Boston Daily, the blog of Boston Magazine has an email interview with Michael Felger this afternoon discussing his recent changes in employment.
Felger discusses his departure from 890 ESPN and the Boston Herald, and sums up what his duties are going to be with WEEI.com.
I will be a fill-in host for primarily the morning and mid-day shows, when the regulars are on vacation or out. I start July 21 on Dale and Holley. I will also write for the web twice a week during the football season and every-other-week in the offseason. I will do my report card for one of the stories and an extended mailbag—responding to report card emails, looking ahead to the upcoming week, etc.—later in the week. That’s pretty much the extent of it. I’m a regular freelancer.
I guess I’m a little disappointed at the quantity of content he’s going to be creating for the website. I envisioned him sort of being the WEEI beat writer for the Patriots, filing articles each day from Patriots practice. I think if WEEI.com really wanted to be the online destination for Boston sports fans, that is the type of daily content they’re going to have to deliver if they want to compete with Boston.com.
In the rest of the interview Felger says that Comcast SportsNet is his full time employer, and that he had an arrangement with them that allowed him to serve out the remainder of his 890 ESPN contract. The idea all along was that he would be leaving the station at that point.