K&C, OMF react to WEEI programming change

Kyle DaLuz
July 19, 2018 - 1:39 pm

WEEI is changing up its programming lineup.

Ordway, Merloni & Fauria are moving to afternoon drive, swapping slots with Dale & Keefe, which will move to middays beginning August 13, the first Patriots Monday of the 2018 season.

Kirk & Callahan announced the news Thursday morning.

“I’m happy for them,” Kirk Minihane said. “They’ve done a great job. As I outlined it a little while ago, it was enjoyable to watch a show become a show. At first they didn’t have any chemistry, they were trying to figure stuff out, but they are now a really fun show. They’re a really good listen. I personally think they’re going to do great in the afternoon.

“It’s a great move for the station.”

Ordway, Merloni & Fauria formed in middays back in 2015 when Glenn Ordway returned to the station after being relieved in 2013 and joined Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria. Since, OMF has become a dominant voice in middays in Boston, finishing as the highest rated sports midday show this past spring book.

“They’re going to like what they hear,” Gerry Callahan said of the afternoon drive listeners. “These guys do have fun. They’ve evolved, they have great chemistry.

“They don’t just do the boring sporty topics. They have some laughs, they have some fun.”

Ordway opened OMF Thursday discussing the switch.

“The three of us have developed chemistry and we love and hate each other which is what you need in radio,” he said. “You need to have that love-hate relationship. We’ve all been together in all of this and I think that’s why a lot of it works in radio. You have to have people that are working with you that you can ride – people that you can sit there and beat up and when you go to break, there’s so much respect that you’re sitting there and laughing your ass off with each other. Those are the radio shows that work, and we’ve formed a little wolf pack.”

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