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Podcast: Rich Shertenlieb of Toucher and Rich Talks Vegas, WEEI, Charlie Sheen


Today on the SoB podcast I had Rich Shertenlieb from the Toucher & Rich show on. Rich talked about his road to sports radio, getting athletes to participate in his skits, the budding rivalry with WEEI, and much more!

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Here is a breakdown of the conversation…

0:00 – 8:00 – Vegas, baby. We talk Sin City experiences.

8:00 – 12:30 - Rich tells me about his career from his experiences being in a band to his work on the Kidd Kraddick show all the way to his current role at The Sports Hub.

12:30 – 18:40 - We dive into the logic behind Rich’s renowned skits, his mantra of never being complacent, and not being afraid to fail.

18:40 – 21:20 - Rich talks about integrating athletes into his comedy.

21:20 – 28:00 - What the biggest difference in the WBCN version and Sports Hub version of Toucher & Rich is. Also his pensiveness towards getting into sports talk radio, because of perceived negativity.

28:00 – 34:00 – Rich gives his feeling on the difference between professional rivalries and personal rivalries. We also talk about Comcast Sports Net’s programming feats.

34:00 – 38:00 – I ask Rich his feelings about WEEI’s cavalier attitude in the beginning of the radio wars. We talk about the station’s decision-making.

38:00 – 45:30 – Rich recalls how he landed the famous interview with Charlie Sheen held at 2 AM.

45:30 – 49:00 - I ask Rich about the Jose Canseco/Boxing promoter incident on his show. And we compare that debacle to the Sheen coup.

49:00 – 55:00 – We talk about Wallach’s insertion into the program and how he jumped ship from WEEI.

55:00 – End – Rich tells us what we can expect from his show going forward.

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About Ryan Hadfield

Ryan Hadfield is the author of the weekly Sports Media Musings column at Sports Of Boston. Hadfield is known as one of the top sports media critics in Boston. He also contributes to Boston Sports Media Watch. In November 2011, Hadfield helped launch the new SoB Point Taken blog featuring his podcasts & musings on sports, media and culture. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

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One comment for “Podcast: Rich Shertenlieb of Toucher and Rich Talks Vegas, WEEI, Charlie Sheen”

  1. awesome interview with rich great work

    Posted by panflio | August 11, 2011, 12:59 am

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