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Re: Jim Baker, WEEI, and AM 1510

The only scenario that I could see Andleman leaving WEEI would be IF WEEI
loses both the Red Sox and the Celtics games as the flagship.  Other than
that, I don't think Andleman is that stupid that he would commit career
suicide by leaving for another in town competitor.  Having said that, this
feud between WEEI and the Globe makes for good publicity if nothing else and
don't be a bit surprised if some truce is announced ( especially if they do
get wooed on 1510 ) and the Globe scribes will be back on WEEI in no time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Shneyder" <bostonradio@yahoo.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 7:17 AM
Subject: Re: Jim Baker, WEEI, and AM 1510

> --- Sptseditor@aol.com wrote:
> > But here's the real interesting news: According to the Boston Sports Guy
> > (www.bostonsportsguy.com), Eddie Andleman is jumping ship from WEEI's A
Team to handle afternoon
> > drive on 1510 AM (which relaunched today as Sporting News Radio) to
compete with Ordway, and the
> > newly-unemployed Baker would be his co-host. This is rather ironic,
since Baker and Andleman
> > (then at WHDH) had an all-out feud 10-12 years ago which actually ended
up dominating the
> > Herald's sports pages for a day or two.
> It's not news, it's just a hot rumor(Eddie-to-1510) that Bill
> 'BSG' Simmons has been printing since Vulcan bought AM 1510
> last November. I read his zine almost every day and this item
> keeps reappearing. Why would The Sporting News which brands
> itself on journalistic credibility and integrity would add
> a local show with Baker and Andelman?!
> Andelman is a smart guy. He knows what's good for him.
> Plus, WEEI is already promoting his annual Hot Dog event
> on May 20th(it's even mentioned on Entercom's corporate
> extranet). So, he's not going anywhere for at least 2 months...
> Also, if you were going to bring in a name host, isn't there a
> knowledgeable talent pool of local hosts still available? Mike
> Adams(no contract) or former ch.4 sportscaster Bob Neumeier?
> If we were to see a local show started on AM 1510, it would
> probably evolve from their current 'Patriots Monday' format
> with writers like Jim Donaldson, Will McDonough and host
> Butch Stearns. You could also see 'banned from 'EEI' Boston
> Globe scribes like Bob Ryan or Michael Holle get added...I
> don't think they would ever go for Baker.
> If a serious sports publication like the Sporting News
> is going to take on 'EEI with a daily local
> angle, it won't be with a talk about hot dogs and
> all-you-can-eat-buffets in Vegas and taking shots at
> stations that dissed Eddie over the years...
> -Mark
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