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    http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/2012/02/january-numbers-see-98-5-still-riding-high


    Talk about a beat down. Keep the sox talk going eei.
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    But... But.... WEEI said the only reason they were losing to 98.5 was because 98.5's FM signal went farther than WEEI's AM signal. Now that WEEI is on FM, they should be kicking 98.5's arse right?!? LOL! WEEI's ratings which combines both the AM and FM signal are still peiss poor compared to 98.5.
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    Wow that is impressive by 98.5. Personally, I cannot stand the Big Show - Ordway is a total blowhard and he interrupts constantly. If you are going to have a call-in show, you need to let the callers talk once in a while, big O.

    But, given where I live, it's what I can get, so I listen anyway.
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    #12 Jersey

    well i think the midday of mutt and merloni was one of the biggest mistakes they made... they started to direct denis and callahan off of topics...


    The only good thing is they have locked up 2 more years of patriots monday .. and Brady and Belichicks interviews,.
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    I can't stand Ordway, but I really like (or used to like) Michael Holley. Holley has regressed since being teamed with Ordway. I try to listen to the Big Show only because I despise Vulgar and Spazz mostly because they despise Patriots fans, but lately I can't listen to The Big Show either because it's so bad. During the football play-offs I switched from Mut and Merloni to Gresh and Zo because the latter was so much better on football. Now, both shows suck, in my opinion. What a sad state of affairs for local radio. I'd love to see both Ordway and Felger transplanted to the Great Northwest, preferably the Alaskan part near the Arctic Circle. The sound of a single syllable from either of them causes me to change to music instantly.
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    I took that station off my memory dial in the car and will not listen to it again until that chubby 2-faced jerk DeOssie is canned.
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    What age group do these numbers represent. IMO the morning show on 98.5 is the most putrid irrelevant dribble on radio. Other than that show I find myself more and more listening to 98.5.
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    and...and...and if you include the Rhode Island market where EEI has affiliates airing their signal their numbers are much better! well, somewhat better....
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    Funny i listen to 98.5 till 2 and go over to big show during footbal season....as felger is horrible when it comes to football.
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    That mid day show has to go - Mutskansky sucks and he stinks.....time for John Dennis to be pushed overboard, along with O.....young up and coming media like Chris Gasper and Rappaport should be looked at by EEI - they need youth and relevant hosts not old farts...
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    I get everything I need from talk radio when they turn the airways over to callers who do not have a life from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Weiner Whiner Line and Last Call are great. "Okay, Andy. Let's stoke 'er up...."
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    i did the same thing. im not watching anything on comcast sports net either.
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    WEEI shot itself in both feet breaking up Dale and Holley and replacing them with the extremely weak Mutt & Merloni. Meanwhile, Ordway has become an even more insufferably pompous little dick (if that was possible), and Mike Adams has been a sad joke from day one. The "talent" is doing them in.
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    I do the same, although I think Felger and Mazz are both godawful on all sports, eei should be able to put together a show that can beat F & M if they put a little effort into it.
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    If Ordway slips under an 18-wheeler that would be a start.
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    just from my perspective, i think they both suck. so, it's just a matter of less suckage.

    toucher and rich-horrendous............d and c-less suck
    mutt and merloni-unlistenable...........gresh and zo-less suck
    feltch and mazz-ears bleed............. big show because of holley-less suck
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    I'm shocked that a station that actually pays "Mikey" Adams is struggling against the competition. They should have a lock on the under 13 crowd.
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    EEI's problem is reaching more people.
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    Could not agree more between Munansky's whiny wanna be commentary and Merloni claiming how much he loves football and hockey, the whole thing makes me want to puke.

    Early on I emailed Jason Wolfe of EEI voicing my displeasure with getting rid of Dale and Holley, and he essentially said tough...

    They ruined something that worked... it is only a matter of time, unfortunately when that happens there will only be one choice.. and when that happens complacency sets in.

    Right now do not listen to much of anything on sportstalk, will tune in for the draft stuff.. then a long spell of Red Sox Banter..
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    I first started listening to EEI for real when the HC of the NYJ press conference was aired. I got the distinct impression that they were all resting on their laurels because their only competition 890AM(?) sucked horribly. Not including Dick Raditz and the Whiner Line, were they ever any good? ?
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    These ratings are only from the 25 - 54 age group, the prime group advertisers focus on/target with their ad dollars.
    They are not the entire ratings.

    Personally I find Boston sports talk radio to be getting worse with each passing year. Very negative, quite personal in their atacks (especially the Sports Hub), they all talk off the same script and parrot one another on certain topics...i.e. the Red Sox.
    There are no fresh voices....no fierce and interesting debate and discussion.

    Toucher and Rich - Beavis and Butthead radio for 15 years old.
    Gresh and Zo - awesome on football. Embarrassingly dumb on all other topics.
    Listening to Zo talk Red Sox is laugh out loud funny. Zo is not a very bright man and it comes across when he's out of his football element. Robert Kraft's houseboy is dumb as a stump.
    Felger and Mazz - could be good but Felger acts out like a 14 year old with his embarrassing "what a douche" "what a dbag" references. Embarrassingly immature. Felger also gets personal at times which is quite ugly. Tony Mazz is simply Felger's lap dog. "Yes Mike", "I agree Mike" "You're right Mike". Have those 2 ever had a heated debate on any topic??
    Felger pontificates and Mazz agrees. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

    Dennis and Callahan - adult radio for sure but they get off the sports topics all too often. Both are arrogant and condescending. Meterparel is obnoxious and they lose audience because of him.
    Mutt and Merloni - predicted that would bomb and it has.
    Ordway and Holley - I also predicted this wouldn't work and it hasn't. The ONLY thing I like about this show is these guys, unlike DB and squeak, will actually disagree and hotly debate topics. I've never liked Ordway, have never understood why he's been around as long as he has. Rude and pompous. Holley I like but Mike needs to be with a certain host to have it work. An insufferable blowhard like Ordway is not that host.
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    WEEI dying slowly....I hope so.
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    There seems to be a lot of hatred for EEI. Personally, I can't stand Callahan and Dennis, especially Callahan so I do this really clever thing; I don't listen. I think losing listeners is more painful to EEI than a laundry basketful of complaining letters.
    I don't know about 98.5 since we out here in the hinterland, don't get it.
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    You listen to those giggling morons in the morning for football information? :confused:
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    I don't listen to the morning shows on either channel but as for mid day and afternoon drive 98.5 kills EEI. Gresh and Zolak are great during football season and although they don't know crap about hockey I'd still rather listen to them spin their wheels about the Bruins than anything on EEI plus they have Bergeron on once a week. Felger is a douche (his act with Beckett is getting stupid for example) but he is a big hockey supporter which I appreciate. The fact is that EEI left the Bruins for dead and mocked hockey fans for years while 98.5 built them back up over it's existence, and sure that's because they are the flag ship station of the B's, but I still appreciate it. The Bruins and Pats are my top 2 teams so naturally I like their station more.
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    he's a baseball guy. As a matter of fact most of the EEI guys are baseball first. I thought Mike Adams was going to cry talking about Tech retiring. If he exuded 10% of that passion towards football I would give him a chance. Unfortunately the reality is that dude would talk baseball 24/7 if he could.
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