A 98.5 fan favourite already saying he’s completely not within the “Toucher and Rich” opening has stunned morning host Fred Toucher, who “never thought someone would take their name out of the running” this early.
It has solely been one week since Toucher introduced that Rich Shertenlieb was leaving the highest sports activities morning present within the area.
Jim Murray, the third chair on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Felger and Mazz,” was rapidly floated as a attainable substitute for Shertenlieb — however “Big Jim” Murray has shot down any likelihood of transferring from afternoons to mornings.
Toucher on Friday morning reacted to Murray saying he’s “100% not interested” within the morning present job opening.
“So this was in the Boston Herald, because I get Google Alerts which are firing in because we’re big shot, big time right now,” Toucher mentioned. “And Jim Murray has stated for the record, while asked during the ‘Felger and Mazz’ after show, if he was interested in taking the Rich chair, and he said no.”
“Interesting,” mentioned 98.5’s Jon Wallach. “I thought he would be interested.”
“He doesn’t want to get up in the morning?” requested Sports Illustrated MMQB’s Albert Breer, who makes common appearances on 98.5. MMQB stands for Monday Morning Quarterback.
Murray has labored on morning exhibits prior to now, and mentioned he’d be “miserable” going again to these depraved early hours.
“He’s done mornings before, and you would assume the opportunity would be so much for him that the last thing you’d want to do is take your name out of the running,” Toucher mentioned. “I hope it wasn’t a matter of pride. I hope he doesn’t think that he had no chance of getting it, and that’s why he said it.”
Murray ought to have used this chance to at the least attempt to get a increase, Breer mentioned.
“It would be like, ‘I don’t really want this, but I’m going to string them along for a little bit and see what more I can get,’ ” Breer mentioned. “Maybe to negotiate something new.”
Even if Beasley Media Group provided Murray double the cash for him to fill the Shertenlieb function within the mornings, Big Jim on Wednesday mentioned he would cross.
“It was quite rude. He didn’t even reach out to me first. I’m kidding. I don’t care,” Toucher mentioned. “But if you’re playing at home, Jim Murray — off (the list). He does not want the Rich chair. I never thought someone would take their name out of the running… who would have thought this early in the game, one week.”
Meanwhile, Beasley Media Group has posted the morning present job opening on its web site.
“Beasley Media Group, LLC has a rare Full-Time On-Air opportunity to work at 98.5 The Sports Hub, one of the premier sports radio stations in the country and 4-time winner of the Marconi Award for Best Sports Station,” the job posting reads. “We are looking for an experienced personality to join our team to co-host a daily talk show.”
The host will report on to 98.5’s program director, Rick Radzik.
Those vying for the function should have a minimal of 5 years of on-air expertise. Audio enhancing and audio manufacturing expertise is “highly preferred.”