WEEI format change

Donna Halper dlh@donnahalper.com
Fri Aug 7 11:28:47 EDT 2009

At 10:48 AM 8/7/2009, Doug Drown wrote:
>John Shepard III, himself, did the play-by-play in 1930??  I'll bet 
>that's an interesting story.

Shepard had actually done some broadcasting as far back as 1923.  He 
used his initials (JS), as was common in the early days (a leftover 
custom from ham radio) but every now and then he would get back on 
the air just for fun.  He and Red Sox sportscaster Fred Hoey 
frequently got into disputes-- Fred had a drinking problem-- and this 
may have been one of the many times he either fired or suspended Hoey.

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