List of New England Patriots broadcasters

Radio

The New England Patriots' flagship radio station is WBZ-FM 98.5 FM, owned by CBS Radio. The larger radio network is called the "New England Patriots Radio Network", whose 35 affiliate stations span seven states. Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti were the longtime announcing team. In 2011, the network debuted a sideline reporter, with former quarterback Scott Zolak handling sideline duty. On July 20, 2012, Gino Cappelletti announced his retirement, ending a 32-year career as the popular color analyst on the team’s radio broadcasts, and was replaced by Zolak. Santos had also announced that 2012 would be his final season. Former Navy football broadcaster Bob Socci was named to replace Santos beginning in 2013.

By year

Years Flagship station Play-by-Play Color Commentator Sideline reporter
1960–64 590 WEEI Bob Gallagher Fred Cusick
1965 590 WEEI Bob Gallagher Ned Martin
1966–70 1030 WBZ Bob Starr Gil Santos
1971 1030 WBZ Gil Santos John Carlson
1972–78 1030 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
1979 1030 WBZ Gil Santos Jon Morris
1980–86 590 WEEI John Carlson Jon Morris
1987 850 WHDH[1] Curt Gowdy Jon Morris
1988–90 850 WHDH Dale Arnold Gino Cappelletti
1991–1995 1030 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
1995–2000 104.1 WBCN Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
2001 (first eight games)* 104.1 WBCN Gil Santos Pete Brock
2001-2008 104.1 WBCN Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
2009–2010 98.5 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
2011 98.5 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti Scott Zolak
2012 * 98.5 WBZ Gil Santos Scott Zolak
2013–present 98.5 WBZ Bob Socci Scott Zolak
2018 preseason 98.5 WBZ Dan Roche Matt Chatham
  • Brock replaced Cappelletti for the first eight games of 2001 because of illness to Cappelletti.
  • Cappelletti returned to the broadcast booth for the opening quarter of New England's Week 17 game vs. Miami.

Television

Any preseason games not on national television are shown on CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, along with other stations in the other New England television markets. These games were broadcast on ABC affiliate WCVB-TV from 1995 until the change to WBZ in 2009.

By year

Year Flagship Station Play-by-Play Color Commentator Field Reporter(s)
1970 WSMW-TV Cy Follmer
1971 Bob Fouracre Larry Garron
1972 WBZ-TV Dick Stockton and Ken Coleman
1973 WCVB-TV Don Gillis Rommie Loudd
1974
1975 WBZ-TV Len Berman Willie Davis
1976
1977 Jim Nance
1978 Roger Twibell Jimmy Myers
1979 Randy Vataha
1980 Roger Twibell and Gil Santos
1981 Gil Santos Bob Lobel
1982
1983 WNEV-TV Jim Kelly Tim Mazzetti and Will McDonough
1984 WBZ-TV Bob Lobel Gino Cappelletti
1985
1986 Dave Rowe
1987 Sam Rutigliano
1988
1989 Jon Morris
1990
1991 Bob Neumeier and Bob Lobel Steve Grogan and Tim Fox
1992 WLVI Mike Crispino
1993 Michael Barkann
1994 WBZ-TV Bob Neumeier and Bob Lobel
1995 WCVB-TV Don Criqui Jerry Glanville
1996
1997
1998 Mike Lynch
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 Randy Cross
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 WBZ-TV Steve Burton
2010 Steve Burton and Scott Zolak
2011
2012 Steve Burton
2013 Dan Roche Christian Fauria Steve Burton and Matt Chatham
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018 Bob Socci Scott Zolak Steve Burton and Rob Ninkovich

References

  1. ^ https://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/04/16/Curt-Gowdy-signs-on-as-Patriots-radio-announcer/3742545544000/

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Gil Santos

Gilbert A. Santos (April 19, 1938 – April 19, 2018) was an American radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and morning sports reporter for WBZ radio in Boston. He was an inductee of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.He retired from WBZ radio in January 2009, and was inducted into the WBZ Radio Hall of Fame on July 9, 2009. The Patriots 2012 season was his final season of radio play-by-play.

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