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Mike Salk excited to return to Boston

Mike Salk has spent the past four years honing his skills as a sports radio host roughly 3,000 miles west of Brighton. But as the Sudbury native prepares for his mid-March debut as Michael Holley’s cohost and Glenn Ordway’s replacement on WEEI’s stunningly revamped afternoon drive program, he quickly makes it clear that his awareness of the Boston sports culture hasn’t diminished despite his time in Seattle, where chronic rain rarely clouds the fans’ sunny outlook.

“Boston and Seattle are very different,’’ said Salk, who worked as a reporter and host at the now-defunct ESPN 890 in Boston from 2005-09. “I missed . . . I missed the irritation that fans show because they love their team. Does that make sense?

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