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Published February 20, 2013
GET ON THE MIC, MIKE: In Boston, Chad Finn notes WEEI yesterday officially announced that Mike Salk will "join Michael Holley on the station's afternoon drive program," replacing longtime host Glenn Ordway. Salk previously worked for ESPN Radio 890 Boston from '05-09. He will "debut on WEEI in mid-March," and will contribute to WEEI.com (BOSTON.com, 2/19).
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS: In Pittsburgh, Rob Rossi notes about 357,000 people on average "have watched Penguins games broadcast on Root Sports Pittsburgh since the NHL returned in late January." No U.S. NHL market has "done better with its local club." The Penguins' overall regional TV rating "generated an 11.9 average." The Sabres "were also off to a strong regional TV ratings start this season, with an average of 10.1." Rounding out Nielsen's "top five: Boston (7.0), St. Louis (5.0) and Chicago (4.9)." The Penguins have "produced a double-digit rating in 12 consecutive games broadcast on Root Sports Pittsburgh" (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 2/20).
COVERING THE BASES: MLB Network yesterday announced that former MLBer Darryl Hamilton has joined the net as an analyst. Hamilton will make his debut Saturday. Meanwhile, ESPN yesterday announced that former MLBer Alex Cora has joined the net and ESPN Deportes as an analyst (THE DAILY). In Boston, Nick Cafardo wrote Cora "should be great" at ESPN (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/17).