Sports Radio News – The Sports Hub On-Air Lineup

The Sports Hub unveils its on-air lineup

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(File photo of Zolak from his playing days: Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Johnny Diaz, Globe Staff

Boston’s new sports talk radio station, 98.5 FM The Sports Hub, debuts tomorrow and has announced its starting lineup of on-air personalities.

The station will launch at 6 a.m with hosts Toucher & Rich, who will anchor the morning show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The team was a popular fixture on the rock station WBCN, which is being pulled off the air by CBS Radio Boston to make room for the new station.

From 10 a.m. to noon, Gary Tanguay of Comcast SportsNet will be teamed with former New England Patriots’ quarterback Scott Zolak (pictured above in a Globe file photo).

The afternoon drive show, from 2 to 6 p.m., will be led by Comcast SportsNet personality Michael Felger and Boston Globe sportswriter Tony Massarotti, who will continue to write for the paper part-time.

The 6 p.m. to midnight hours will feature Damon “D.A.” Amendolara, who recently worked at WQAM in Miami.

“Boston is the greatest sports town in America, and we are very excited to bring Boston sports fans a new content experience,” said Mark Hannon, senior vice president and market manager for CBS Radio Boston, in a release.

The Sports Hub replaces adult contemporary music station WBMX, or Mix 98.5 FM, which moves to 104.1 FM, for many years the home of rock station WBCN. All day today, Mix’s deejays have been alerting listeners to “reset their preset” to the new dial position.

CBS Radio Boston, which owns WBCN, decided last month to take the classic rock station off the air to clear the way for the new station. The Sports Hub will become Boston’s third sports radio offering and will take on sports talk station WEEI-AM (850.)