Bob Lobel Back Doing WBZ Sports. In the Morning. On The Radio.

Thanks to for passing the link along:

Lobel To Anchor WBZ Radio’s AM Sports Next Week

Former WBZ-TV sports anchor Bob Lobel will be back in the building next week to take over the morning sports reports on WBZ Radio.

The move is not permanent though, WBZ Radio says. He’ll be on air from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6. “It’s an honor to be able to follow a legend, even if it’s only for a week,” Lobel said.

Lobel’s last newscast on WBZ-TV was on April 29. Lobel was part of the WBZ Team for almost 30 years.

Longtime WBZ Radio sports anchor Gil Santos retired from the early morning sports slot earlier this month. Santos joined the WBZ Radio team back in 1971.


  1. says

    Say what you will, when you get a sports report from Lobel, he says it as it is – he gives us the “real” story not the cowtow to anyone – teams or otherwise. Don’t you want to know the truth about what’s going on with our sports teams? I do. Also, people in glass houses . . .


    • Indy says

      I agree. I listened (and cringed)the past two days with his folksy ad-libbing. He never reported on any sports scores of games played by non-Boston teams. I’m glad he is only on for a few days; he would be a disaster as a full time replacement for Gil Santos.


  2. Chris says

    Be on the lookout for 24 instances of ‘Why don’t WE get players like that?’ That’s six instances per day, for a total of 24.


    • says

      That was shortlived. Lobel had to drop out because he was going to have back surgery in October which was followed by weeks of post-surgery rehab. Oldies 103.3 named a new morning team in November – Chris Zito and Karen Blake.