Entercom Boston announced this morning that Vice President of Programming for WEEI and WRKO, Jason Wolfe, is “‘leaving the company.” They also said an announcement on a replacement would come shortly.
“Jason Wolfe has defined sports talk radio, not only in Boston, but around the country as well. There are very few people who have influenced an industry like Jason has,” said Jeff Brown, VP/Market Manager at Entercom Boston. “From his work with the Jimmy Fund and the Red Sox’s historic championship run to WRKO’s engagement with politics, Jason’s behind-the-scenes work has made an impact few people will ever understand. We thank Jason for all his hard work, dedication to Entercom, and his commitment to the Boston community.”
However, in a separate letter, Wolfe stated that “Entercom has chosen to replace me because they feel it is time for a change with my position.” (They fired me.)
In some eyes, the move has been expected for quite a while, not only because of the declining ratings of the station, but also because of the perception that Wolfe had already been deposed and that Jeff Brown was personally making all of the recent moves at the station.
Wolfe was with WEEI for 22 years, having been brought in by Glenn Ordway and then replacing him as programming chief.