Glen Ordway Out of WEEI-

Sports Radio Pioneer Hey Glenn - We admire you longevity in the market - not only that but there is no doubt that you are a pioneer in Boston Sports Radio.  Talking sports radio legendary status with the likes of Guy Manila " Calling All Sports" and Eddie Andleman  " The Sports Huddle" is a big deal and Glenn you are a big deal!   We are certain you will resurface given  your industry knowledge and notoriety we can't see you ready for the glue factory just yet.  You will be missed but as … [Read more...]

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...]

Boston Sports Radio News – Pete Sheppard Eliminated at WEEI

Sheppard out at WEEI By Chad Finn, Globe Staff  |  January 20, 2010 Article Courtesy of:  Chad Finn Boston Globe Pete Sheppard, who spent more than 10 years as a contributor and fill-in host on sports-radio WEEI's "The Big Show," has had his position eliminated by Entercom Communications, which owns the station. “As we continue to operate in challenging economic times, it is with regret that we announce today that we have eliminated Pete Sheppard’s position as sports anchor on "The … [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/Boston.com 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 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 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 – 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...]