The Next Big “Somebody” at 98.5 The Sports Hub

Sports Radio Boston

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...]

Sports Radio Boston – The Sports Hub Shows Promise – Chad Finn – Boston Globe

New station shows promise, needs polish By Chad Finn Globe Staff / August 14, 2009 The comedy of the coincidence did not elude Michael Felger. No more than 15 minutes into the maiden broadcast of live local programming on WBZ-FM’s ‘‘98.5 The Sports Hub,’’ Felger, who is joined from 2-6 p.m. daily by co-host Tony Massarotti, went to the phones to take the first call from a listener. One who happened to have a familiar first name. ‘‘Interestingly … [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 – Michael Felger

Felger or The Big Show? Article Courtesy of:  Boston Man Cave CLICK HERE Felger will once again attempt to win the ratings war against WEEI. Talk radio is huge in Boston.  More specifically, sports radio is huge and the biggest contributor to that cause has been WEEI.  Is that all about to change? Starting on Thursday, fans will be able to tune in to 98.5 FM and listen to “The Sports Hub.” Boston.com is reporting the lineup from 2-6 will be Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti, while … [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...]

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...]