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ChiefWahoo
09-12-2009, 09:54 AM
ESPN Radio 890/1400 is going off the air this weekend. They lost their affiliation with ESPN. They claim the stations are going to come back Monday with a new format but there are rumors that they may just go dark. The stations had recently signed contracts to carry Merrimack hockey and UMass sports.

http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/articles/2009/09/12/espn_radios_boston_affiliate_set_to_sign_off/

UMLGoon
09-12-2009, 10:09 AM
i'd guess it more than a bit likely that it was these deals with a pair of perennial also-rans that sank the station

CHFAN222
09-14-2009, 11:58 AM
Doen't that effect NU as well since they had a deal with 890?

ChiefWahoo
09-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Doen't that effect NU as well since they had a deal with 890?

They moved to WNTN AM 1550

http://www.huskiesradio.com/

Rover
09-14-2009, 01:40 PM
When I first read the title of this thread, my reaction was, "what's the potential problem - that they can't find any listeners?"

yuk yuk yuk :p

PS - Merrimac wouldn't have these problems if Machnik was still announcing....

boblav1
09-18-2009, 05:43 PM
ESPN Radio 890/1400 is going off the air this weekend. They lost their affiliation with ESPN. They claim the stations are going to come back Monday with a new format but there are rumors that they may just go dark. The stations had recently signed contracts to carry Merrimack hockey and UMass sports.

http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/articles/2009/09/12/espn_radios_boston_affiliate_set_to_sign_off/
Chief, Any updates?

ChiefWahoo
09-19-2009, 10:41 AM
MerrimacK wouldn't have these problems if Machnik was still announcing....

Mike is back. He will be doing color this season.

BobLav1. No new updates yet.

SPIN CONTROL
09-20-2009, 05:06 PM
Mike is back. He will be doing color this season.


That is fantastic news for the 7 or 8 listeners out there.

Rover
09-21-2009, 01:05 PM
That is fantastic news for the 7 or 8 listeners out there.

Okay, that is just plain rude. :mad: :D :mad:

Nick Papagiorgio
09-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Mike is back. He will be doing color this season.


Merrimack must be THRILLED to have a guy they don't want anywhere near their program doing the color commentating!!

ChiefWahoo
09-22-2009, 01:17 PM
Merrimack must be THRILLED to have a guy they don't want anywhere near their program doing the color commentating!!

There is a new administration at Merrimack. Allot of the bad decisions by the previous regime are being righted. New ice was installed at Lawler over the summer and the press box has also been expanded. More renovations to Lawler are being announced tomorrow.

theprofromdover
09-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Mike is back. He will be doing color this season.

BobLav1. No new updates yet.

Does this mean that we'll have to put up with Kelly over here defending him all season?

Trust X Believe

Nick Papagiorgio
09-22-2009, 02:48 PM
New ice was installed at Lawler

Exciting stuff. Is it going to be more slippery than the old ice?

Nick Papagiorgio
09-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Does this mean that we'll have to put up with Kelly over here defending him all season?

Probably. Every once in a while I will read the letter he wrote to all (as in, all 10) of the Merrimack fans on their website when he was told he wasn't wanted there anymore (in addition to their requests that he stop using their trademarked logos on his own website). Try not to laugh every time he insisted he bring his wife with him into all of these meetings and making all of these phone calls. I dare you, try not to laugh. It was gd hilarious.

Rover
09-22-2009, 03:36 PM
You know, I've seen this story here and there, but never got the full rundown of why BC fans are anti-Machnik. Is it because of the Eaves colliding with the goalie incident?

theprofromdover
09-22-2009, 08:18 PM
You know, I've seen this story here and there, but never got the full rundown of why BC fans are anti-Machnik. Is it because of the Eaves colliding with the goalie incident?

Yup.

MCHOCKEY
09-22-2009, 09:03 PM
And I wondered why I stayed away from this site for so long!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: Pompous *sses!!!

ChiefWahoo
10-09-2009, 02:40 PM
Merrimack just announced that WLLH 1400 will be back on the air in November and will start broadcasting games on the 13th. Not sure what this means for WAMG and UMass broadcasts.

http://www.merrimackathletics.com/sports/mice/2009-10/releases/20091009Radio

jjmc85
10-11-2009, 12:30 AM
UMass Basketball, Football and Hockey will be on 1060AM in the Boston Area:

http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/100909aaa.html