Jerry Thornton joins WEEI online and on air

November 13, 2014 - 12:43 pm

BOSTON, MA – Sports Radio WEEI, New England's most listened-to sports radio brand, has announced the addition of Jerry Thornton as an on-air host and digital columnist and blogger for the station's popular website, WEEI.com. Thornton had been active on the station as a part-time program host and was a frequent contributor to BarstoolSports.com. He'll now play a permanent role as the third member of WEEI's Dale & Holley afternoon program, weekdays from 2-6 p.m.  

Thornton says he's honored to join WEEI as a full-time cohost and writer. "It's not often a cultural institution like 'EEI takes a chance on a guy with no journalism background, no formal training and no discernible talent," he said with his trademark humor. "I'm grateful to Entercom and glad a lifetime spent listening to the station and reading WEEI.com has paid off."

Besides his reputation as a prolific sports journalist, Thornton is also known across New England as a very popular stand-up comedian.

"We're thrilled to add the talented and versatile Jerry Thornton to our roster," remarked WEEI Brand Manager Kevin Graham. "Jerry brings an entertaining outlook on the sports world and has great chemistry with Dale and Holley that will augment the show's rapid growth. With his ability to write and connect with people via social media, Jerry will also be a huge asset to our already tremendous digital brand."

The WEEI Network is heard across New England on affiliate stations from Providence, Rhode Island, to Portland, Maine, while WEEI.com is viewed by more than 1 million unique visitors every month. Thornton will work from the station's studio and digital hub at Boston's 93.7 WEEI-FM. His first day on the air will be Monday, Nov. 17.