John Ryder Named Red Sox Pre-Game, Post-Game Host On WEEI
May 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON has named JOHN RYDER as pre-game and post-game host for BOSTON RED SOX baseball. RYDER joined WEEI in 1998 and serves as the host of RED SOX REVIEW and CELTICS REWIND and as an update anchor and fill-in host on MIKE ADAMS' "PLANET MIKEY" show.
In addition, BOSTON CELTICS radio voice SEAN GRANDE and WEEI "MUT AND MERLONI" co-host and former RED SOX player LOU MERLONI will be filling in for DAVE O'BRIEN on SOX broadcasts on MONDAY nights while O'BRIEN handles responsibilities for ESPN.
“JOHN has done a stellar job in every role we’ve had for him and has absolutely earned this promotion,” said VP of Programming JASON WOLFE. “He’s hosted the pre- and post-game shows for the SOX many times before and was a natural choice for us to fill this important job. SEAN’s play-by-play experience speaks for itself. He’s one of the greats in the industry right now, and LOU’s expertise is second to none. There’s no baseball man in BOSTON who knows the Sox better than LOU."
“I am excited and honored to be part of the WEEI RED SOX Radio Network broadcast team on a permanent basis,” said RYDER. “Having worked with JOE CASTIGLIONE as a broadcast intern in the radio booth while at NORTHEASTERN, it’s incredible to now be part of the game broadcasts. I have great respect for and look forward to working with JOE CASTIGLIONE and DAVE O’BRIEN, and also to continuing to host RED SOX REVIEW and CELTICS REWIND after games.”