Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Brick is back in Town

WEEI 93.7 is bringing John Tournour, better known as J.T. “The Brick”, back to Boston radio, adding his late night FOX Sports Radio show to station’s lineup starting this Sunday night/Monday morning. The 1am-6am show will air on WEEI from Sunday-Thursday, it was announced yesterday.

The Brick's original syndicated show first debuted on WEEI back in 1996 and developed quite an overnight following in Boston over the years. In November 2009, he moved over to WEEI's rival WBZ/98.5 The SportsHub as WEEI took on full-time ESPN Radio affiliation.(BRW 10/30/09) However, Brick's Boston run was interrupted four months ago when The SportsHub had to drop him to become part of corporate family's CBS Sports Radio network(BRW 11/17/12) leaving him without a local station for the first time in 16 years.

Things will be back to normal on Boston radio's overnight shift when Las Vegas-based Brick and his LA-based sidekick Tom Looney once again become a regular fixture on WEEI's weekday line-up starting very early this Monday morning(the show is heard live 1am-5am and the first hour is repeated from 5am-6am).


John Ryder Gets Expanded WEEI-FM Red Sox Role

Earlier this week, WEEI 93.7 has named John Ryder as host of the station's pre- and post-game coverage of Red Sox Baseball. Ryder has been with WEEI since 1998 and is a regular contributor to the "Planet Mikey" show, in addition to hosting Red Sox Review and Celtics Rewind after Sox and Celtics games. 

Entercom Boston also announced that Sean Grande and Lou Merloni will join the broadcasts filling in for Dave O'Brien, who will miss Monday night games during the season due to his responsibilities for ESPN-TV. Grande has been the voice of the Boston Celtics since 2001, after having served as the TV voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves for three years. Merloni is currently co-host of the "Mut and Merloni" show on WEEI. Merloni also had a nine-year professional career in Major League Baseball, the first five with the Red Sox. 

BRW Notebook :

Rocking the Earth and Kissing The Stars : The 20th edition of WBOS 92.9's Earthfest will take place Saturday, May 18th at the Hatch Shell in Boston.  This year’s lineup includes Vertical Horizon, Cracker, Gentlemen Hall, Fastball, and Camper Van Beethoven, it was announced last week. Full event details are here....Whether its a so-so line-up or a soft economy, but this year's Kiss 108's concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield is far from sellout. All the lawn seats are gone but there's plenty of pavilion seats available for the annual event which takes place on Saturday, May 18th at 2pm. The concert will feature  Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd, Emblem3, Taboo, Chris Wallace, Icona Pop, Jason Derulo, Ariana Grande, Olly Murs. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com


Promoting the River : Lindsay Burrill has been named the new Promotion Director at WXRV/92.5 The River. She will oversee the station's extensive promotion and event marketing, along with the experiential and social media departments for the River Radio Network operating on WXRV 92.5/WFNX 99.9/WLKC 105. Previously, Burrill held sales and promotion positions at Northeast Broadcasting and Greater Media Boston. She is also an Emerson College alum and former WERS 88.9 staffer.

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