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    Former WEEI Producer Steve Ciaccio On Station’s Sensitivity Training

    The more things change, the more they stay the same for a long time Boston sports radio institution.


    The more things change, the more they stay the same for a long time Boston sports radio institution.

    In the last two decades, WEEI, the sports radio station that had blazed the trail for the sports talk format in the radio industry, has undergone “sensitivity” training for some of its on air hosts after racially insensitive remarks.

    This time when WEEI had sensitivity training, it was made mandatory for  all employees and the stations owner Entercom substituted NBC sports radio programing for an entire day. The producer of that morning show 19 years ago was Steve Ciaccio. He joined Behind the Media hosts Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young on their show/podcast to talk about the state of sports talk radio then and now.

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    Jimmy Young

    Jimmy Young is the host of In the Weeds as well as the founder of the Pro Cannabis Media network, available at procannabismedia.com. A native New Englander, Jimmy is a product of the Newton, MA public schools. In 1979 he graduated from Tufts University where he started his 40 year career as sports producer at WBZ TV4 at the age 20. Hired by the CBS affiliate in Portland Maine in 1981 as a sports anchor/reporter, Jimmy worked at WGME TV13 for 11 years hosting shows, reporting from major sports events, and doing play by play for area colleges and high schools. In 1992, he returned to his hometown of Newton, MA where he joined the original team of New England Cable News. He hosted "Jimmy Young's Sports World" at NECN from 1992-98. He also won a regional Emmy Award for the nation's first TV sports talk show for kids, Kid Company's Sportworld with Drew Bledsoe as special guest. He currently lives in Needham, MA.