Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/08/2015

Let’s do a notebook on this Thursday morning. SHAMELESS PLUG Your humble blogger was interviewed by BBC Sportshour which is aired Saturdays on the BBC World Service. Host Caroline Barker talked with yours truly about ESPN’s Stuart Scott and his legacy. The program will be heard at 10 a.m. in the UK which means 5 […]

The Rare Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage today. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with ESPN’s Chris Fowler and looks at the first days of Fox Sports 1. Richard talks with new Fox Football Daily analyst Randy Moss. Paul Sanford at Sports Business Daily compares and contrasts Wednesday night’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter to Fox Sports 1’s Fox Sports […]

Some Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

I need to be posting more. I’ve been busy during the day and find myself trying to catch up on Viewing Picks at night and it’s been a losing proposition. I’ll do my best to update more often here in the coming weeks. Let’s do some thoughts while I can. As usual, they come in […]

A Couple of Mid-Week Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a sports media thoughts post in quite some time. You’re owed some, so lets not waste any time. Two thoughts today with a promise I’ll provide more with some regularity down the road. They’re in bullet form as always. Bizarre story that broke on Tuesday through Boston Sports Media Watch that Red […]

Developing: Red Sox Radio Announcer Resigns Amid Pay Cut

This broken by the very well-connected Boston Sports Media Watch’s Bruce Allen. Jon Rish, the studio host on the Boston Red Sox Radio Network and fill-in announcer when Dave O’Brien is away on his ESPN duties, has resigned and will leave as of April 24. Rish has been part of the Red Sox Radio Network […]

A Monday Sports Media Notebook

Let’s get cracking on some fresh content on this Monday afternoon. Plenty of stuff to go over. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch’s Monday column discusses Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed reporting on the Red Carpet at The Oscars and reviews Fox’s Daytona 500 coverage.  The man who started SportsGrid, ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams, the […]

A Thursday Sports Media Notebook

Let’s provide a few items that need to be recognized on this busy Thursday in sports. Updated the Viewing Picks to include Entertainment, MMA, NASCAR and the revised start time for the WGC Match Play Championships. I work over an hour compiling the viewing picks for you, so peruse them and let me know that […]

WEEI Officially Announces Mike Salk To Co-Host Afternoon Drive Show

This in from WEEI. It has officially announced the worst-kept secret in the Boston area that Mike Salk will be leaving his post as morning drive co-host on 710 ESPN in Seattle and join Michael Holley as co-host of WEEI’s afternoon drive program starting in mid-March. Salk who has been on top of the ratings […]

Long-Time Boston Sports Radio Host Glenn Ordway To Depart WEEI

At one time, Glenn Ordway’s “Big Show” on WEEI in Boston had the highest ratings for any local sports radio show in the country. Ordway’s influence on the market over an 18 year span on WEEI is immeasurable. He helped to launch the radio careers of several personalities including Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy of […]

Back For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage. I need to do this more than twice a week. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the potential replacements for Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth should he decide to leave as rumored. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal has a plethora of subjects in his latest media column. […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

Some Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Time to provide some sports media thoughts as we begin another workweek. Of course, they will be in bullet form. What was once the place for sports networks to convene to put pressure on cable has suddenly become the place to hold out. DirecTV was once the provider to pick up sports networks before anyone […]

Bringing Back The Friday Megalinks

It’s been too long since I’ve done a links post and why not do this with a Friday megalink post. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have all of my sports and entertainment suggestions. Now to your linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with Fox’s Erin Andrews about her being put under a bigger microscope […]

ESPN Radio Gets New Full-Time Boston Affiliate

ESPN Radio and Entercom Boston have signed an agreement to air its programming full-time on WEEI-AM. Last year, Entercom began a simulcast of WEEI and placed the programming on 93.7 FM. Today, Entercom announced that WEEI-AM will become a full-time ESPN Radio affiliate starting on Friday, October 5 at 6 a.m. with a special live […]

Bobby Valentine Tells Talk Show Host "I Would Punch You Right in the Mouth"

In his weekly spot on WEEI in Boston, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine had a rather contentious interview with Big Show co-hosts Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley. Valentine got worked up about one particular issue, about the reporting that he had arrived “late” for a game in Oakland in which the manager contends he was […]

Cranking Out Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, linkage has been really scarce over the last month and a half and I apologize for that. My schedules have been quite busy and it’s been tough to sit down for the time it takes to gather the links. I hope that changes over the next month or so. I have some National links […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks Again

Linkage has been scarce around the site this week, but I should be able to get a good set of megalinks in today as we head into NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday. You deserve the links and I thank you for your patience around some server problems this week. As usual, you can check the Weekend […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks

Lots of things to get to today. Couldn’t do the links yesterday. Going to do a big megalink edition for you. Let’s get cracking, but first, there’s the Weekend Viewing Picks complete with a link to the busy College Basketball Viewing Picks which will be updated throughout the weekend. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks […]

Tuesday Links with Some Overdue Monday Linkage

I was hoping to do links on Monday featuring reviews of the Super Bowl and the ads, but real life got in the way. Plus, a link from to my Biff Henderson post temporarily knocked my site down. Much appreciated to Jimmy Traina and Hot Clicks for the link. The links begin with Sports […]

Quick Pre-Super Bowl Links

Let’s do some Super Bowl Sunday links today. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says media analysts are predicting another record viewership for the Super Bowl. Mike says MSG Network remains off Time Warner Cable systems for the fifth consecutive week with no agreement in sight. Kate Fagan of espnW has a look at what Super […]