David Pratt (Canadian broadcaster)

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David Pratt is a Canadian sports radio personality who works for CKNW since March, 2012. Until 2011, he hosted, along with Don Taylor the weekday afternoon talk show Pratt and Taylor on CKST ("The TEAM 1040") in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pratt has a running feud with former Vancouver Canucks general manager Brian Burke that often found its way on to the show. [1] A 30-year veteran of sports media, Pratt was formerly a correspondent and host of Last Call at sports cable channel TSN, and worked at Vancouver radio stations CKLG, CFUN, CHRX, CKWX and CFOX, as well as CFJC in Kamloops and CJAV in Port Alberni (where he began his broadcasting career as a DJ in 1974).

Previously, David Pratt worked for the Vancouver Province. On June 3, 2008, it was revealed by a reader that a recent sports column of Pratt's in the Vancouver Province contained two plagiarized lines from SI columnist Rick Reilly. He was subsequently released from his position with the Province, admitting that it was a dumb mistake and apologizing to Reilly for not quoting him as such.[2]

David Pratt had an infamous on-air incident when a PR stunt went badly. Pratt promoted on his radio talk show "All Da Ho's Luv the Pratt Man!" that he would shave the pubic hairs on his scrotum if the Vancouver Canucks, an NHL ice hockey franchise, hired John Tortorella as head coach of the sports team. The Vancouver Canucks announced Tortorella as the team's new coach on June 25, 2013. Two days later on June 27, 2013, David Pratt arranged to have his scrotum shaved live on-air during the radio broadcast of his show. A barber, named Sweet Ray Ray Dingle was brought in to shave Pratt's scrotum. The live shaving started at 10:15AM. All seemed to be going fine until Mr.Dingle suddenly stopped shaving Pratt's scrotum, dropped the razor and bit David Pratt's scrotum according to others present in the room. Loud screams could be heard by the radio audience until the station cut to commercial. As a result of the attack, David Pratt was rushed to St.Paul's Hospital's emergency room in Vancouver but lost both testicles as a result of the attack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Corina. "The life of Brian". vancourier.com. Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc. Archived from the original on May 4, 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "For the record". The Vancouver Province. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 

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