Saturday, February 27, 2010

Boston sports radio wars in high gear

""The simmering feud between the city’s two sports radio powerhouses boiled over yesterday when a WEEI producer got slapped with a one-week suspension for texting “vulgar” messages to upstart rival the Sports Hub.
  • Andy Massaua, who works for Glenn Ordway’s “The Big Show,” was suspended yesterday and has been banned from texting anyone at WBZ-FM (98.5).

“Andy (has to) think about, and reflect, on his irresponsible and sophomoric actions that will not be tolerated by this station,” said WEEI-AM (850) program honcho Jason Wolfe....

  • The texts...were aimed at several Sports Hub employees, including (Damon) Amendolara and Chuck Perks, who does sports updates and used to work at WEEI....

Amendolara, who never identified Massaua by name, said the texter’s number was the first the station ever “red-flagged” as a problem. The station called the phone number and got the ’EEI producer’s voice mail, he said.

  • “We’ve got a pretty good sense of humor about ourselves, but you just can’t be vulgar,” Amendolara told listeners."...

from Boston Herald, "WEEI guy's texting ignites radio war," by Jessica Heslam, 2/27/10, via RadioDailyNews

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