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.