"Ted Nation" signs back on
It's the return of the Ted Nation on the new sports station. Ted Sarandis, a veteran radio broadcaster who's hosted the "Ted Nation" evening show on WEEI-AM/Sports Radio 850 for 12 years is returning to the airwaves with a new weekend show on WBZ-FM/98.5 The SportsHub it was announced this afternoon. Saradnis debut on the SportsHub is fittingly scheduled this coming Sunday night("Selection Sunday") at 7pm. Sarandis will appear regularly on Sunday afternoons(1pm-5pm) starting on April 11th.
Sarandis has been a longtime fixture on Boston's sports radio scene which predates WEEI's sign-on as city's first fulltime sports station back in September 1991. He joined WEEI in 1992 and took over night-show duties in September 1993 replacing Jimmy Myers(now at WTKK 96.9FM). He exited WEEI in September 20005 but continues to be heard on the station as the voice of Boston College basketball, a job he's held since 1995. Since his WEEI departure, he has also appeared regularly on Eddie Andelman's "New Sports Huddle" which is heard on WTKK 96.9FM every Sunday night(7pm-10pm).
Here's press release on Ted Sarandis' new show at the Sports Hub 98-5 :
TED SARANDIS TO JOIN THE 98.5 SPORTS HUB TEAM
FIRST SHOW TO DEBUT THIS WEEKEND!
Boston---98.5 The Sports Hub is proud to announce veteran sportscaster Ted Sarandis has joined the airstaff at 98.5 The Sports Hub, WBZ-FM effective immediately.
Sarandis’ TED NATION SHOW will debut this Sunday, March 14 from 7:00p-10:00pm. His first program on 98.5 will focus on the NCAA College Basketball Tournament selections. His regular Sunday afternoon schedule will begin in April.
Sarandis’ lengthy broadcast career includes stints as a sports talk show host and play-by-play broadcaster in Boston for more then thirty years. He has served as the play-by-play voice of Boston College Basketball for the last fifteen seasons and was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in October of 2009. Sarandis was the sixth play-by-play announcer to earn the prestigious honor from the 6 state region.
Sarandis holds the unique distinction of having called play-by play for all four Division 1 Basketball institutions in Boston - Boston College, Harvard University, Northeastern University as well as Holy Cross. His additional play-by-play credits include Boston Celtics Basketball, Harvard University Hockey and the Beanpot Hockey Tournament, the ECAC Basketball Game of the Week, UMass Basketball and the Lowell Loch Monsters Hockey on television.
“I am thrilled to be joining what I consider to be the best sports radio station in the country, exclaimed Sarandis. It’s my hope that my TED NATION audience will turn out big time to 98.5 The Sports Hub. I can assure one and all we will cover the Boston sports scene in a comprehensive manner and do it with dignity and class.”
"We saw a unique opportunity to get Ted on our team. said Mike Thomas 98.5 The Sports Hub Program Director. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Boston sports, especially college sports and with the men's basketball tournament starting up, the timing is perfect."
98.5 The Sports Hub is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WZLX-FM, WODS-FM, WBMX-FM, and WBZ-AM in Boston.
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