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 – 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 – 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...]

Sports Radio Boston – The Chad Finn Report – Boston Globe

‘Sports Hub’ dialing up a challenge for WEEI GLENN ORDWAY is Ready to RUMBLE By Chad Finn - Article Courtesy of the Boston Globe Well, now we’ll find out. With Tuesday’s revelation that a game of radio musical chairs will result in a new all-sports station, WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub,’’ debuting Aug. 13, we will finally begin to get an answer to one of the lingering questions in Boston sports media: Is sports radio behemoth WEEI 850’s dominance and popularity based on some common appeal … [Read more...]