February 26, 2024

Media

Rob ‘Hardy’ Poole was amongst those that moved from rock station WBCN when The Sports activities Hub started broadcasting in August 2009. BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP

The Sports activities Hub will title Rob “Hardy” Poole as the brand new co-host on its morning present, becoming a member of Fred Toucher. The announcement is predicted to return as quickly as Tuesday morning, with this system debuting early within the new 12 months.

Hardy, who has labored in Boston radio for greater than 25 years, has been at 98.5 FM because it launched in August 2009, together with because the third voice on the noon “Zolak and Bertrand Present.” Like Toucher and his former co-host Wealthy Shertenlieb, he moved to The Sports activities Hub from rock radio station WBCN, which was shut down that very same August.

The spot on the highly-rated morning present opened up in November when Shertenlieb and the station abruptly parted methods. Toucher and Shertenlieb had labored collectively to nice success since 2006 within the Boston market, however tensions had been percolating for months.

Earlier in November, Toucher signed a contract extension, however Shertenlieb didn’t, an ominous signal given they’d negotiated their offers as a tandem prior to now.  Since departing, Shertenlieb has not revealed his subsequent profession transfer, although he does have an internet site within the works, heyrichhey.com

The Sports activities Hub has spent the previous few weeks producing curiosity and content material about who would possibly exchange Shertenlieb within the coveted morning-drive position. However Hardy, a gifted producer whose dry humorousness appeared an apparent match with Toucher, was the frontrunner all alongside.

On Instagram, Toucher teased a 9 a.m. announcement on Tuesday’s present, however didn’t specify the topic.