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...]

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...]

Arbitron Radio – The Numbers

Sports Radio Boston

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 News – WEEI Game Day Line-Up – Jason Wolfe

WEEI/Boston Announces Game Day Football Line-Up The WEEI Sports Radio Network, based at WEEI-AM/Boston, revealed Wednesday that its game day football programming line-up will kick off September 13 with the initial edition of "NFL Sunday." The "NFL Sunday" football pre-game show airs from 9am-12noon with Dale Arnold, Michael Holley, former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria and WEEI.com's Chris Price. "The Real Post Game Show" with Pete Sheppard, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie will … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston News – ESPN Boston Sports Media Scrimmage is Only the Beginning Folks

In ESPNBoston.com, The Leader Continues Localization by T.J. Donegan  - Sports Media Journal For those paying attention, you may have noticed the Boston sports media landscape has changed by leaps and bounds in the past 18 months. While local sports radio giant WEEI finds itself in a fight for ratings with the newly launched 98.5 The Sports Hub, it seems those on the print side of things will also have some company this Fall. As I wrote about back in April when they launched their local … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – WEEI Boston Reports Online Stats SURGE WEEI-AM

WEEI.com reports jump in page views August 27, 2009 11:01 AM By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff WEEI.com, the website of local sports radio station WEEI-AM, said that it recorded 4,279,677 page views in July, up from 2,275,405 in July 2008. "This was the first time the site cracked the 4 million page views mark in a single month," WEEI.com said in a press release. A factor in the increased traffic was an initial round of "upgrades in content and design in August 2008," WEEI.com … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – WEEI Press Release

Red Sox Radio Broadcasts Return to WEEI Courtesy of:  Fang's Bites August 25, 2009 (Boston) — Entercom New England announced today that, effective with the team’s game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday evening, August 26th, all future Boston Red Sox games will be carried on WEEI 850 AM in Boston, the flagship station of the WEEI Sports Radio Network. From 1995 to 2006, Red Sox games were carried exclusively on WEEI. In 2006, the games were shifted to Entercom sister station WRKO … [Read more...]