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WEEI-AM Names John Ryder Host Of Red Sox Pre- And Postgame

WEEI-AM today named John Ryder the host of the station's pre- and postgame Red Sox coverage. Ryder has been with the outlet since '98. WEEI also said that Lou Merloni and Sean Grande "will periodically fill in" for play-by-play announcer Dave O'Brien, who also serves as the play-by-play voice for ESPN's "Monday Night Baseball" telecast. Merloni and Grande replace Jon Rish, who "resigned as host and fill-in broadcaster" in April (BOSTON.com, 5/1).