After spending half the summer guest hosting Sportstalk for Dan Russell on CKNW 980 in Vancouver, David Pratt has been rewarded with his own show, weekdays 7pm to 9pm on that same station, as the Newstalk channel expands its sports coverage. This is great news for those of us who listen to sports talk radio in British Columbia and are tiring of the Team 1040/1410 content. Big Daddy is back and no longer has to live under the shadow of Don Taylor, he's free to blossom. I have trouble listening to that afternoon show ever since B-Mac took over for Pratt. It's as though that job requires a flagrant jack-ass to be entertaining.
It needs to be said that there are drawbacks to Pratt; 1) he makes frequent factual errors, 2) he over-sensationalizes stories that are far from sensational 3) he's a douchebag, albeit the manner in which he is a douchebag makes him a more entertaining host for talk radio.