WEEI Debuts New Weekend Lineup, Announces Heavy focus on Red Sox Programming
BOSTON (April 14, 2009) – The WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced the addition of three programs to its line-up with an increased focus on Red Sox related programming.
Beginning on May 2, WEEI and Comcast Sports Net will partner on a new program called “The Baseball Show,” to be hosted by Michael Felger, host of CSN’s Sports Tonight and regular contributor to the WEEI Sports Radio Network. EEI regulars Lou Merloni, Sean McAdam, and Steve Buckley will play major roles on this program. “The Baseball Show” will provide the most comprehensive analysis of the Red Sox each week using the full resources of both WEEI and Comcast Sports Net, in addition, to featuring live calls from Red Sox fans across the region. The show will air from 9am to noon each Saturday during the season.
On Sunday morning, WEEI is pleased to announce that Mike Mutnansky and WEEI.com editor, Rob Bradford, will host a new version of “Red Sox Baseball Today.” The four-hour broadcast will air Sunday mornings from 9a to 1p leading directly into Red Sox baseball. Preceding home games, the show will air from WEEI’s Landsdowne Street studios. For road games, Mike and Rob will be at the station in Brighton. “Red Sox Baseball Today” will cater directly to Red Sox fans throughout New England, and will contain a mix of calls and pre-game sound from the park to get fans ready for the game.
Additionally, WEEI will launch Red Sox Rewind, airing immediately after each Red Sox broadcast with John Ryder. The one hour show will feature post game analysis including sound from the locker room and call ins from the park from the WEEI.com team.
“The WEEI Sports Radio Network is committed to providing the best coverage of the Sox and with the addition of our simulcast with Comcast and the continued tradition of Red Sox Baseball Today, we will do just that,” said Entercom New England Vice President of AM Programming Jason Wolfe. “I’m especially pleased that we’re able to have Rob’s consistent presence as part of our baseball coverage this season. He provides incredible content to WEEI.com and will be an outstanding contributor to our overall package. ”
WEEI is the nation’s leading sports talk radio station. Entercom, parent company of WEEI, has successfully extended the WEEI brand to three markets on its wholly owned stations: WEEI-FM in Providence, WVEI-FM in Springfield, and WVEI-AM in Worcester. It has also recently expanded its footprint across New England, adding new syndicated stations in Maine, New Hampshire and on Cape Cod. The WEEI Sports Radio Network, which regularly dominates the ratings in its markets, is also the radio home of the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox Wednesday Night Baseball, Patriots Monday, Patriots Friday and Patriots Saturday Rewind. Entercom is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasters with operations in San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Portland, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Austin, Norfolk, Buffalo, New Orleans, Providence, Memphis, Greensboro, Rochester, Greenville/Spartanburg, Madison, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Springfield and Gainesville/Ocala.
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