my computer at 7am to log on.. and i cant. i have to wait till 10. n nThe "show" is soooo bad its beyond the bad where its fun to listen to how terrible it is. It is just an utter failure.

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  56. Tigerrr22 on November 9, 2013

    Tough to listen to this morning show. A pair of couch potatoes passing themselves off as professional sports fans. Dumb and dumber 3.

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  57. Your Mom was great on November 26, 2013

    BREAKING NEWS – Dave the Pratt reports that his extensive research into the TV Rights behind the scenes sniffing out journalistic scoops consisted of him googling extensively ysterday..the 25th.. and not finding a sniff of anything. According to his not being able to find a blog or even I guess any info in a comment section the deal then of course kids, trust me on this one. Was top top top secret.

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  58. Your Mom was great on November 26, 2013

    Jet pictured above is not necessarily the jet that will be used to fly the Prize winner to Seattle. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008

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  59. Painful on December 1, 2013

    Ugh. So horrible.
    So disappointed with 1040

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  60. Tyson on December 4, 2013

    Bro Jake has now carried The Champ over…. This is so pathetic, was annoying 10 years ago and has not gotten any better. How has The Team not fired these losers yet. They are killing the station.

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  61. Ron on December 6, 2013

    Ug! Bro Joke and the Flatman.
    HORRIBLE radio. Please kill this show before it kills the station!

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  62. Bryan on December 23, 2013

    This is the worst morning show in Vancouver! I now listen to Bill Good. hake knows nothing about sports …same act on Rock 101 as it is now…and he got canned from there.

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  63. Jasvinda on January 6, 2014

    This show is SO PATHETIC…so disgusted that team1040 has let it go for so long already. KILL IT SOMEBODY. AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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  64. Cindy on January 10, 2014

    Okay Rob…it's time for a new review. How do you think the first 4 months went? Rumour has it the ratings are up??

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  65. O'grady on March 7, 2014

    Oh my f god this show is wrecking my commute bring back Scotty and the gang .
    Or at least hobo or fobo

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  66. hinoguy on March 13, 2014

    If it wasnt for stealing other sports announcers material, stateing the obvious, and hindsight, Pratt would be silent. PLEASE!!!!

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  67. Johnny Chen on April 10, 2014

    This is pathetic!!! This show has to be scrapped!!! Like yesterday.

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  68. Jai Ram on April 10, 2014

    Kill me already…Team1040 morning show is dead.

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  69. mark on April 12, 2014

    How much do I hate it? Obviously I don't listen in the mornings but even the short replayed segments throughout the day made me cringe. It was to the extent that when the evening guys say " and here's Crow from this morning on the…." I change the station.

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  70. mike on April 22, 2014

    I'm closing in on 50, I should be one of the few who finds this show somewhat entertaining.
    Not even close…

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  71. chris on April 23, 2014

    all bs aside give torts another year with new prospects we arent going anywhere for a couple years anyway.hes got the rt demeaner to deal with the core no bs take the young guys mentor them everyone is so negative its not an overnight fix so give him a chance.bieksa awsome keep kesler sedins second line kes on first but we need someone to work with him .for a guy just surviving cancer people in vancouver where i was born and raised posite attitude and sticking with an end goal takes more than1 yearthe one thing i can say is i sure am glad we didnt get eakins everyone talks about torts attitude but hes stuck to his guns on his system atta boy torts.i also think naslund will be the gmi am a canuck and when the tough get going we stick together like a team should once young guys inserted we will prevail thanks guys . the angry italian chris

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  72. Shooty Shiver on May 1, 2014

    THIS IS THE WORST TALK SHOW IN HISTORY OF TALK SHOW<<< PAINFULLLLLL!

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  73. Mark in Maple Ridge. on May 1, 2014

    The morning show is brutally bad – I don't listen any longer. Pratt is all about catch phrases and repeating himself – horrible !! And Jake ! Not a clue about sports; I'm quite certain I hear cue cards being shuffled in the background. These two old dudes just laugh and laugh, and they've never said anything remotely funny. And now, let's talk about Matt and Blake. Matt is so busy "setting up" his little show, that nothing relevant is said until maybe 10:20 a.m. He cares about satisfying his own needs, not about his listeners. Blake is just plain whiny. I'm 55. I should be in 1040's demographic, but I don't switch on the station until 2:10 when B-Mac hits the airwaves.

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  74. Mister J on June 26, 2014

    Just to keep this thread going… Yeah, I've been listening to the station, and particularly the morning show for as long as the station has existed. I can't believe how much I hate the morning show now. My wife is constantly telling me to turn it off, and I've been doing that more and more. I still enjoy most of the guests they have on the show, but every time Jake opens his mouth I just cringe. Pratt, at least, sort of knows what he's talking about, but he's not much better. I'm sick and tired of how factually incorrect they are on a regular basis. In the last week Jake has actually started full on swearing on air. Something like that doesn't really bother me, but seriously? Is he trying to be edgy or something? It's not working. It's just embarrassing.

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  75. Dominic on July 23, 2014

    Can anyone tell me how to check the local radio ratings so I have an idea when the Blo Jake show will be euthanized. Once that happens…I will turn 1040 on the morning again. I suggest Rob Fai and anyone be given a shot.

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  76. Bring in Burger on August 5, 2014

    Back to normal today and had to stop listening. Even there segments are terrible, shut the front door? really? I have listened enough and cant even think of another yet the other shows I could tell you all the segments.
    Mitch Burger last week was great, knows lots about other sports and is hilarious. Hopefully Mitch isnt to busy and they can fire Jake and bring this guy in everyday!
    Burger and Scotty
    Sekeres and Price
    Pratt and Taylor
    The Moj
    Stick B-Mac in the evening so I can get some sleep.

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    • d-dawg on August 5, 2014

      Same on my end. Pure bliss when Jake was gone for three weeks. For those glorious three weeks my dial was locked into 1040 in the AM. Today, the first day he is back, and I find myself station flipping when he cranks up his usual stupidity in futile attempt to be funny.

      I hope the ratings tank so Bell Media is forced to make a move. 'The Bro Must Go' campaign on Twitter appears to have lost its momentum. Glad to see others are coming here to sound off.

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    • Mark in Maple Ridge on August 6, 2014

      Might happen. Now that Taylor is out at Sportsnet, he'll now be available for 4 hours per day at 1040. Its already been confirmed.

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  77. Bob on August 7, 2014

    Pratt is lazy and Bro Jake is a poor man's poor ma's shock jock. http://youtu.be/jcJ9gj4feZI

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