WEEI formally announced late this afternoon that Mike Mutnansky and Lou Merloni will host its new midday show beginning March 7.
They will replace the ‘‘Dale and Holley Show,’’ which saw its nearly six-year run in the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. timeslot end with a surprising lineup shakeup last week in which co-host Dale Arnold was reassigned to weekend and fill-in duty while Michael Holley was named Glenn Ordway’s co-host on the afternoon-drive program ‘‘The Big Show.’’
Merloni, 39, spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, six with the Red Sox. The Framingham native has been a frequent contributor on WEEI since March 2008.
Mutnansky, 31, debuted at WEEI as an update anchor in 2005 and has hosted weekend programming as well as filling in on various weekday shows.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer