Sports radio station WEEI formally announced the addition of Jerry Thornton to the afternoon drive Dale and Holley program.
Thornton, whose full-time addition to the show had been in the works for weeks, will join hosts Dale Arnold and Michael Holley as the third voice on the 2-6 p.m. daily program.
He will also write and provide other digital content for WEEI.com. Thornton, who has been contributing to WEEI programming in a part-time basis, will leave his role as a writer for Barstool Sports. He is also a stand-up comedian.
“It’s not often a cultural institution like ‘EEI takes a chance on a guy with no journalism background, no formal training and no discernible talent,” he said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Entercom and glad a lifetime spent listening to the station and reading WEEI.com has paid off.”