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Today on The Rundown with Ryan Hadfield, I spoke with Boston Globe and Boston.com’s media columnist Chad Finn. We discussed a plethora of topics including — how he got into the beat, EVERYTHING about the radio wars (including an interesting tidbit on the Ryen Russillo/John Dennis feud), the budding rivalry between NESN and CSNNE, and much more.
I broke down the conversation for your convenience. I’ll have more tomorrow about this interview and some other media news. A special thanks to Chad, the planned 20 minutes turned into 40.
Enjoy the show, kids.
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0:00 – 4:00: The origin of the media beat
4:00 – 6:00: Is WEEI too big to fail?
6:00 – 9:10: Is the disparity between the spring ratings book real or just a perfect storm with Bruins’ Stanley Cup run? Plus bringing light to the patronizing ‘B’s hockey talk’ from WEEI.
9:10 – 11:15: The Dale Arnold move.
11:15 – 16:00 : Reasons for WEEI failures. And the curious case of Ryen Russillo.
17:00 – 19:25: Visiting the Toucher & Rich ski lodge. How do the personalities really feel about one another?
19:25 – 24:45: CSN vs NESN, general thoughts about each network.
24:45 – 26:50: What the Celtics buying into CSNNE means to programming?
26:50 – 32:30 : The Big Winners of new media boom (Giardi, Paoletti, etc)
32:30 – End: A look at Grantland.com – The gift and curse of the new website.
Tags: 98.5 The Sports Hub, Bill Simmons, Chad Finn, Comcast Sports Net, Dale Arnold, Grantland, Michael Felger, Michael Holley, Mike Giardi, NESN, podcast, Ryen Russillo, Sports Media, Toucher and Rich, WEEI