Both local sports radio stations are finalists for Marconi Awards this year.
98.5 The Sports Hub is a finalist in the Sports Station of the Year category. WEEI 93.7 is a finalist in the Legendary Station category.
A full list of the finalists can be found here: Marconi Finalists Announced.
Other Boston stations reaching the finals are Carter Alan of WZLX is up for Major Market Personality of the Year (Among others he’s going against Boomer & Carton of WFAN). WJMN is up for Major Market Station of the Year, WBZ-AM is up for News/Talk Station of the Year, and WZLX is up for Rock Station of the Year.
If you missed it at the end of last week, the Boston Globe shuffled up its Bruins/NHL coverage. Fluto Shinzawa has been promoted up and will be writing the NHL Sunday Notes and the On Hockey columns, previously written by Kevin Paul Dupont, who will be in more of a general features/columnist type of role, as well as continuing his Sunday Second Thoughts column.
Former Red Sox beat writer Amalie Benjamin will be taking over the day-to-day beat writer role.
Over at NBC Sports Radio Boston 1510, they’re continuing to build up their local lineup. Pete Sheppard is going to be joined in the afternoons by Darwin Zook (@DarwinZook ) who will be Sheppard’s co-host moving forward.
Zook, is an interesting guy, with a varied background which includes playing college basketball at UC-Santa Cruz, being an assistant coach at Emmanuel College, being a contestant on NBC’s Love in the Wild, a Reporter at Dirty Water TV NESN, and a location manager for several production companies who were filming in the Boston area.
In addition, look for an announcement coming soon that Ron Borges will also be joining the station on a daily basis in some capacity.
I’ll admit that Stan Grossfeld’s feature today – What it’s like for Aaron Hernandez in jail – was fascinating to read. It did however leave me a bit uncomfortable with giving more attention to him as a celebrity. We still haven’t learned a whole lot about the victim in this case, and while this feature doesn’t glorify Hernandez, it’s still giving attention to a (alleged) criminal.
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