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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 - […]

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, […]

Sports Media Musings: 98.5 On Top, BSMW Approval System Wins, Marv Albert

Every Friday I will be providing SoB with a weekly media news/notes column, including three must-read columns for the Boston sports fan (whether good or bad). The King & I WEEI’s long reign as world-beater of the sports radio landscape has come to an end. In the month of May, 98.5 The Sports Hub bolstered its […]

Schilling Has Right To Be “Pissed” About Osama bin Laden Burial, But He’s Wrong

On Monday morning, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling called the Dennis and Callahan show on WEEI, telling listeners he was “pissed” about the fact that Osama Bin Laden was given a proper Muslim burial at sea. While I couldn’t disagree more with Schilling’s sentiments, I absolutely respect his right to express his opinions. That’s how we do […]

WEEI Radio Shakeup: Why The Michael Holley Move Doesn’t Matter

Its like getting a massive seven-inch gash in the back of your head and trying to fix it with a band-aid. Does it make it worse? Probably not. But there is an immense amount of work that has to go into fixing it. By now, you’ve probably heard that later this month, Michael Holley will […]

Tom Brady Talks Contract on WEEI

There’s nothing like getting up on Monday morning to begin another work week, and hearing Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady talk about the possibility of leaving the Patriots, just like his childhood idols Jerry Rice and Joe Montana left his beloved 49ers to play for other teams. With no deal reached on a contract extension, […]

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 […]

Cam Neely Rips Bruins’ Lack of Passion, Agrees With Fans’ Complaints

On Friday afternoon, Cam Neely, current Vice President of the Boston Bruins and NHL Hall of Famer, ripped the Bruins players on WEEI’s “The Big Show”, following their 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Citing “a lack of passion and commitment to working hard”, Neely told host Glenn Ordway that he was […]

Pete Sheppard Out at WEEI

This may come as a shock to all you listeners of the “Big Show” on WEEI weekdays from 2-6. A fixture on the show, Pete “The Meat” Sheppard, who handled sports flashes as well as co-hosted with Glenn Ordway, was let go by the station in a cost-cutting move. Sports flashing positions at WEEI had […]

In Defense of J.D. Drew

Red Sox General Manager, and erstwhile boy wonder, Theo Epstein graced Boston sports talk radio with his presence, and his opinions on Thursday. The results were interesting, to say the least. Among other things, Theo unequivocally defended his right fielder, David Jonathan “J.D.” Drew, and, in fact, referred to him as “one of the two […]

Red Sox Radio Broadcasts to Return to WEEI

In a move that may be a huge blow to the new 98.5 The Sports Hub, Entercom has elected to move all Red Sox games starting Wednesday night from 680 WRKO-AM (a talk station) back to 850 WEEI-AM. WRKO and WEEI, sister stations under Entercom, had been sharing broadcasts for Red Sox games since the […]

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 […]

The Rock of Boston is No More

WBCN 104.1, the station that first aired Led Zeppelin, will play LeAnn Rimes starting in August… No offense to her, but I’m sure one die-hard Toucher & Rich fan who forgot to read the news will turn to 104.1  and drive their car right off Storrow Drive into the Charles. Mix 98.5 will now take […]