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.
https://twitter.com/johndryder/status/465937614143377408 John Ryder, who provided a nice dose of sanity and reason to the insane-ness that is the Mikey Adams Project tweeted the above this afternoon. I would imagine that this could be tangentially related to the weekend news of the midday show ( the details of which Mike Mutnansky confirmed on the air) in … Continue reading John Ryder Latest To Exit WEEI
Chad Finn had the story this weekend that WEEI is finally shaking up the midday program, reassigning Mike Mutnansky and bringing in Christian Fauria to join Lou Merloni, and adding 970 ESPN Pittsburgh host Tim Benz to the program as well. According to Finn: Benz will join the program -- titled "Middays with MFB'' -- … Continue reading Mutton Lou No Longer, Fauria, Benz To Join Merloni Middays
What was old continues to be made new again in the world of sports radio. Just weeks after Glenn Ordway brought his old gang back together on the Big Show Unfiltered, WEEI is reuniting their old mid-day combination of Dale Arnold and Michael Holley, this time in Ordway's old afternoon drive slot. https://twitter.com/DaleEArnold/status/450757609667436544 Chad Finn … Continue reading Dale and Holley – Reunited on WEEI Afternoon Drive
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?
Just announced: Boston – Today Entercom Boston announced that they had hired Phil Zachary as their new Vice President and Market Manager. The Entercom cluster in Boston includes WEEI-FM, ESPN on WEEI-AM, WAAF, WRKO and The Boston Red Sox Radio Network. This represents a homecoming of sorts for Zachary, whose first paid radio job was … Continue reading Entercom Boston Announces Phil Zachary As New VP/Market Manager
Things continue to be unsettled at WEEI, where Entercom Boston Vice President Jeff Brown departed yesterday for a similar position with Cumulus Media in Atlanta. Brown and Entercom say that this decision to leave was Brown's alone. I had heard last week that Brown was interviewing for a position in Atlanta. But sources inside WEEI … Continue reading WEEI, CSNNE Shaking Things Up
The Boston Herald reported last night that the struggling sports station had talked to former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling about a regular role on the afternoon drive show of Salk and Holley. Could Curt Schilling pitch in at WEEI? Entercom Boston boss Jeff Brown is quoted as saying that no offer has been made, … Continue reading Can Curt Schilling End The Curse (of WEEI)?
Both WEEI and CSNNE announced their plans for Patriots coverage this season. Both will have similar programming to years past, with a few minor changes. Comcast SportsNet Announces 2013 Patriots Coverage Some of the highlights of the CSNNE coverage are as follows: Logan Mankins will appear in Postgame Live after every game (Wes Welker was … Continue reading CSNNE, WEEI Unveil Patriots Coverage Plans
Here is the release from Entercom: Entercom Announces Kevin Graham to Lead WEEI as New Brand Manager Graham Will Direct Entire WEEI Ecosystem from On-air, Online, Mobile, Red Sox Play-by-Play, and the WEEI Regional Sports Network BOSTON, MA – Entercom Boston announced today that it has hired Kevin Graham to lead WEEI as their new Brand Manager. Graham … Continue reading Entercom Announces Hiring of Kevin Graham as WEEI “Brand Manager”