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 – Josh Nason – The War Has Just Begun

Boston Sports Media Notes: The Content War Has Just Begun By Josh Nason Other than the Revolution, this picture is fine. In the span of just a few years, the sports media that covers our little sports nation of Boston has evolved from a sniping, angry mob made up of just a few major newspapers, TV stations and some minor radio influence into a multimedia world of collaborative wonder that has become a cash cow of its own. And that world is going to get some more residents before it's … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Bruce Allen – Boston Radio Heavyweights Slug it Out

Thoughts on 98.5 FM – One Week In Aug21 - 2009 - Courtesy of:  Boston Sports Media Watch The new 98.5 The SportsHub has been on the air for a week now, and it’s time for a few knee-jerk reactions and thoughts on how they’re stacking up to WEEI. Toucher and Rich vs. Dennis and Callahan Right now the best things I can say about T&R is that they’re trying, and that they’re not D&C. The show is clearly a work in progress as they make the transition to more sports talk. I like … [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 – 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...]

Sports Radio Boston – FM vs. AM

FM start-up muscling into sports talk A CBS-launched rival to WEEI emerges in post-WBCN shakeup By Don Aucoin, Globe Staff  |  July 15, 2009 Longtime sports-radio powerhouse WEEI-AM (850) may finally have a real fight on its hands - and this time its opponent will come from the FM side of the dial. CBS Radio revealed yesterday that it will launch a new sports-talk station, named 98.5 The Sports Hub, on Aug. 13 in Boston. The station, which will be heard at 98.5 FM and have … [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...]