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 – 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 – Bad Karma at WEEI?

Sports talk radio-active Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff February 26, 2009 We don't change the station, and so the station sees no need to change. Ratings are huge, possibly even as huge as the station claims. Its primary demographic has tremendous appeal to advertisers. And New England’s fanatical dedication to the professional sports teams that the station’s hosts bloviate about in four-hour blocks is seemingly endless. And so there you have it: WEEI. Your sports-radio leader. A … [Read more...]