Famous Last Words: WEEI's Glenn Ordway Makes Final Appearance On Station
WEEI’s Glenn Ordway hosted his final show on Friday, and he reflected on more than three decades on the air in Boston. He said, “It’s been an unbelievable ride. I’ve been here since 1986 with the Boston Celtics.” Ordway added that he loved that job and it was “as much fun as I think anybody who grew up in this town and wanted to be a broadcaster, you couldn’t ask for more.” Ordway noted that the last 18 years and being able to “put together not only this show but be part of something very, very significant in this market and across the country has been a thorough joy.” Ordway: “Everybody’s time comes and goes, and there is a period in which you can excel at something, and it doesn’t mean that you're done or washed up or you're over. It means that the marketplace is changing somewhat and you have to change with the marketplace. That’s exactly what’s going on here.” Ordway addressed the listeners and said, “I thank every one of you. I hope you understood. In the last few days many of you did. Some of you obviously thought I was crude, rude, arrogant. Well, maybe I was. But it’s part of what we were doing here as a show.” He ended by saying, “Thanks to everybody. … You're all going to catch me around the corner some place so keep in touch.” Ordway noted, “I do have my Twitter account available so I have some free time. They’ve been bitching about me for the last year about how I can’t tweet but guess what? I got free time now. I’m gonna be tweeting my ass off!!!” (“The Big Show,” WEEI, 2/15).