With the recent sacking of the Mustard and Johnson Saturday morning program, Entercom has now announced their new schedule for the weekends:
Beginning Sunday, September 7th, Michael Felger takes over as host of NFL Sunday, the pre-eminent Patriots football pre-game show, from 9:00am to noon. Felger will be joined by two regular contributors to the program, New England Patriots Hall of Fame Linebacker Steve Nelson and Paul Perrillo, Senior Writer for New England Patriots Football Weekly. Tom Curran of NBC Sports.com will also call in every week to provide a national perspective on each week’s games. NFL Sunday will provide listeners with the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the Patriots as they prepare for their upcoming opponents.
After the game, it’s The Real Post Game Show with Big Show Flash Anchor Pete Sheppard, and two of the most respected and well versed former Patriots in town — Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie. The program airs immediately after every Patriots game, and will give listeners their first chance to discuss, break down and analyze the outcome. The Real Post Game Show airs from 4pm to 7:30pm, leading into the network’s coverage of Sunday Night Football.
On Saturday, WEEI is proud to announce the addition of The WEEI.com Radio Show. The new show will kick off this Saturday, September 6th at 9am, and will be co-hosted by WEEI.com editor Rob Bradford and Mike Mutnansky. Mutnansky has been a weekend contributor to WEEI in recent months and also hosts an afternoon drive show on WGAM 900 AM in Nashua NH. Bradford, of course, most recently wrote for the Boston Herald and is the author of two books, “Chasing Steinbrenner” and “Deep Drive”. In addition to covering the major sports stories of the day, the TheWEEI.com Radio Show will highlight the newly-created content on WEEI.com. Each of the regular contributors to the web site — Ron Borges, Will Leitch, Mike Petraglia, Alex Speier, Jeff Goodman and others — will appear on the show on a rotating basis.
It also appears we haven’t seen the last of “Yankees Talk”; regarding Mustard and Johnson, Jason Wolfe offered the following statement: “Craig Mustard and Larry Johnson have done a spectacular job on their Saturday morning shift, and I want to thank them very much for all they have contributed to the success of WEEI. They are certainly going to continue to be a part of our lineup in the weeks and months ahead, and we are also speaking with them about new and specific roles with WEEI.com. I am very excited to continue to work with both of them.”
From the announcement, it would appear that the Baseball show with Mike Adams, Sean McAdam and Steve Buckley is done for the season, it would stand to reason that some form of the show will return at some point, either for the postseason should the Red Sox make it, or next spring after the Patriots season concludes.
The cleverly named The WEEI.com Radio Show is clearly an effort to promote and integrate the new web site into the listenership. In monitoring the RSS feed of the blog postings from the site, the content has been steady, though not spectacular at this point. It will be interesting to see how things continue to develop with this experiment, and what tone it takes…will there be more reporting and digging up of facts, or will there be bombastic opinion similiar to what you can hear simply by turning the radio station on?
In an unrelated/related story, I’ve also been looking forward to the promised changes at Boston.com, as both Tony Massarotti and Chad Finn have assumed their new roles by now. I’ve haven’t seen anything of note yet, but will continue to monitor…