Recent content by BJBSJ

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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    When you’re a national company in anything you’re going to have sites to provide presence and you’re going to have profit centers that significantly impact company wide margins. That’s what WEEI was. They’re a major reason why Entercom is missing earnings targets.
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    Its not how much the spend on talent, it’s how much ad revenue they’re pulling in. WEEI’s ad rates have adjusted down significantly over the last year. They’re also stuck with a financially onerous agreement to broadcast the Red Sox through 2023. The station was a big profit center before and...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    I don’t think that is what I posted. Thanks for your reply.
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    “If you have kids, I hope you outlive them.” While circuitous, it’s not ambiguous.
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    https://twitter.com/defnotgg/status/1029477247743414272?s=21 There’s Jim Murray wishing that a caller’s children die. Bertrand implying that Hanley Ramirez can’t read. The strange repeated use of the term “the player” primarily when discussing minority players, seeking to frame them as...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    There are things said on 98.5 that are every bit as objectionable as what is said on WEEI, yet never reported on. That’s because 98.5 is seen as affable dad jeans radio, but still... That’s most likely Inarticulate Lou’s complaint.
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    Hill pulls the same ratings that Callahan got fired for but he’s viewed as safe. Go into the tweets of Hill and Spaz, it’s littered with homo this and fag that. Murchison may be back for seconds. It’s completely dishonest for Leung to ignore that the WEEI morning show got gutted, and then...
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    The Baseball Paper’s Op-Ed editor and a sociopathic centimillionaire in Metrowest successfully conspired to kill a radio station. Do you want to stake your livelihood on trying to make Mike Mutnansky listenable? Gerry was winding down but two years ago that was the most popular local show in...
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    There isn’t enough talent in the Boston market for two radio stations because the dinosaurs - Ordway, Callahan. Shaughnessy, Buckley, etc., were able to hold on for too long and keep young talent from developing. Especially Ordway. WEEI cast a wide net looking for replacements and netted...
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    There is talk about Hillman sliding into the 6-10 there. Callahan won’t work for what they pay Mutnansky, so he’s probably gone. Also, Rich Keene is a cipher. He’s Adam Jones’ sloppy seconds, a desperation move by Joe Zarbano to get younger.
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    Big changes at CSNNE and WEEI.com

    They reached out to a lot of people this spring. Andy Hart was about the 10th choice, but the first one to say yes.
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    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    Kraft had a lease agreement with the team through 2001 that essentially gave him control over its movement. They weren’t going to St. Louis, which is why Orthwein eventually sold. The rest of this is myth making. Maybe there’s a media good guy award they can bestow upon him instead, since it...
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    Big changes at CSNNE and WEEI.com

    Tomorrow. No, really.... When they’re putting feelers out to Hillman and VB, it’s a sign that the nationwide search isn’t going so well.
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    Big changes at CSNNE and WEEI.com

    Keefe was Joe Zarbano’s paint by numbers answer to closing the youth gap with 98.5. It didn’t work. Remember, he already got booted from PM drive once. Keefe’s ceiling is John Wallach - dorky 3rd man on a morning zoo like Toucher and Rich. Volin is actually an interesting candidate, because...