The Globe's ban on sportswriters appearing on WEEI-AM is no more. Here's the 'EEI email sent this morning:
WEEI announced today that the station and The Boston Globe have agreed that Globe sports writers will appear as guests on all WEEI talk shows, effective immediately.“I think this is a great win for WEEI and the Globe,” said VP of Programming Jason Wolfe. “The Globe’s sports department has a deep tradition of exceptional coverage of the Boston sports scene and it is my pleasure to welcome them back to our airwaves. I know our listeners will appreciate their insight and expertise.”
And here, courtesy of Dan Kennedy's rich Phoenix oeuvre, is a thorough explanation of the ban's origins--and a look at some of the problems it posed.