(Boston, February 25, 2011) – The WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced their next step in a bold new programming lineup. WEEI is pairing two of Boston’s rising stars Lou Merloni and Mike Mutnansky to form the “Mut and Merloni,” show which will debut Monday, March 7.
“Mut and Merloni,” will air weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The new show will precede “The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley” which starts on Monday.
“Our mission at WEEI is to continue to provide the most informative and entertaining sports radio experience for the best sports fans in the country,” said Julie Kahn, Vice President and Market Manager at Entercom New England. “Lou Merloni and Mike Mutnansky are breakout talents. These new lineups make us stronger than ever throughout the broadcast day and position us to be dominant for years to come.”
Mutnansky and Merloni have established themselves in supporting roles on WEEI and are poised to step into the spotlight that comes with having their own show.
Said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of AM Programming and Operations for Entercom New England: “Lou is a budding superstar. We brought him on board and had every intention of seeing his role with us grow and become more prominent. His drive and dedication to be successful is unlike anything I've seen in recent years, and pairing him with Mike, 'WEEI's Dustin Pedroia', will be a fresh, new combination that is sure to be must-listen radio every day. Mutnansky is an exciting, gifted broadcaster and he's truly earned this opportunity.”
Merloni, the pride of Framingham, Mass, enjoyed a ten-year major league baseball career that included a six-year stint with his hometown Boston Red Sox. He joined WEEI in March 2008, appearing regularly with Ordway on "The Big Show" as a co-host. Merloni has since been a frequent contributor to many other shows on the station and plays a large role reporting for WEEI.com. He has also worked in television for both NESN and Comcast Sports Net New England.
Mutnansky, a 2002 University of Connecticut graduate, is also a native of Pepperell, MA. He joined WEEI as an update anchor in the spring of 2005 and began hosting on the weekends the next year. Mutnansky has been a regular fill in on WEEI during midday, evenings and weekends for the past five years. In addition, Mike has hosted the Red Sox and Celtics pre- and post-game shows.
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About The WEEI Sports Radio Network
The WEEI Sports Radio Network, comprised of Sports Radio WEEI and WEEI.com. WEEI is the nation’s leading sports talk radio station, with affiliates in markets all over New England: WEEI-FM in Providence, WVEI-FM in Springfield, and WVEI-AM in Worcester. Additionally, WEEI has made significant expansion into Maine and New Hampshire, with the addition of four new syndicated stations. Beginning in August 2008, WEEI.com made significant upgrades to the website’s design and content. The website hired Rob Bradford as editor-in-chief and has since hired over a dozen contributors to the site. In March 2009, the web site unveiled a major face lift and re-launched itself as “the sports page of the future.” For more information and to check out Boston’s best sports content, log onto WEEI.com.
About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is one of the five largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of 110 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City. Known for developing unique and highly successful, locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Kansas City Royals, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Sabres. Entercom focuses on creating effective integrated marketing solutions for its customers that incorporate the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations. The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Awards for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2007, Forbes magazine named Entercom one of America’s “Most Trustworthy Companies.”
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