// Toucher and Rich

Toucher and Rich Hang Up on Rick Pitino: ‘You Stink. You Ruined the Celtics.’

Toucher and Rich have dominated the morning time slot on sports radio, specifically the target demographic (men 25-54), for years now doing the same thing: hilarious bits mixed in with opinionated sports takes. Their interview with former Celtics coach Rick Pitino Thursday morning sort of qualified as both:

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 […]

Super Bowl Media Day: Lies, Brady Bashing and Rich Cimini is an Idiot

Before I get to Media Day, I want to discuss a couple of topics that took place on Monday. I previously wrote Bob Ryan had lost his fastball. Well, Bob stayed consistent when making a guest appearance on Mike Francesa’s radio show on Monday. When asked why Brady had struggled in recent playoff appearances, Bob […]

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: Congressman Felger, Scal’s Foray, ESPN Drama

It may be a slow week in Boston sports, but  the sports media is like NYC: It never sleeps. So take a second to step away from the riveting “Gonzo to outfield” or “Tito treating Big Papi with kid gloves” debate, and enjoy this weeks Media Musings piece. The Manchurian Candidate? On their uproarious program, […]

Brandon Meriweather Debuts Rap Song on Toucher and Rich

In case you missed it,Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather recently released a rap song to pass the time during the NFL’s lockout (follow the link to listen). Good God. I understand boredom comes with the lockout, but…really? I’m not a rap fan by any stretch, but this is beyond awful. From what I can make out […]

Bruins Try to Shut Out Cancer at “Cuts for a Cause”

Shawn Thorton and 15 other Bruins took part in the fourth annual “Cuts for a Cause” Thursday at Ned Devines in Boston.  Winning bidders were able to shave their favorite Bruin’s head in front of a huge audience. Shawn Thorton, Dennis Seidenberg, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara, Andrew Ference, Chris Kelly, Rich […]

Video: Brandon Meriweather Likes Big Bang Clock

Last season, Brandon Meriweather said he likes “The Big Bang Clock” while visiting London with the Patriots. Say what!?! He meant Big Ben…I think. The video was re-exposed earlier this season on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich, but it only came to my attention recently. Enjoy!

‘New Jack’ Edwards on 98.5 The Sports Hub: Bruins Announcer, Silky Smooth Lyricist

Not only is Jack Edwards a fan of hyperbolic statements and blatant homer-ism, he’s also a fan of New Jack swing artists like Color Me Badd,  Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, and Boston’s own Bel Vid Devou, as evidence on his appearance on the Toucher and Rich Show on 98.5 The Sports Hub last week. Dope Beats […]

Toucher Refers to Tebow’s Draft Party as a “Nazi Rally,” Apologizes

With WBCN off the air, popular hosts Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb took their “Toucher and Rich” show across the FM dial to the new 98.5 The Sports Hub radio station last August. They moved to a new time slot from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., but it appears nothing has changed about the pair […]

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 […]