Zarbano named PD at WEEI

Courtesy of Talkers

weei-fmBoston sports talker WEEI has announced its new programming management team. It is promoting assistant program director Joe Zarbano to PD, taking over for Kevin Graham, who announced his exit from the station back in June. This comes after a six-month search that resulted in the station promoting from its “in-house talent bench.”

In addition to Zarbano’s promotion, senior producer Ben Kichen rises to executive producer. He’s been lead producer for both the Glenn Ordway and “Dale & Holley” programs. He also produces Kirk Minihane’s “Enough About Me” podcast and hosts “Soccercast” for …

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WEEI adds Rich Keefe to afternoon show

Courtesy of Boston Globe

weei-fmSince 98.5 the Sports Hub hired its initial staff in advance of its August 2009 debut, there has been very little shifting of on-air talent between the CBS-owned station and its sports-radio rival, Entercom-owned WEEI.

There was talk of WEEI pursuing Marc Bertrand to pair with Kirk Minihane a couple of years ago, before Bertrand landed the midday job on the Sports Hub and Minihane’s profile grew exponentially on WEEI’s morning program. That didn’t materialize, and when a change has happened, it’s usually been a fairly minor transaction.

So it raised eyebrows when WEEI plucked away Rich Keefe — the sidekick on 98.5’s evening program, hosted by Adam Jones — to become its third voice on the afternoon drive “Dale and Holley” show. …

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Kruk joining Phillies broadcast booth

Courtesy of CSN Philly

John Kruk -- Baseball Tonight - 2005John Kruk is back with the Phillies.

According to sources, Kruk will join the team’s television broadcast crew on CSNPhilly during the 2017 season. Kruk will replace Matt Stairs on the broadcast crew and join a team that already includes lead broadcaster Tom McCarthy, color men Mike Schmidt and Ben Davis and sideline reporter Gregg Murphy. Stairs was recently named Phillies hitting coach. …

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Dickerson demands public apology from Rams

Courtesy of Fansided

Los Angeles Rams legend Eric Dickerson is demanding a public apology from the team for the recent feud between he and head coach Jeff Fisher.

Eric Dickerson hasn’t cooled off since his feud with Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher came to light and now he’s demanding a public apology from the team.

Dickerson has been embroiled in a feud with Fisher since the beginning of the week after he claimed the Rams head coach banned him from the sideline. …

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Tillman’s impressive career began at 21

Courtesy of Tulsa World

As a 21-year-old Oklahoma wishbone halfback, a few weeks before his 1985 junior season (and a national championship season for the Sooners), Tulsa native Spencer Tillman did some television work for Oklahoma City’s KTVY channel 4 and was invited to serve as a guest sports-talk radio host during Al Eschbach’s summer vacation.

When asked this week to recall his first experience with two hours of live radio, Tillman said, “I don’t remember being nervous. Ignorance is bliss.” …

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WNMQ-FM, Columbus, MS add local PM Drive show

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103.1 The Team in Columbus, MS has a new afternoon show, “The Drive w/ Steve & The Professor,” featuring Steve Rogers and Glenn “The Professor” Lautzenhiser.

The station states that the 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm show covers “all things related to local SEC teams – Mississippi State Bulldogs, the Ole Miss Rebels and the Alabama Crimson Tide – along with local high school athletics from the Columbus High Falcons to the West Point Green Wave and the Starkville Yellow Jackets.

The show will feature news and opinions from Lautzenhiser and Rogers, as well as sports history and trivia, local guests, and listener call-ins.” …

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Dickerson, Fisher spat PR nightmare for Rams

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Right or wrong is impossible to determine under these circumstances, because all we have to work with are the antagonistic perspectives of the only two people involved.

So you can stand behind Eric Dickerson, the Hall of Fame running back who will now distance himself from his beloved Los Angeles Rams because he’s too proud to have his freedom of speech threatened. Or you can stand behind Jeff Fisher, the longtime coach who was letting Dickerson know he cannot expect favors while being critical and allegedly came away thinking an understanding had been reached. …

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WSCR’s Terry Boers announces retirement

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune

terry-boersWSCR-AM 670 personality Terry Boers announced his retirement Tuesday.

In a post on the WSCR website today, Boers wrote, “I’m 66 years old and I’m going to retire, leaving behind one of the greatest jobs you can have, talking sports or movies or TV or life for five hours a day on a station I couldn’t be prouder of.” …

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