Comcast SportsNet and 98.5 The Sports Hub announced today an agreement to air a live simulcast of Boston’s leading all-sports radio station’s popular Felger & Massarotti Show on Comcast SportsNet beginning this fall. To coincide with the show’s television debut, Felger & Massarotti will broadcast from a newly renovated set at 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Brighton studios.

Hosted by Comcast SportsNet personality Michael Felger and veteran Boston baseball writer and columnist Tony Massarotti, 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Massarotti Show is the No. 1-rated afternoon drive program in Boston with Men 25-54 and Men 18-49.

“Felger, Mazz, and the Sports Hub have taken over Boston radio with a rocket launch to the top of the ratings. Adding Felger’s acerbic nature for four more hours to our line-up and Mazz’s credentials are huge pluses for Comcast SportsNet as we continue to build out our programming which features local, entertaining sports programming from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet Executive Vice President and General Manager. “The Sports Hub’s growth mirrors our own dramatic evolution which began with the launch of Chevrolet SportsNet Central and has continued with the addition of a host of new programming including Quick Slants, The Baseball Show and more.”

“98.5 The Sports Hub has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the Boston sports landscape, and the Felger & Massarotti Show has been an integral part of that success,” said Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Boston. “Partnering with Comcast SportsNet on this simulcast allows us to extend our brand further, while also making the Felger & Massarotti show available on CSN to over four million households in New England.”

Felger also hosts Sports Sunday and co-hosts Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight on Comcast SportsNet. The Boston University grad is the hottest personality in Boston sports and his willingness to take on owners, coaches, players, and fans with his unique brand of biting commentary has set him apart in the Boston sports media market.

Massarotti, a Waltham native and Tufts University graduate, is the author of four books and a long-time baseball writer and columnist for a range of Boston news outlets, including the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and Massarotti adds balance to the program with a perspective that only a pragmatic, life-long Bostonian can have.

“Tony and I are thrilled to broadcast our show on Comcast Sports Net, expanding our audience even further,” said Felger. “CSN understands the need for personality and strong opinions, which is right up our alley.”

Added Massarotti, “Simulcasting the show adds an entirely new dimension to the experience we provide our fans. And for many of Comcast SportsNet’s viewers we will be a welcome addition to their afternoon entertainment.”

Comcast SportsNet’s simulcast of the Felger & Mazz show will be presented by Nissan.

98.5 The Sports Hub, the 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Award “Sports Station of the Year,” is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WZLX-FM, WODS-FM, WBMX-FM, and WBZ-AM in Boston.

Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, Sports Sunday, Quick Slants, The Baseball Show and New England Tailgate. Comcast SportsNet’s partnership with the 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics is the longest team-regional sports network relationship in New England and the fourth longest in professional sports. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit for more information.

Comments (18)
  1. Eric says:

    Great, now i get to see Felger’s non undershirt wearing chest hair on live tv!

  2. sullyinma says:

    This is why they are a second rate sports station. They copied WEEI once again. Try coming up with something original.

    1. Eric says:

      Oh, and WEEI moving to an FM station wasn’t something original? WEEI thought there was no market for an FM signal…

    2. matt says:

      and second rate sports station im pretty sure all of the hubs shows out rate WEEI

      1. sullyinma says:

        “and second rate sports station im pretty sure all of the hubs shows out rate WEEI”


        Your comment makes no sense. Try again in english.

    3. Sam says:

      That’s absurd. Simulcasting has been going on for at least 15 years, talk to Stern, then Imus, etc down the line.

  3. matt says:

    O and im pretty sure ESPN has been doing it way longer so great argument though!!

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  5. barkingspaniel says:

    Great move 98.5. And down goes WEEI and the loudmouths even further in the ratings.

  6. Gunny says:

    Great move Comcast is crushing NESN and 98.5 is crushing WEEI. What a list of shows.

    1. sullyinma says:


      “Great move Comcast is crushing NESN and 98.5 is crushing WEEI. What a list of shows.”

      You obviously have no clue as to who the #1 rated sports station is in Boston. I will give you a clue. The names Dennis, Callahan, Ordway are a few of the names that are on the #1 station.

      Nice try though.


      1. Rhodie says:

        Damn. Have you lived under a rock for two years?

        Toucher and Rich beat EVERYONE.

        Felger and Mazz beat everyone in the afternoon

        Since you must be a WEEI listener, have you noticed they don’t pat themselves on the back for their ratings every month like they used to?

        PS: Wonder why Ordway got a partner? Wonder why Arnold got fired? WEEI was getting biatch slapped in the ratings.

  7. Rhodie says:


    I know you’re looking pretty “dum and stoopit” for your comments above … but this is the Internet, so nobody knows you and that is good thing … for you.

    Before you say WEEI is number 1 at work or home, read this article first.

  8. Jose says:

    I think its great now my afternoon will be enjoyable, better than listening to Glen in the radio. My favorite show listening from school is now going to be my favorite on tv.

  9. Frank Rizzo says:

    Weei sucks, no match for Felger and Mazz.

  10. Frank says:

    Felger should go to a place where he can act like an idiot and the people wold like it. I would suggest San Fran where most of the people are nuts.

  11. jimy says:

    felger and mazz; i watch your show everyday, but not for long. you two are going to fry in HELL. leave Tebow alone. you two college boys piss me off with the way you make fun of the man and his religion. pound him all you want when it comes to how he plays the game but leave the religion out of it. Jesus still loves you and i will keep watching. Merry Christmas, CHASTO’

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