Friday, July 12, 2019

The Boston Shocker : Entercom moves Greg Hill from WAAF to WEEI as Gerry Callahan departs

In a move that shook up the entire Boston radio landscape, Entercom announced the upcoming debut of “The Greg Hill Morning Show” on WEEI  93.7. The new show will begin on Monday July 29th and feature longtime Boston radio veteran Greg Hill, who will be transitioning to WEEI from sister station WAAF 107,3. Hill will be joined by co-host Danielle Murr and a rotating group of additional contributors including comedian and one-time WAAF afternoon co-host Nick Stevens.

“I am thrilled to embark on the next chapter in my career in Boston. WEEI is a legendary Boston station and one of the country’s first sports stations,” said Hill via press release. “I am excited to anchor mornings moving forward. I also want to thank WAAF and all of the listeners and co-workers who have made the last 28 years so amazing. The good news is I will still be talking to them every weekday, just down the dial at 93.7 FM.”

As part of these changes,  20-year WEEI morning co-host Gerry Callahan exits WEEI after more than two decades. In a statement, Entercom said, “Callahan has been a dominant force and a big part of WEEI over the years. While it is now time for a new chapter, we thank him for his many contributions and the indelible mark he has made at WEEI, including his tireless work on behalf of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

More moves : Mike “Mut” Mutnansky,  co-host of WEEI’s Mut & Callahan morning show transitions back to his former evening shift(6pm-10pm). Over on WAAF, longtime Hill-Man Morning Show sports anchor Lyndon Byers will join morning show producer Mike Hsu in the afternoon drive beginning July 30. The WAAF morning show will shift to a music focus during the interplanetary search for Hill’s successor.

BRW Notebook :

More sports changes :  Beginning on July 18th, WBZ/98.5 The Sports Hub will become an affiliate of Fox Sports Radio(FSR). Boston's #1 sports station carried Fox programming from 2009 to 2012. When its former parent company CBS Radio launched CBS Sports Radio network in 2013, the Hub dropped FSR and began carrying CBSSR overnight and weekend shows. WEEI 93.7 will pick up CBSSR on Monday August 5th and drop SB Nation Radio. 

A night with Matty : Kiss 108's Matt Siegel who has been hosting  “Matty in the Morning" since January 1981,just sold out his "An Evening With Matty in The Morning at The Wilbur Theater. This year's show will take place on Sept 5th.  During the theater show’s Q&A, audience members have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and ask him an array of questions about his morning show and his career journey as well as receive advice from Matty about anything going on in their lives.

Moves :  After 8 months off-the air, former WRKO 680 morning co-host and local veteran media personality Kim Carrigan is landing on a new frequency. Beginning Monday, July 15th, Carrigan is joining Bloomberg Baystate Business on WRCA 1330/106.1. Bloomberg's local afternoon drive show airs from 4pm-6pm from its Boston media bureau on Summer Street in the Financial District.... Hisham Fayed as its new Director of Marketing at iHeart Radio Boston. He will work closely with the promotions, events, sales and programming teams in developing and executing marketing plans for company's local brands WXKS (Kiss 108), WJMN (JAM’N 94.5), WBWL (101.7 The Bull), 100.7 WZLX and WKAF (The New 97.7).  Previously, he spent eight years with Beasley Media Group Boston as Director of Marketing & Promotions for former Talk outlet WTKK and its successor, WBQT/Hot 96.9. He began his career at  WXRV/92.5 The River.....Former Star 93.7/Oldies 103.3/Jamn 94-5 personality Ralphie Marino has been named Assistant Program Director and Morning On-Air Personality at WJPT/Sunny 106.3 in Ft. Myers, FL He will begin his new position on Monday, July 15th, 2019.. Marino was most recently heard on the air doing Mornings at 99.9 WQRC-FM and Middays at Cape Country 104 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He also did weekends and weekday fill-in shifts at Beasley’s Country 102.5/WKLB-FM in Boston....

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