Comcast SportsNet New England celebrated the 5,000th episode of its "Sports Tonight" franchise with a party at its Burlington studios on Monday night. The network aired a one-hour special starting at 6:30 p.m. ET that looked back at the 10-year history of Sports Tonight, currently sponsored by UNO's, with flashbacks to past shows.
Sports Tonight is the longest running nightly sports television show in New England. The show debuted on February 11, 2002 and was co-hosted by Gary Tanguay (who is still hosting the show and has been with the show since day one) and Wendi Nix. The first ever guests were Glenn Ordway and Gerry Callahan of WEEI. The show has had two sets of regular hosts, with Tanguay and Greg Dickerson hosting the show from 2003 through 2007 and Mike Felger taking Dickerson's place in 2007.
Tanguay and Felger were on hand for the festivities and cut the celebratory cake following the show.
CSNNE was kind enough to extend an invitation to myself, and I had a lovely evening. I would like to thank Skip Perham, the Director of Marketing for CSNNE and NECN, as well as Laura Hannon, the PR Director of CSNNE, for inviting me and setting up the event.