Ashley Docking Joins Sportsnet 590 The FAN as New Morning Show Co-Host

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– Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup with Brady, Docking and Burrill to debut tomorrow –

TORONTO (February 27, 2019) Sportsnet 590 The FAN is adding a dynamic new voice to the morning show mix as Ashley Docking joins Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup as co-host alongside Greg Brady and Hugh Burrill, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28.

“Ashley has been a fantastic contributor to the station’s programming for quite a while and I am thrilled that she is now stepping into this role full time,” said Dave Cadeau, National Format Director, Sports, Rogers Radio. “Ashley is energetic, passionate, and most importantly, extremely knowledgeable about a cross-section of professional sports. Her quick wit and sensibility are the perfect complement to Greg and Hugh. Together, they will give our audiences more of what they’re looking for during their morning commute – an entertaining and engaging show about the sports and teams Toronto fans are craving.”

A Scarborough, ON native, Docking began her career as a community reporter, writer and producer with the Edmonton Oilers before taking on the role of sideline reporter for NBA TV Canada in 2015 and digital correspondent for the NBA Summer League in 2016. From there, she became the sports anchor for CHCH in Hamilton and went on to act as reporter, host and producer with the National Lacrosse League. A former college basketball and soccer athlete, Docking is also a member of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s (OCAA) Hall of Fame.

“I couldn’t be happier to be joining Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup,” said Docking. “I’m particularly proud to be joining the country’s top sports talk radio station and I look forward to bringing a unique perspective to our audience. Greg and Hugh are both tremendous broadcasters and we’re all excited to get started and deliver a fun and fresh show to Toronto’s morning listeners.”

Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup with Brady, Docking and Burrill can be heard from 5:30-9 a.m. ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN in Toronto beginning tomorrow morning. Fans can also listen at Sportsnet.ca/590, the Sportsnet App, Radioplayer Canada App, Google Home and Amazon Echo.

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7 responses to “Ashley Docking Joins Sportsnet 590 The FAN as New Morning Show Co-Host”

  1. roger gonsalves says:

    Great that Ashley is in and working at the Fan. Good on her she is smart she knows her sports and she brings personality which allows the listener’s to hear her opinion and her jokes from time to time. She is a breath of fresh air

  2. G says:

    Brings credibility to sports radio and eliminates the sexist male dominated influences that are just sooo old. I tune in now just to hear that dynamic that she brings. Kudos Sportsnet! Congrats Ashley!

  3. Jeannie Beattie says:

    I end up listening to 590 because my husband is a die hard sports fan, I am sorry, but Ms. Docking is absolutely difficult to listen to. Her line of questioning has no substance. Her giggling is obsessive and enough about basketball. Guests who are interviewed are respectful but see through her inability to ask a straight forward interesting question.
    Regardless of whether it is a man or a women. The best person should be hired for the job. In my view she is trying too hard to fit in.
    It is a shame Bob is gone on prime time as well.
    Ratings will be interesting moving forward.

    • Denis says:

      Very well said…I agree with you 100%.
      She is very smart and understands sports but something is missing and her comments and questions make her co hosts and guests uncomfortable.

    • Brad A says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more Jeannie. I am impartial to the sex of a host, but partial to the quality of content. Ms. Docking dominates much of the show either interrupting, talking over or giggling through her co-hosts’ opinions/questions. It would appear to me that there is some tension between the morning crew and has made it difficult for me to tune in daily – as I have for years and years. I also agree that the loss of Bob McGowan has impacted the frequency to which I listen to Prime Time, which again, was at one time, an everyday occurrence.

  4. TJ says:

    I think she just has a different style. She knows sports and I actually find her ability to stick to sports versus trying to talk about other current events refreshing. Too many sports personalities offer their opinion on topics beyond their expertise and I turn the station. Keep being you Ash.

  5. Tim says:

    I applaud Sportsnet for trying, but they have to realize at some point that this is just not working. Ashley is the main reason I have listened to Sportsnet’s competition more and more in the mornings recently – and that’s saying something because I don’t really like either of the co-hosts at all.

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