Following the report by Chad Finn on Boston.com, Glenn Ordway did come on the air today and he confirmed that he is out at WEEI after 27 years.
He made no attempt to spin the initial news and say that it was a mutual parting, or anything like that, he said that the company made this decision because the ratings of his show where not what they needed to be.
He started by talking about about his annoyance, not at Finn, but at the fact that this was leaked to Finn by someone involved with the station. He was not happy with how the Kevin Winter situation earlier this week was handled, confirming that Winter was fired, and didn’t like the leaks involved with that situation, saying he felt bad for Winter.
Some other items from the first 90 minutes of the show:
- He is not retiring. He’s got some projects he’s been working on, which he feels are the future of the industry and he will be seen and heard in the future.
- His plan is to stay through the end of the week.
- There was a lot of talk about what they’ve accomplished at WEEI, the record ratings they got, and how so many of the competition (Felger and Mazz in particular) got their on-air start with Glenn on the Big Show.
- Ordway was overall extremely positive about his time at the station, and the people he worked with. (Except for the moles.)
- Talked about Eddie Andelman, actually said his name on the air, and told some stories about how much Eddie hated Fred Smerlas, and that Glenn had fired Eddie’s son from a weekend show.
- He was pissed off at the reports that Pete Sheppard had been fired for doing something or that he and others at the station got Sheppard fired.
- Shocker: They play characters on the radio. It’s fake, goof.
It should be an interesting rest of the week, provided he actually does come back the next three days.