BY KEVIN HARRIMAN
WEEI 850 Boston announced today that they were making significant changes to its on-air personalities in hopes of stemming the tide from 98.5 The Sports Hub which has recently caught up to EEI in the ratings.
The following is a copy of a press release sent to Boston Sports Desk:
(Boston, February 15, 2011) - Writing a new chapter in its 20-year history as the national sports talk radio leader, the WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced a major change to its afternoon drive-time show.
In a move that creates a “Dream Team” pairing two of Boston’s most respected and entertaining personalities, Michael Holley, who has co-hosted the midday “Dale and Holley” program on WEEI since 2005, is moving to afternoon drive-time, joining Glenn Ordway for “The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley.” The program will air weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and launches on February 28.
WEEI will be announcing details on a revamped midday show in the coming days.
Boston Sports Desk has learned that Dale Arnold, Holley’s current co-host will either be let go or given fill in duty around the station. Rumors have been circulating for the past few days that Lou Merloni and Mike Mutnansky will be taking over teh 10-2 slot.