NESN and WEEI announced this morning that beginning on November 16th, The Dennis and Callahan program will be simulcast on NESN from 6:00 to 9:00 am weekdays. The show will also be available to NESN National subscribers across the country.
NESN will install four remotely controlled HD cameras in WEEI’s studio in Brighton, MA and fiber the feeds back to the NESN HD Television Center in Watertown, MA where NESN will direct the four feeds and add graphics. In addition to the live simulcast every weekday morning, NESN will also replay The Dennis and Callahan Showin primetime on NESN National. A one-hour “Best of Dennis & Callahan” is also planned for late night. The partnership also includes regular appearances by WEEI personalities on NESN’s Red Sox pre-game shows and other sports programs.
First reaction? Ugh.
Second reaction? How will Jason Wolfe attempt to use the TV numbers in his radio ratings numbers?
They insist it won’t, but I’ll be curious to see if the move means that D&C will be forced to tone down their hate act a bit. When it comes to politics, we already know that prominent members of Red Sox management are at the opposite end of the spectrum politically with D&C, how much will they be willing to tolerate on their own station? Or will the 9:00-10:00 hour now become the political hour for D&C?
I’m also interested in this move from the standpoint of WEEI’s relationship with Comcast SportsNet. Those two have sort of always been allies in many ways, now, with WEEI alligning itself so strongly with NESN, does that have a trickle-down effect on the other talent at the station?
It’s unfortunate that a big Patriots win on Sunday is being overshadowed by the possible suspension on Brandon Meriweather for his hit on Todd Heap. Is it only in New England that fans and media are calling for their own player to be suspended?
Meriweather deserves suspension for vicious hit on Heap - Glen Farley’s column this morning is a perfect example of the above.
Belichick on top of his game - (registration may be required) Jonathan Comey says that Sunday’s win might be one of the crowning moments of Belichick’s career.
Quirky nickel scheme key to Patriots defense’s success - Ian Rapoport looks at the 1-5-5 defense that was so successful on Sunday.
Bowl of Belichicken soup - Gerry Callahan has the Patriots once again thriving under Belichick.
A single stop told story - Dave D’Onofrio looks at a big play that spoke volumes on Sunday.
Banta-Cain loses job to Cunningham - Rich Garven has the rookie from Florida making his third straight start on Sunday over the veteran who got the contract extension in the offseason.
The new Patriots’ passing game: Shorte routes, with more congestion - Tom E Curran says that Tom Brady will need to become more a point guard in the new offense.
Ravens, you’re not as good everyone thought you were - Bill Burt gets his column from today published in the Baltimore Sun. It doesn’t go over well. I love that the first commenter says that the column is sour grapes from the playoff loss. As Tom Brady pointed out, the Ravens have beaten the Patriots once in nine years.
Praise for Mesko still hanging in air - Shalise Manza Young’s notebook covers a number of topics.
No sixth sense for Shaq - Peter May says Shaq doesn’t want to compare himself to Bill Walton in ’86, he just wants another championship.
Job-sharing works for Rask - Joe Haggerty has the Bruins goalie okay with sharing time with Tim Thomas.
Boston Bruins defense will be put to test by Washington Capitals - Mike Loftus notes the tough test the Bruins will face in their home opener.
McAdam at the ALCS: Lee solidifying his place in history - Sean McAdam looks at another historically great performance from Cliff Lee.