Truce: Boston Globe Ends WEEI Ban
August 5, 2009 at 10:51 AM (PT)
After a ban lasting ten years, BOSTON GLOBE sportswriters will once again be allowed to appear on all shows on ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON. The paper placed a ban on appearances on the morning JOHN DENNIS and GERRY CALLAHAN show and GLENN ORDWAY's afternoon "THE BIG SHOW" in 1999 over content concerns; GLOBE writers will now be allowed to be call-in contributors to the two shows and can serve as co-hosts and in-studio guests on DALE ARNOLD and MICHAEL HOLLEY's midday show.
"I think this is a great win for WEEI and the GLOBE," WEEI VP/Programming JASON WOLFE told THE GLOBE. "The GLOBE's sports department has a deep tradition of exceptional coverage of the BOSTON sports scene and it is my pleasure to welcome them back to our airwaves. I know our listeners will appreciate their insight and expertise."
"We are pleased to have our talented writers on WEEI, a station that is listened to so avidly by so many passionate and devoted sports fans," said GLOBE Editor MARTY BARON.
Meanwhile, the rival BOSTON HERALD's INSIDE TRACK column is reporting that GLOBE columnist (and former HERALD staffer) TONY MASSAROTTI is close to a deal to join WEEI's new rival, CBS RADIO Sports WBZ-F (THE SPORTS HUB), as afternoon co-host alongside MIKE FELGER.