Toucher & Hardy

Robert “Hardy” Poole Named New Morning Show Co-Host of Beasley Media Group’s 98.5 The Sports Hub

Beasley Media Group’s 98.5 The Sports Hub is excited to announce the addition of Robert “Hardy” Poole to its morning show. Hardy will join Fred Toucher as co-host of the newly named “Toucher & Hardy” program, airing 6am to 10am weekdays beginning on January 4, 2024.

A Michigan State University graduate, Hardy worked as a rock DJ for 15 years before making the switch from WBCN to 98.5 The Sports Hub in 2009. Over the past 8 years, he’s played a key role in propelling the Zolak & Bertrand show to unprecedented ratings success in their midday slot.

Hardy has also lent his voice and creative talents to various platforms across the station, including the creation of the wildly popular “Fuppets” videos for Felger & Mazz. In addition, he has been the long-time host of the “Sports Hub Golf Club” show and can also be heard on Beasley’s Rock 92.9.

“As a lifelong radio guy, I’m thrilled for this opportunity,” said Hardy. “I’m looking forward to working with Fred and the rest of the morning show crew on what I believe will be a great show.”

\”I\’ve known Hardy and admired his talent for many years,” said Fred Toucher. “I\’m very excited to begin this new chapter and feel revitalized by the new opportunity.\”

“Hardy is one of the most talented and creative individuals I have ever worked with in radio,” said station Program Director, Rick Radzik. “Teaming him with Fred was just a natural fit for our new morning show. I look forward to them providing great content and entertaining our listeners for years to come.”

“Hardy was the perfect candidate to join Fred and the team to take this show to even greater heights.  Everyone loves him!” said Beasley Media Group Boston Vice President and Market Manager, Mary Menna.