Sports radio host and Boston icon Glenn Ordway was fired last week because ratings were down for his WEEI-FM program, The Big Show. What a shame. Ordway got his break as a Celtics game commentator alongside the legendary Johnny Most. Now he’s gone.
Glenn Ordway, or “The Big O” as he was affectionately known, should not have been fired. If anyone was to blame for the decline in ratings it should be management for messing up a formula that worked so well for many years. The decline began when management panicked and started tinkering with The Big Show and with the Big O.
Their worst sin was firing Ordway’s right hand man Pete Sheppard. The best years of The Big Show were with Sheppard and former New England Patriots Steve DeOssie and Fred Smerlas. The Big Show with Glenn Ordway brought personality to Boston sports talk radio every afternoon. It was an original show by an original sports guy. Now, thanks to management, he’s gone. The Big O will be missed.
Listen to Glenn Ordway as he signs off for the final time here at WEEI.