Michael Kay will do show from trailer outside stadium
In February Michael Kay ripped CBS Radio for being "petty and vindictive" in exercising its contractual right to keep him from doing his 1050 ESPN show from inside Yankee Stadium on game days.
At the time Kay, who also is YES' play-by-play man, was worried about the logistics of doing the show from outside the stadium (as he did outside the old building), because of limited space.
Today is his first day of double duty on 1050 and YES. How did it all turn out?
Program director Aaron Spielberg said Kay would do the show from a YES production trailer at Yankee Stadium.
"We just wanted to make sure hes in a place where he can do his show and we were able to come up with one," he said. "We're happy with the way it worked out."
On home game days, Kay usually will go on the air at 3 o'clock rather than 2, and leave at around 6 rather than 7. Don La Greca will host when Kay is not around.
Michelle Beadle still is with Kay's show, but there has been talk of her leaving for an ESPN television project.
"Nothing done with that yet," Spielberg said. "Status quo right now."
(UPDATE: Four people have told me Beadle has informed colleagues she is leaving 1050 and YES to work for ESPN's TV arm.)