SBD/July 21, 2014/Media
Published July 21, 2014
BLEEP BUTTON? In Boston, Dan Shaughnessy wrote it is "fair to say" that WEEI-FM was "slow to react" when host Kirk Minihane called Fox Sports' Erin Andrews a "gutless (expletive)" on the air Wednesday morning. Folks at the station were "so clueless that they re-aired the segment a little later in the morning" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/20).
ISLAND IN THE SUN: In Honolulu, Ferd Lewis reported Oceanic Time Warner Cable will offer eight Univ. of Hawaii's football games "on pay-per-view this season." It is Oceanic's "largest menu" of UH games since '11 and will "come with a $400 'early bird' rate on Oahu." Packages purchased after the deadline "will cost $450 on Oahu and $270 on the neighbor islands" (HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER, 7/20).
FLAVOR OF THE WEEK: In N.Y., Bob Raissman noted YES Network’s “This Week in Football,” which has been on the RSN for 12 years, "won’t be returning this season." Economics "played a role." Fox, which owns a majority stake in YES, is "looking to trim budgets at all their regional sports networks, making 'TWIF' expendable" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/20).