98.5 The Sportshub made it official this afternoon, announcing the latest worst-kept secret in Boston sports media, that Andy Gresh is being replaced on the midday show by Marc Bertrand. Gresh will be staying on at 98.5, in "a variety of roles." Bertrand will also take over co-host duties of Patriots pre and post game … Continue reading New Marc Bertrand/Scott Zolak Show Starts Tuesday
A little bit of focus on the media in this post, specifically the sports radio side. 98.5 Afternoon hosts Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti signed a new multi-year contract with the station. As Chad Finn put it, the deal means the duo "will continue their highly rated brand of Boston sports fan antagonism for the foreseeable … Continue reading New Deals For Some Sports Radio Hosts, Others In Limbo
Five years ago, WEEI was still riding high. They had stomped attempts to challenge them in the forms of 1510 the Zone and ESPN590. In February of that year, Chad Finn wrote a column for the Boston Globe OT that was eerily prescient in what it had to say about WEEI and its future. Maybe … Continue reading Five Years Of 98.5 The SportsHub – How The Landscape Has Changed.
Talkers Magazine released it's annual top 100 sports radio shows this week, and five shows from 98.5 and WEEI made the list. Mike Francesa is listed as the top show in the country. Here are the Boston entries: Mut and Lou are on here, but Gresh and Zo aren't?
98.5 The Sports Hub has the following announcement on their webpage: Do you have what it takes to be a weekend co-host on 98.5 The Sports Hub? You call us with your opinions every day, and to be honest, some are really good, some are just plain dumb. Do you think you can deliver hot … Continue reading Be The Next Weekend Co-Host on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
98.5 The Sports Hub announced today that Bob Socci (pronounced SO-See) will be the new radio voice of the New England Patriots, replacing the legendary Gil Santos. Socci has been the radio voice of Navy football for the last 16 years and also was the lead voice CBS Sports Network's Patriot League college basketball telecasts. … Continue reading Navy Football Voice Bob Socci Is The New #Patriots Voice
In a surprising move, sports media personalities Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti were married on Cape Cod yesterday afternoon. The co-hosts of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Felger and Mazz” got hitched at the Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham, Mass. during a clear, mild spring day. Both grooms wore white tuxedos. During the vows – which … Continue reading Felger, Mazz Married In Intimate Ceremony?
Sometime in the next few weeks, Gil Santos will call his last New England Patriots game. In recognition of his career, WBZ-FM had Gary Tanguay sit down with Santos and his long-time announcing partner Gino Cappelletti for a remembrance of their most memorable moments together in the booth. Gil And Gino Behind The Mic It … Continue reading WBZ-FM Special – “Gil and Gino Behind The Mic”
Damon Amendolara's nighttime program "The D.A. Show" will be moving to overnights on CBS Sports Radio beginning on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, where it will be heard from 2:00 to 6:00am. The program will still be heard locally on 98.5 The Sports Hub, but will now be a national show. Here is part of the … Continue reading Damon Amendolara Taking “The D.A. Show” National
By this point you're probably aware of the incident at Bobby Valentine's press conference yesterday involving Rich Shertenlieb of 98.5 The Sports Hub. For some background, yesterday Toucher and Rich talked about how the media does not ask the questions that the fans would like asked at these sort of press conferences. Rich announced his … Continue reading Toucher and Rich Have The Right Idea, But Wrong Methods