WEEI Makes Mike Salk's Hiring Official
February 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON makes official the previous report (NET NEWS 2/12) that BONNEVILLE Sports KIRO-A (710 ESPN)/SEATTLE midday "BROCK AND SALK" co-host and occasional ESPN RADIO fill-in MIKE SALK will be MICHAEL HOLLEY's new co-host in afternoons 2-6p (ET), beginning in mid-MARCH. SALK, a native of nearby SUDBURY, previously worked in the BOSTON market at the old Sports WAMG-A-WLLH-A (ESPN BOSTON) in 2005-09. He replaces GLENN ORDWAY, who was let go after 26 years with the station.
“For a kid who grew up rooting for BOSTON’s sports teams, I can’t wait to get behind that microphone and connect with the most avid sports fans in the country,” said SALK. “From the best play-by-play in radio to their breakthrough work with the JIMMY FUND, WEEI is still the gold standard in sports talk radio.
“I’m especially excited to talk BRUINS hockey. I grew up a rabid BRUINS fan and have great memories from the old BOSTON GARDEN. My wife might not know it yet, but our one-year old daughter will be wearing a lot of black and gold in the future.” He added, “Teaming up with someone as hard-working, gifted and passionate about his craft as MICHAEL HOLLEY makes this situation even better for me returning home. I can’t wait to get to work.”
Said HOLLEY, “MIKE is energetic, has a tireless work ethic, and believes in having a show that is accessible to all audiences. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the talks we've had with our listeners. I think that they'll find the new show to be fast, fun and smart. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what a tremendous blessing it was to work with GLENN ORDWAY for nearly three years. It didn’t take us long to develop a bond, and I believe that mutual respect could be detected on the air. I anticipate a similar connection with MIKE.”
VP/Programming JASON WOLFE said, “MIKE SALK has a proven record of success, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring him back home to BOSTON. He’s a very skilled broadcaster, a fun personality and a passionate sports fan. I’m really looking forward to the new dynamic that he and MICHAEL HOLLEY will provide on a daily basis.”