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WEEI unveils Mike Salk as Ordway’s replacement

WEEI officially announced Tuesday that Mike Salk will join Michael Holley on the station’s afternoon drive program.

The Globe reported last Wednesday that Salk, a Sudbury native who cohosted a successful program on ESPN 710 in Seattle since April 2009, would replace longtime host Glenn Ordway. Ordway’s final day after 27 years at the station was Friday.

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“For a kid who grew up rooting for Boston’s sports teams, I can’t wait to get behind that microphone and connect with the most avid sports fans in the country,” Salk said in a statement. “From the best play-by-play in radio to their breakthrough work with the Jimmy Fund, WEEI is still the gold standard in sports talk radio.

“I’m especially excited to talk Bruins hockey. I grew up a rabid Bruins fan and have great memories from the old Boston Garden.

“My wife might not know it yet, but our 1-year-old daughter will be wearing a lot of black and gold in the future.”

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Salk worked at ESPN 890 in Boston from 2005-09, cohosting a midday program with Bob Halloran and serving as the station’s Red Sox beat reporter.

Salk will debut on WEEI in mid-March and will also contribute to WEEI.com.

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