Jon Rish Quits His Red Sox Play-By-Play Duties For WEEI
April 10, 2013 at 2:49 PM (PT)
BOSTON.COM reports ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON's JON RISH, "the fill-in play-by-play voice and host for WEEI's RED SOX broadcasts, resigned MONDAY after being asked to take a pay cut by parent company ENTERCOM."
RISH, who had been working without a contract since the end of the year, informed WEEI PD JASON WOLFE of his decision three hours before the first pitch of the RED SOX home opener. "I didn't want to tell JASON by phone. I wanted to tell him in person," RISH told THE GLOBE. "He was speechless."
The report says RISH was asked to take a 30% pay cut.
"I will say I could no longer justify working for ENTERCOM," RISH said. "It wasn't fair to me and it wasn't workable for my family. It's a very difficult decision to explain to other people because calling RED SOX games is viewed as a dream job. But it was not as difficult a decision for me as you might think. It was not a difficult decision to explain to my wife."