Dennis and Callahan add a Young Gun!

Kirk Minihane Joins Morning Sports Talk WEEI So the name just has to go..it's not longer D & C  right?  Enter new blood to resuscitate the ailing show - it seems obvious that since the voluntary departure of Jon  Meterparel  in October the show is on an attrition slide that even an FM signal can't stop. The Dennis and Callahan show has drifted over the years it's stale and uninspired;   the early morning choice for sports radio is the imaginative and fresh Toucher and Rich at The Sports … [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...]

Arbitron Radio – The Numbers

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The Battle for Sports Radio Turf Rages On The Arbitron radio numbers for September as well as the summer ratings book became available yesterday, and WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub continued their intriguing battle for sports radio supremacy. Here is a look at some of the significant matchups, all in the crucial male 25-54 demographic: ?In the summer, WEEI took third overall (5.8 share), while The Sports Hub tied for fifth (5.1). During morning drive, WEEI’s “Dennis and … [Read more...]

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 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 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 – Bruins on The Sports Hub 98.5 Boston

Prime time players By Douglas Flynn The Bruins are ready for prime time.   Last year’s success has put Boston’s hockey franchise in the national spotlight, at least as far as the NHL’s network partners are concerned. The league announced its national TV schedule for the 2009-10 season, and the Bruins have earned a couple of prime spots. They’ll kick off NBC’s coverage when they host Philadelphia in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 1. They’ll also play host to Washington before a … [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 – 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...]