Thursday, April 1, 2010

SportsHub's "Toucher and Rich" get their contract extended

98.5 the SportsHub/WBZ-FM hosts Fred Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb (known of course as Toucher and Rich) have been given a multi-year contract extension. The pair started in June 2006 at now-defunct WBCN 104.1FM by hosting an afternoon drive-time show. They switched to mornings at WBCN in December 2008 and then shifted over to the 98.5 SportsHub when the new sports talker launched in August 2009. The pair also announced on the air that show's original member Chris "Crash" Clark will no longer be part of the program. Clark's last day is tomorow(4/2).

Here's the official release from CBS Radio Boston :

TOUCHER AND RICH SIGN MULTI YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH
98.5 THE SPORTS HUB

TOUCHER AND RICH TO CONTINUE ANCHORING STATION AS HOSTS OF MORNING DRIVE

Boston--- Toucher and Rich, morning drive personalities on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) announced on their program today that they have signed a multi-year deal to remain on The Sports Hub. The Toucher and Rich show is broadcast weekday mornings from 6:00am-10:00am on 98.5 The Sports Hub and online at 98.5thesportshub.com.
Toucher and Rich are celebrating five years waking up Boston listeners in June 2010.

"Now I can buy a house. It’s the American Dream!" exclaimed Fred Toucher.

“We are thrilled to remain in Boston as the anchor morning show on 98.5 The Sports Hub, hopefully now we can get some free Bruins tickets” said Rich Shertenlieb“Toucher and Rich have done an amazing job of building a loyal Boston audience over the last 4 years, and they have also played an integral part in launching 98.5 The Sports Hub. This extension will allow them to further soldify their place in the Boston radio landscape. Said Mark Hannon SVP 98.5 The Sports Hub

“Since launching 98.5 The Sports Hub last August, Toucher & Rich have done a great job of bringing their listeners from WBCN over to The Sports Hub and at the same time they are attracting new sports radio fans. Stated Mike Thomas 98.5 The Sports Hub Program Director. They are creative and entertaining day in and day out and glad they are doing to be with us for years to come”

Toucher and Rich make many appearances every year interacting with listeners at station events. They also spearhead many charity events such as The Boston Bruins Cuts For Cause and the Miracle League Of Massachusetts.


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.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much is the contract for?

Scott said...

congrats to T&R, but it is a sad day as well, bidding farewell to original show member Crash Clark. you wil be missed.

raccoonradio said...

And on Fri night news broke on Twitter, confirmed Sat. in Globe and at Sports Hub site, that Andy Gresh replaces Gary Tanguay on WBZ-FM midday show starting Monday

Kingfisher said...

T&R are awful. When is ESPN going to get a signal back in Boston so we can get M&M back?

Anonymous said...

It wont be the same without CRASH CLARK the funniest man ever on radio.The show will not be the same.My question is why?Were Toucher and Rich forced to let Crash go?The show sucks with wallach and gets even worse as Adolfo gets fatter and fatter but his role gets smaller and smaller.When that ahole zolak came on one day and said THE CHILI GUY WAS NOT FUNNY I vowed never,ever to listen to that lousy ex 4th string qb's show.I hate zolak and he hates the fans.Good luck CRASH YOU WILL BE MISSED!

David said...

As far as I know crash was offered a job to stay but did not want to do sports radio and left the station to get back on another music based show.

Anonymous said...

David,

What you know is what you know. But the fact is he had an existing contract when they moved over from WBCN to the new station. Instead of paying him to sit, management kept him until his contract expired. There's no another music based show for him out there. So now you know.

Anonymous said...

David,

What you know is what you know. But the fact is he had an existing contract when they moved over from WBCN to the new station. Instead of paying him to sit, management kept him until his contract expired. There's no another music based show for him out there. So now you know.

a said...

Kingfisher: M&M are terrible and everything that has to do with ESPN is awful. Simply terrible. T&R are great, you just don't get it. Some of their bits are played out or just plan bad, and they usually admit when something doesn't work. Zolak's the man; The guy can't have an opinion? Its the reason we are all writing on this damn blog. Open your eyes people

Kingfisher said...

Respectfully disagree about ESPN. M&M are terrific - at least they talk about sports. Since I wrote this I've heard some good stuff on T&R. For example the Charlie Sheen stuff was terrific. Similarly the DA calamari bit was hilarious.