By David Zurawik
The Baltimore Sun
10:32 AM EDT, April 23, 2013
Jen Royle, a former 105.7 The Fan and MASN reporter, has landed a weekend show on WEEI radio in her hometown of Boston.
"My show is on WEEI (93.7 FM), flagship for the Red Sox and Celtics, Saturdays from 1-3pm," Royle wrote in an email to The Sun on Tuesday.
"It's obviously a sports talk show with guests and various co-hosts each week," she added. "Since it's my show, I can control not only the content but my co-hosts as well. Primarily, my co-hosts will be female, mostly already established Boston sports reporters."
"For me to be given the opportunity to host a sports talk show in my hometown of Boston, especially being a female, is a dream come true. I grew up a Red Sox fan so I grew up listening to WEEI. It's truly an honor to be talking on their airwaves. Boston is the greatest sports city in the country and it's the perfect time to talk sports here. The Red Sox are off to a great start and the Bruins and Celtics are in the playoffs. I'm anxious to get things started."
Royle -- who used social media as well as anyone in Baltimore radio or TV to stir the pot on sports issues and her own place in the Baltimore media world during her time at The Fan and MASN -- was nothing if not a controversial figure here.
It will be worth following her show online to see if she can bring that edge to a radio show. Boston's certainly a great market for sports talk.
"Everyone in Baltimore knows how much I love Boston and how happy I am to be home," she wrote. "I truly believe my two years on 105.7 The Fan prepared me for this next step in my career."
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