BOSTON – CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 (WSBK-TV) announced a five-year contract extension to air Phantom Gourmet on myTV38 Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30AM and 11AM, feature news segments on Fridays in WBZ-TV News at 5PM, on cbsboston.com in addition to phantomgourmet.com, as well as the annual specials like the “Pregame Marathon” and “Three Stooges Marathon.” With this five-year extension, Phantom Gourmet will mark 26 years on television making it one of the longest running, locally produced programs ever to air in Boston.
“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Phantom Gourmet for five more years,” said Mark Lund, President and General Manager of CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV & myTV38 when announcing the extension. “Phantom Gourmet is one of the best-known, highly-regarded local brands in the market, the show’s content and production are exceptional, and the ratings are consistently among the best in the time-period, which is a testament to their incredibly loyal fan base.”
“We’ve had an unbeatable and innovative partnership with CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 for over a decade, and I look forward to five more years of building on our success,” said Dave Andelman, President and CEO of Phantom Gourmet, Inc. “CBS Boston’s multi-media platform is ideal for us to serve ‘Phantom Gourmet. Food and Fun. That’s all we serve.’ to the largest combined audience available. And having just bought the Mendon Twin Drive-In, we added the ‘big screen’ (actually two of them) to our distribution platforms, and we’ve topped 200,000 social media ‘phans’.”