Bryan Angus has long been a favourite of mine. The veteran producer and radio host is an engaging, passionate, interesting voice to hear on the radio, so it was neat indeed when he invited me to join him on his morning show on “The Next Sports Star” network to chat about my eBook, “The Maple Leafs of My Youth: what beinga Leaf fan means to me”.
It was a wonderful chat. Bryan is Scottish (through and through) and proudly so. His Dad came over from Scotland many years ago and became, interestingly enough, as Bryan outlines in our discussion, a devoted Leaf fan. Bryan knows all about sports rivalries, being raised in the midst of the Celtic-Rangers soccer debate ‘back home’ that still lasts to this day back—just as the Toronto-Montreal hockey rivalry has never really died here. He knew exactly what I was talking about when I raised great old-time Leaf names like Eddie Chadwick and Frank Mahovlich (right).
In any event it was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with a fellow who knows his sports and also knows what it means to be a passionate supporter of a team—for life. My thanks to Bryan, who for many years was a fixture as a producer and sometimes on-air talent at The Fan 590 in Toronto. (If a link to the interview on today's show becomes available in the show archives, I'll include it here if I can.)