1510 Closing the Doors?

It has been rumored almost from the beginning that WWZN, 1510 the Zone might not be long for the Boston airwaves. This week the rumors intensified, with industry sources telling me a few days ago that the station might not last the week.

Today, it appears the rumors came true. A WWZN staffer emailed to say that barring a last minute change of heart by ownership, the Diehards signed off for the final time this afternoon. Sporting News Radio is apparently pulling the plug on the local sports programming, meaning that the Eddie Andelman show is also no more. Could this be the end of the line for a local sports radio legend in Andelman? He wasn’t even here for the final week.

For the others, Ryen Russillo is sure to land on his feet. Anthony Pepe and Jon Anik have been holding down other jobs at the station, so it is unclear at this point where their futures might lay. It might not be on the airwaves.

Keep checking back here at BSMW as we continue to track this developing story and what it means for Boston sports fans.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003