An ESPN spokesman said WMVP wanted to move in a different direction. The move likely was dictated by ratings. It might be the first of a series of moves at the station.
In the January ratings of men 25-54 (the key demographic for sports talk radio) from 1-6 p.m., ESPN 1000’s afternoon show (2-6 p.m.) featuring Teinowitz, Carmen DeFalco and John Jurkovic placed 17th with a 2.6 audience share. Meanwhile, its main competition, Dan Bernstein and Terry Boers at WSCR-AM 670, was No. 1 with a 6.5 share.
Said Josh Krulewitz, an ESPN spokesman out of Bristol: “Harry has done great work for us for a number of years. While we have decided to move in a different direction, we wish him continued success.”
ESPN and WMVP stuck with Teinowitz after he had a highly-publicized DUI arrest in March, 2011. He entered an rehabilitation program and returned to the station in May, 2011.
With this move, don’t be surprised if ESPN 1000 shifts the Tom Waddle-Marc Silverman show (currently airing from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) to the afternoon slot.