WEEI & The Sports Hub One Year Later

Tale of the Tape: WEEI vs. The Sports Hub By Brian Kintz Courtesy of:  Sports of Boston 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 down went 790 The Score in Providence. But back on Aug. 13, 2009, the “On … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Bruins & Patriots Fans Dial in the AM/FM Confusion

Boston fans get acclimated to 98.5 Dave Morrison is a broadcaster, blogger and sometimes movie extra. Dave has worked at such stations as WCAP in Lowell, MA and New Hampshire Public Radio. He can be reached at jdavid.morrison@yahoo.com. Article Courtesy of: Boston Radio Examiner and Dave Morrison Listen to the Pats this football season - "Lets take a time on the Patriots 98.5 Sports Hub radio network." It sounds like a mouthful for the longtime voice for the New England Patriots, Gil … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Bruins on The Sports Hub 98.5 Boston

Prime time players By Douglas Flynn The Bruins are ready for prime time.   Last year’s success has put Boston’s hockey franchise in the national spotlight, at least as far as the NHL’s network partners are concerned. The league announced its national TV schedule for the 2009-10 season, and the Bruins have earned a couple of prime spots. They’ll kick off NBC’s coverage when they host Philadelphia in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 1. They’ll also play host to Washington before a … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – WBZ-FM Debuts

WBZ-FM sports-talk station debuts - Format competes with WEEI By Thomas Grillo |   Thursday, August 13, 2009  |  http://www.bostonherald.com |  Media & Marketing Boston’s first FM sports talk radio station is kicking off today with surprisingly little fanfare. WBZ-FM, dubbed “98.5 The Sports Hub,” will debut at 6 a.m. with former WBCN [website] disc jockeys Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb of “Toucher & Rich” trying their hand at sports talk. At 10 a.m., Comcast … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston News – Bye Bye Big Show?

98.5 The Sports Hub: Bye Bye, Big Show With the advent of a new sports talk radio station in Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, long time WEEI listeners including Bleacher Report writer BHL will finally have another listening option for the afternoon commute. Long tired of Glen Ordway's The Big Show, a yahoo and fat slob-centric shouting fest, Bleacher Report writer BHL is highly excited that 95.8 will feature Comcast SportsNet's Michael Felger in the weekday 2—6 p.m. time … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – WEEI & Sport Hub Drama Continues…

Courtesy of: The Boston Globe.com 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...]

Sports Radio Boston – Sports Hub vs. WEEI

CBS tunes out ’BCN to take on WEEI with new ‘Sports Hub’ We will rock you! By Jessica Heslam |   Wednesday, July 15, 2009  |  http://www.bostonherald.com It’s war on the Boston sports radio airwaves as CBS Radio shutters rock giant WBCN [website] next month and aims its big guns straight at Entercom powerhouse WEEI with a new FM sports talk station. “We say bring it on,” said Entercom Vice President Julie Kahn of the launch of WBZ-FM, the first major challenge to WEEI-AM … [Read more...]