Boston Red Sox Radio Network

The Boston Red Sox Radio Network consists of 61 stations (39 A.M., 22 F.M. and 7 F.M. translators) in the 6 New England states, along with New Mexico, New York, and Wyoming.[1] The primary English-language announcers are Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett, who alternate play-by-play and color commentary.[2] In 2015, Rob Bradford and Lou Merloni filled in for former announcer Dave O'Brien when he called Monday Night Baseball for ESPN.[3] Mike Mutnansky serves as pre- and post-game host.

In addition to the English-language network, there is a 2-station Spanish-language network (both A.M.) with affiliates in italics. This brings the total number of stations carrying Red Sox baseball to 63. The "Red Sox Radio Network" specifically refers to the English-language network originating at WEEI-FM. The Spanish network is called the "Spanish Beisbol Network". Uri Berenguer and Oscar Báez are the announcers.

Shaw's and Star Market Supermarkets, a grocery store chain which serves much of New England, is the primary promotional sponsor of Red Sox' English-language radio broadcasts. Thus, the announcers refer to the "Shaw's and Star Market WEEI Red Sox Radio Network" when entering into commercial spot breaks during the broadcast.

List of radio network stations

Flagships (2 stations)

  • 1490/WCCM: Haverhill, Massachusetts (Spanish)
  • 93.7/WEEI-FM: Lawrence, Massachusetts (Boston) (flagship)

Affiliates (60 stations + 6 translators)

Connecticut (5 stations)

Maine (11 stations)

Massachusetts (13 stations + 2 translators)

New Hampshire (11 stations + 2 F.M. translators)

New Mexico

CallsignFrequencyLocation
KNMM1150 AMAlbuquerque

New York (4 stations + 1 F.M. translator)

Rhode Island (2 stations)

Vermont (11 stations + 3 translators)

Wyoming

CallsignFrequencyLocation
KSGT1340 AMJackson
KJAX93.5 FM

Former flagships (6 stations)

  • 680/WRKO: Boston (1989-1994, (with WROR, 1989–90); 2007-August 25, 2009 (co-flagship with WEEI))
  • 850/WHDH: Boston (1946-1975)
  • 850/WEEI: Boston (1995-2012; weekday afternoon and occasional night games only from 2007-August 2009)
  • 950/WROL: Boston (Spanish)
  • 1390/WPLM: Plymouth, Massachusetts (1983–89)[7]
  • 1510/WMEX/WITS: Boston (1975-1982)[8]
  • 99.1/WPLM-FM: Plymouth, Massachusetts (1983–89)[7]

Former affiliates (66 stations)

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See also

References

  1. Wallace, Tim (2011-07-10). Two nations, over the air. The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  2. "Broadcasters". Boston Red Sox. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  3. http://www.boston.com/sports/touching_all_the_bases/2013/05/grande_merloni_to_fill-in_on_w.html
  4. 1 2 Clark, Ernie; Warner, Pete (January 19, 2018). "'It was shabby treatment': Stephen King unhappy after Red Sox broadcast rights in Bangor awarded to 92.9 The Ticket". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  5. "1310 & 1590 The Team To Carry the Boston Red Sox 2014 Broadcast Schedule". Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  6. Doughrety, Pete (December 9, 2011). "WOFX (980 AM) dumps Mets in favor of Red Sox". Albany Times-Union. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  7. 1 2 Boston Globe, Jan. 9, 1983, sports page 1
  8. WMEX History
  9. Red Sox Magazine, 1997 second edition, page 29
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