August 19, 2014
97.5 The Fanatic is excited to announce a new Midday Lineup for the Football season featuring former Philadelphia Eagles Brian Westbrook and Brian Baldinger. The new 10AM to Noon show, Co-hosted by Harry Mayes, will feature Brian Westbrook on Mondays and Fridays, and Brian Baldinger on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This new lineup will start Tuesday, September 2nd.
Brian Westbrook has been a regular contributor on 97.5 The Fanatic in recent years. He also hosted his own show with The Fanatic as a player during the 2008-2009 season. Westbrook was drafted by the Eagles in 2002 out of Villanova University and spent 8 seasons in Philadelphia. He made two NFL Pro Bowls and played in 4 NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl.
A regular contributor with The Fanatic since 2010, Brian Baldinger will now expand his role to Midday Host starting Tuesday, September 2nd. Better known as “Baldy”, Baldinger has been a permanent fixture within the Philly sports scene ever since he joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a player back in 1992. After his successful playing career ended in 1993, Baldinger sought to develop a second career in broadcasting. His passionate and articulate approach, his specific knowledge of sports and his drive to succeed landed him a job broadcasting NFL games on Fox and immersed him in a big-time broadcasting career.
Monday – Brian Westbrook and Harry Mayes
Tuesday – Brian Baldinger and Harry Mayes
Wednesday – Brian Baldinger and Harry Mayes
Thursday – Brian Baldinger and Harry Mayes
Friday – Brian Westbrook and Harry Mayes
Former NFL Player and Sports Personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins Joins HOT 96.9 GetUp Crew in Boston
August 18, 2014
Greater Media announces former NFL Player and Sports Personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins has joined the HOT 96.9 “GetUp Crew” in Boston. His first day on the morning show will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
HOT 96.9 FM burst onto the scene in January of 2013 and continues to be one of the most successful station launches in Boston radio history. Melissa, who has been hosting middays on Hot 96.9 since the station’s inception, will also be joining the morning team. Boston’s most beloved female radio personality, Pebbles, will continue to anchor the show.
Wiggins most recently appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, where he garnered new fame as “the man with an opinion on everything”, both inside and outside the sports world. In addition, he has served as an NFL analyst and has worked in other positions at Boston sports media outlets including Comcast SportsNet New England, WBZ- TV, WHDH-TV, New England Sports Network and the Kraft Sports Production show entitled “Patriots This Week”.
“Morning shows are built to excel when the personalities are live, local, and make a connection with their marketplace,” said Cadillac Jack, Director of Programming at Greater Media Boston. “The deep and real footprint that Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy each already have individually in Boston make the GetUp Crew an unbeatable team and the start of another great chapter in HOT 96.9’s success story.”
“Melissa and I have worked together for years, and I’m excited to have her back on the morning team,” said Pebbles. “I’ve also had the pleasure to get to know Wiggy over the past few weeks and I can assure you – we couldn’t be more different! It’s going to be entertaining!”
“I am super excited to be working with Pebbles and Melissa, as well as everyone else at HOT 96.9,” said Wiggins. “I can’t wait to do my part to help the Hot 96.9 morning show continue to be one of the hottest shows in Boston.”