A change in format has cost two AM radio hosts their jobs as WECK (1230) dropped its talk-show format and went back to playing satellite-fed music.
WECK afternoon hosts Nick Mendola and Brad Riter were let go late Tuesday along with a part-time producer and one sales representative.
When Riter was fired from WGR I recall a lot of people being happy because he wasn't very good. Has he since turned it around as a broadcaster for WECK?
He destroyed Rick Jeanneret on the air when Rick announced he was scaling back. He said "anybody" would be an improvement over Rick, that the road broadcast "just got better" and that they should let Rick do the games in a booth without actually broadcasting the call.
So you tell me if he turned things around.
I like Nick a lot, but I guess I'm so Sabre-centric I don't want to hear about beer, soccer or Buffalo politics with my puck.