Jerry Thornton Exits WEEI/Boston To Return To Barstool Sports For Column, Podcast
November 7, 2016 at 3:43 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON afternoon "DALE AND HOLLEY WITH THORNTON" co-host JERRY THORNTON and WEEI.COM writer JERRY THORNTON is exiting the station to return to BARSTOOL SPORTS as writer and host of his own football podcast.
On his website, THORNTON, who joined DALE ARNOLD and MICHAEL HOLLEY on the afternoon show in NOVEMBER 2014, praised ARNOLD and HOLLEY ("the two smartest people on BOSTON radio"), his producers, and other staffers, but added that "You don't walk away from a job situation like this unless you have an opportunity too good to pass up. And that's what BARSTOOL has offered me. I've always been proud to have been a part of The STOOL as we grew from an obscure newspaper to a brand, then an empire and eventually a lifestyle choice. In the two years I've been away, DAVE PORTNOY's little blog became a corporation. A gigantic media conglomerate with podcasts that top the iTunes chart and a huge, national following. I won't lie to you; the pay and benefits matter. But the chance to reach that audience again was the deciding factor."