I didn't get to post this earlier, you know with the day gig! But, the breaking news from Boston Sportsradio that Pete Shepperd is out at WEEI due to budget cuts. Needless to say, the Whiner Line was classic today and a fitting end of the show tribute to Pete. You can hear the audio on WEEI.com.
In classic Curt Schilling form, Curt in the car called up to say that he wouldn't be heard on WEEI again until Pete is back.
Here's the release from Regan Communications, who handles the PR stuff for WEEI and Entercom -
Statement Regarding Pete Sheppard from Entercom New England Vice President and Market Manager Julie Kahn and Vice President of AM Programming Jason Wolfe
“As we continue to operate in challenging economic times, it is with regret that we announce today that we have eliminated Pete Sheppard’s position as sports anchor on the Big Show. We’d like to thank Pete for his outstanding work with WEEI over the last ten years. He played a major role in our growth, and helped “The Big Show” become one of the top radio shows in the country. We wish Pete the best of luck in his future endeavors and remain extremely grateful for all his contributions over the past decade.”
Chad Finn from the Boston Globe has more on the story.
I for one am sad to see Pete go. He was great foil on the "Big Show" with Glenn Ordway and company. We wish Pete nothing but the best in the future.