Some more details on WPLG letting John Henry Smith go and scraping Sports Sunday show courtesy the Miami Herald
Sports Sunday was replaced by paid programming a.k.a. infomercials. WPLG GM Dave Boylan says he’s not proud of that but the show cost the station more to produce than they took in advertising. The decision not to renew John Henry Smith was economical.
Will Manso will be the only sports guy at WPLG, and Boylan says the sports segment in the newscasts is not going anywhere. John Henry Smith is leaving the station July 1 and before that when he’s off Charles Perez will be filling in for him.
Dave Boylan also told the Herald he’s not ruling out bringing back Sports Sunday sometime in the future.