Where will radio host Rich Shertenlieb head to subsequent?
His former 98.5 The Sports Hub co-host Fred Toucher is hoping Shertenlieb steers away from the opposite sports activities radio station on the town, and avoids sports activities discuss radio altogether.
Toucher, the remaining host of 98.5’s “Toucher and Rich,” on Monday addressed the rumors that Shertenlieb made a cease at WEEI on Friday — the identical day that Toucher introduced Shertenlieb was leaving the morning present after a future collectively.
“I heard the rumors… that he was at EEI,” Toucher mentioned throughout a phase on Monday. “If I was Rich, I would not want to work at a sports station. I would want to get away from it. Like wouldn’t you? Like wouldn’t you, if you had this opportunity, wouldn’t you want to get away from sports?”
“As someone who still does care about him and I truly like him, I would hope that he just does something where he can just flex that comedic bone man and have fun,” Toucher later added. “He doesn’t like negativity. He doesn’t like being drawn into it with the likes of me. Just go somewhere fun, like go somewhere where it’s more fun, where you don’t have to talk about this crap.”
Toucher just lately signed a multiyear contract to remain at 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Speculation has began to swirl about who would be the new co-host for the morning present, and the place Shertenlieb will land.
“My advice to Rich would be like, ‘Dude, you’re great at production. You just want to have fun. Go get a radio job that’s super fun, like where people aren’t (expletives). I don’t know why you’d want to do sports radio,’ ” Toucher mentioned.
“My point to Rich would be, ‘Dude, take the Matty job (Matty in the Morning on Kiss 108), or do something with Ryan Seacrest or something. Do something where you can just have fun and be goofy. No one’s going to call you out. You don’t have to talk about sports. You don’t have to be negative,’ ” Toucher later added. “He hates all that negative stuff. Just go do that. I swear to God I think that would be the best thing for him.”
Toucher confused that he “loved” doing the morning present with Shertenlieb.
A day after Toucher introduced that Shertenlieb wasn’t returning to the present, the duo exchanged textual content messages, in line with Toucher.
“Rich sent me a short, nice text,” mentioned Toucher, who wouldn’t share the specifics of the textual content out of respect for Shertenlieb.
“I said to him, ‘Hey, so good to hear from you. I’m sure you heard that I had no idea that Thursday was it. I definitely would have said goodbye. I’m very grateful for our time together. Thanks so much for your hard work. At the end, the hours of 6 to 10 were some of the greatest of my day. Hope everything is awesome with you and your family.”