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98.5 The Sports Hub to Air Celtics Games

The Celtics and 98.5 The Sports Hub have reached a multi-year deal for the sports radio station to carry all Celtics games. WEEI announced in late August that they would no longer carry Celtics games on their air, allowing Sports Hub to swoop in. The move gives 98.5 The Sports Hub exclusive radio rights with […]

The Felger & Mazz Agenda: Not Fact Or Opinion

A year and a half ago when the ratings at WEEI began to falter, Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti offered something refreshing. It was an alternative to what had become the Big Show’s stale rhetoric on WEEI. Also, by starting out as an FM station and adding the Bruins broadcast rights, 98.5 immediately gained street […]

Sports Hub Once Again Tops WEEI in Latest Ratings

The January Arbitron numbers were published last week by Chad Finn of the Boston Globe and once again, 98.5 The Sports Hub came out the big winner. This is technically the “winter book” of ratings and the primary sports topic during this time was the New England Patriots. Both WEEI and the Sports Hub benefited […]

Boston Sports Radio Fall Ratings: WEEI Strikes Back, But Still Lagging

The Arbitron ratings for the “Fall Book” came out last week and as Chad Finn of the Boston Globe reported, it was another victory for 98.5 the Sports Hub. However, it was the first ratings period in which WEEI was broadcasting under their new FM signal, 93.7 as well as 850 AM, and the upgrade […]

John Henry “Opposed” Signing Carl Crawford

In an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Mazz, John Henry revealed a lot over the 1.5-hour interview. He said that Larry Lucchino will return as the team’s CEO, his wife Linda Pizzuti would not take over the team in the event of Henry’s sudden passing, and that ownership was not the source […]

Sports Media Musings: 98.5 The Sports Hub Wins The Summer, WEEI Finishing 8th

98.5 The Sports Hub took the momentum obtained from their win in the spring ratings period, and never looked back. In the summer ratings period, released by third-party Arbitron yesterday, “The Sports Hub” found itself in the poll position again, earning the highest share among the coveted men’s 25-54 demographic in the Boston market. Chief […]

Sports Media Musings: Glenn Ordway’s Salary Cut

Chad Finn’s article last week said according to industry sources, Glenn Ordway was given a choice: Cut his rumored $1 million salary in half, or face the possibility of losing his job at Entercom-owned, WEEI. The Big O’ thought better of it to take the former. Ordway, who’s role includes hosting “The Big Show” afternoons […]

Sports Media Musings: Felger & Mazz to Broadcast on CSNNE, Dale Arnold Returns to NESN

The Coup? Comcast Sports Net New England agreed with 98.5 The Sports Hub to simulcast afternoon drive radio show “Felger and Mazz.” The announcement came yesterday, but industry insiders have known about the deal, which supposedly had been in ongoing negotiations for a while now. The merging of broadcast, albeit in different mediums, raises a myriad […]

Sports Media Musings: WEEI to 93.7, Deadspin Invasion, Curran Going Rogue

WEEI Moving to 93.7 FM on Sept. 12 A quick thought: This won’t have any SIGNIFICANT bearing on the next rating book which is released October 4th. Those numbers predominantly will take a look at the summer ratings. Personally, I believe this is a move Entercom should have made a long time ago. WEEI is […]

Reviewing 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “98 Mile”

When I was growing up, I began to listen to sports radio (at the time we only had WEEI) mostly before bed on weeknights and before school in the mornings. So for years, the only shows I tuned into regularly were Dennis & Callahan and the now-defunct Ted Nation with Ted Sorandis. If you’re familiar […]

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! Using A Cell Phone? Click Here! Here is a breakdown of the conversation…

Sports Media Musings: Felger & Mazz on Haynesworth, Toucher & Rich’s Rise, RapSheet’s Infamous Tweets

A Swing, And A Miss Fat Albert and a wide receiver doubling as a (somehow) crappier version of America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon? To our beloved Patriots? The same team that subscribes, better yet invented, the “Patriot Way.” This is everything local media should be salivating over. Content that, for all intents and purposes, […]

Sports Media Musings: Celtics buy into CSNNE, WEEI/Sports Hub Hate?, Grading Former Athletes in Media

Ruh-Roh! Felgy, Get Your Green Pajamas Out! I’m weary about the news that the Celtics and CSNNE are extending their partnership, and thus giving C’s ownership a 20% stake in the network. I like CSNNE. Their approach to both sports news and programming is well conceived. However, the new deal with the Men in Green […]

Podcast: Chad Finn on WEEI’s Struggles, NESN, CSNNE, Grantland

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 […]

Sports Media Musings: 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Big Spring, Grantland Backlash

Missed Part 1? Click Here! Without Further Adieu, Part Two of the Mega Media Musings Column.. Breaking News Here are your spring radio ratings…Via Boston Sports Media Watch (based off radio-info.com). The Sports Hub’s dominance is profound, but WEEI can take solace in the Bruins playoff run exponentially increasing The Sports Hub’s numbers – which in turn - […]