// Scott Zolak

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 […]

Tim Tebow Has Nothing to be Ashamed Of, But Some Others Do

It was a great night for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. For Patriot Nation, it was a night to enjoy and exhale after three straight playoff defeats. It was also a night to reflect on what was a great season for Tim Tebow. I wrote last week that the media has embraced a […]

Sports Media Musings: Bryant Gumbel & Shock Value, The Big Lead Impresses, Zolak Bolsters Broadcast

Shocking…But That Was The Point Bryant Gumbel knew his well-written, yet very misguided rant about David Stern and the NBA lockout would garner Hank Williams Jr.-esq attention. Gumbel compared Stern to a plantation owner on HBO’s “Real Sports.” “Stern’s version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed, but […]

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 […]

Tale of the Tape: WEEI vs. The Sports Hub

One year ago Friday, Boston’s sports radio landscape changed as we know it. For years, airwaves juggernaut WEEI dominated the sports radio scene. They were the only game in town, and when they weren’t, they squashed all challengers in a matter of months. Down went 1510 The Sports Zone. Down went 890 ESPN Boston. And […]

Sports Radio Hits the FM Dial, The Sports Hub Set to Launch

Let the battle begin. Thursday marks the launch of the area’s newest sports radio station, 98.5FM, a.k.a. “The Sports Hub,” Boston’s first sports talk radio station on the FM dial. While 850AM WEEI has long been the sports radio juggernaut in New England, The Sports Hub hopes to carve a healthy chunk out of WEEI’s […]