The Next Big “Somebody” at 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Potential successors to Damon Amendolara narrowing By Chad Finn | GLOBE STAFF Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Full Article:  CLICK HERE On the occasion of Damon Amendolara’s final show as the evening host on 98.5 The Sports Hub — the affable CBS Sports Radio-bound host grounds “The Mothership,’’ the fun if slightly forced catchphrase for his program, on Friday — it seems appropriate to take stock of where the search for his successor stands. Here’s what we do know: Marc … [Read more...]

Arbitron Radio – The Numbers

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The Battle for Sports Radio Turf Rages On The Arbitron radio numbers for September as well as the summer ratings book became available yesterday, and WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub continued their intriguing battle for sports radio supremacy. Here is a look at some of the significant matchups, all in the crucial male 25-54 demographic: ?In the summer, WEEI took third overall (5.8 share), while The Sports Hub tied for fifth (5.1). During morning drive, WEEI’s “Dennis and … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston News – Chad Finn Attempts to Sort Out Boston Radio Call Letter Mayhem

ESPN Radio’s Boston affiliate set to sign off By Chad Finn Globe Staff ESPN Radio’s Boston affiliate, WAMG-AM 890, will go off the air Monday after four years plagued by a weak signal and limited local programming. But ESPN, the powerhouse sports network, may not lack an outlet in the Boston market for long. According to multiple industry sources, ESPN is in discussions to air some of its national programming on WEEI-AM 850 during nights and weekends, with WEEI intending … [Read more...]

Sports Radio News – Boston Broadcast Media Favorites – Damon Amendolara & Tedy Bruschi

‘New kid’ aces his homework By Chad Finn Globe Staff / September 4, 2009 Damon Amendolara isn’t even a full month into his gig as the weeknight host on “98.5 The Sports Hub,’’ and already he has proven this to be true: An unfamiliar voice who makes an effort to be deeply knowledgeable about his subject matter is a considerably more appealing option than a familiar voice that does not. In a media market in which name recognition too often trumps competence, Amendolara, a 30-year-old … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Chad Finn – Mike Reiss Snubs Globe & Defects to ESPN Boston

Article Courtesy of:  Boston Sports Media -  Boston Globe/ ESPN jumps into local fray with website By Chad Finn Globe Staff / August 28, 2009 While discussing the flurry of transactions in the local sports media, a source at a popular Boston website recently mused, “There are not a lot of allegiances anymore. Every man for himself. It’s really become a free-for-all.’’ Yesterday, a well-known but unexpected player entered the fray. And did it ever … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – MLB Network Analyst – Sean Casey

Casey on the case for MLB His friendly style fits new network By Chad Finn Globe Staff / August 21, 2009 The Red Sox, laboring behind the Yankees and locked in a wild-card battle with the upstart Rangers and lurking Rays, have made their fans sweat during the dog days of August. So perhaps it’s wise to turn to a cooler head - one just a season removed from being a true insider - to put the club in perspective. “Aw, c’mon, you never count out the Red … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – 98.5 FM Mix Up Kick Off SNAFU

For debut of sports radio station, a Pats’ audible Lineup shift creates confusion; format to resume today Listeners to the debut of 98.5 FM heard a replay of the Patriots’ Super Bowl win over Philadelphia, sealed by Rodney Harrison’s interception. (Globe/File 2005) By Johnny Diaz Globe Staff / August 14, 2009 Listeners were confused yesterday when they tuned into Boston’s newest sports talk radio station, 98.5 FM: Instead of the … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston News – NESN

Courtesy of: Sports Media -  Boston Globe NESN coverage goes with flow By Chad Finn Globe Staff / July 31, 2009 It will be tough to duplicate the frenzied drama leading up to last season’s Major League Baseball trading deadline, when the Red Sox dealt enigmatic slugger Manny Ramirez in the final moments before the 4 p.m. cutoff and NESN’s live coverage of the … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – WEEI & Sport Hub Drama Continues…

Courtesy of: The Boston WEEI, Sports Hub expand their rosters By Chad Finn, Globe Staff | August 7, 2009 And in this week’s dramatic episode of Boston Radio Wars . . . Actually, this is still the prologue, since WBZ-FM’s “98.5 The Sports Hub’’ doesn’t launch until Thursday. Nonetheless, there were two significant plot twists in the past few days leading up to the impending showdown for local sports radio supremacy with WEEI, the longtime and lone behemoth in the genre: WEEI … [Read more...]