Chad Finn had it last week, but WBZ-FM made it official this morning when they named Scott Zolak to be the Patriots color analyst alongside Gil Santos this season. Here is the release: SCOTT ZOLAK NAMED COLOR COMMENTATOR FOR THE PATRIOTS RADIO NETWORK on 98.5 THE SPORTS HUB! Zolak Joins Veteran Play-by-Play Announcer Gil Santos … Continue reading Scott Zolak Officially Named To Replace Gino Cappelletti
Michael Felger trashed the Celtics all spring, and he then lost the ratings book for his entire station. Fact, not opinion. Well, it IS a fact, in the same way that Mike Felger states "facts" about the Celtics, Patriots, or whatever team/athlete/coach is in his crosshairs at the moment. A statement that may be factually … Continue reading Was It The Celtics, Or The Red Sox, That Killed Felger and Mazz?
Public ratings are out tomorrow, but Toucher and Rich are already celebrating. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the lineups do, considering how May went. https://twitter.com/Toucherandrich/status/223106677145214979 https://twitter.com/Toucherandrich/status/223106916329594880 https://twitter.com/Toucherandrich/status/223107008906268672 Update: Gresh and Zo are declaring victory over WEEI: https://twitter.com/GreshandZo/status/223155122400788480 https://twitter.com/GreshandZo/status/223155696491966464 //
98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich are profiled in the latest issue of Boston Magazine, in a feature by Alan Siegel. Revolution Radio While the column mostly focuses on the rise of Toucher and Rich, (and all of 98.5) and their backgrounds, it also looks at the fall of WEEI. A quick sample of … Continue reading Toucher and Rich Featured in Boston Magazine
This is the star that the Television home of the Boston Celtics has attached its wagon to: http://www.csnne.com/common/thePlatform/web_45/swf/flvPlayer.swf He is on their airwaves for about 8 hours a day, between the simulcast of the Felger and Mazz radio show, and UNO Sports Tonight and the repeat showings of that program. While most "green teamers" can … Continue reading Way To Go, CSNNE.
Thanks to Chad Finn (on vacation this week, but he still posted this to his blog) we have the Arbitron radio numbers from January. The trend continues. Morning drive: Toucher and Rich: 12.0 share. Dennis and Callahan: 8.6. Midday: Gresh and Zo, 11.8; Mut and Merloni, 6.0. Afternoon drive: Felger and Mazz, 11.0; The Big … Continue reading January Numbers See 98.5 Still Riding High
We've got a long ways to go until August, when the Patriots will play their first preseason game and debut what is almost certain to be a new broadcast team. It will be a topic of interest until the official announcement is made. Boston Globe media writer Chad Finn has said that long-time analyst Gino … Continue reading Thinking About The Patriots Radio Situation
The last few Fridays, I haven't been able to provide you with the megalinks. I have to do some today otherwise you'll stop visiting me. We begin as always with the Weekend Viewing Picks and there are quite a few for this snowy weekend in Southern New England. Now to your links. National Michael Hiestand … Continue reading Bringing Out Friday Megalinks
Red Sox principal owner John Henry made a surprise visit to the Felger and Massarotti show this afternoon, after taking exception to how he and the organization were being characterized by the duo. The interview was contentious at times, with the hosts asking very pointed questions of the Red Sox owner, and not always allowing … Continue reading John Henry Speaks Out On Felger and Mazz
98.5 The SportsHub and Comcast SportsNet New England announced this afternoon that the Felger and Massarotti show would begin a daily simulcast on CSNNE beginning sometime this fall. The exact date that this will start is not known yet, as a studio is being completely rebuilt/refurbished for this show. Felger said in the announcement that they … Continue reading Felger And Massarotti To Be Simulcast on CSNNE Starting This Fall