WEEI-FM (93.7 FM) is a sports-formatted radio station licensed to Lawrence, Massachusetts and serving the Greater Boston region owned by Entercom. Studios are located on Birmingham Parkway in Brighton, and its transmitter, owned by American Tower, is located off Lakeland Park Drive in Peabody. Its local programming is heard on the "WEEI Sports Radio Network" that broadcasts throughout the rest of New England outside of Boston.
WEEI-FM is the flagship station of the WEEI "Red Sox Radio Network". In addition, WEEI broadcasts games of the Boston College Eagles' football and men's basketball teams in season. When local programming is not on WEEI-FM, usually CBS Sports Radio or NBC Sports Radio will air; the station also carries national game broadcasts from ESPN Radio and Westwood One Sports.
The station, branded as "SportsRadio 93.7" (though casually referred to only by its call letters or abbreviated to "'EEI"), is popular with fans of the Boston professional sports teams, especially the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. WEEI-FM calls itself "the #1 rated sports radio talk station in America," in terms of the percentage of the area radio listening audience tuned-in. WEEI-FM is among three all-sports stations in the market, with sister station WEEI (850 AM) offering the full ESPN Radio lineup, and its most direct competition being Beasley Broadcast Group's WBZ-FM (98.5). Entercom sold WBZ-FM to Beasley in exchange for WMJX to avoid regulatory scrutiny and market concentration concerns from the Justice Department as part of their 2017 merger with CBS Corporation's radio division.
The call letters WEEI-FM, formerly on a station in Westerly, Rhode Island, were granted on September 21, 2011 as part of a call letter shuffle. The 93.7 frequency, established in 1960, has carried WEEI programming since September 12, 2011, and has been the primary station for local WEEI programming since October 4, 2012; prior to then, this programming had been on 850 AM since 1994, and on 590 AM before then.
|Broadcast area||Greater Boston|
|Branding||SportsRadio 93.7 WEEI-FM|
|Slogan||The Home of the Boston Sports Fan|
|Frequency||93.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||April 1960 (as WGHJ)|
HD2: WAAF simulcast
|HAAT||178 meters (584 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||derived from its AM sister station, for Edison Electic Illuminating|
|Former callsigns||WGHJ (1960–1963)|
|Affiliations||CBS Sports Radio|
NBC Sports Radio
Compass Media Networks
(Entercom License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WAAF, WEEI, WMJX, WODS, WWBX|
The sports format currently heard on WEEI-FM originated on September 3, 1991 on 590 AM (which at that time had the WEEI call letters), replacing an all-news format that had been in place since 1974; WEEI itself had gone on the air in 1924. At that time, the station was owned by the Boston Celtics through a subsidiary, Boston Celtics Communications, which had bought WEEI from Helen Broadcasting on May 10, 1990 and simultaneously purchased WFXT (channel 25) from Fox Television Stations. The station, which had already been the radio flagship of the Celtics since 1987, expanded its sports programming after the sale; WEEI became the flagship station of the Boston Bruins (replacing WPLM-FM) in 1990 (however, Celtics broadcasts were given priority, resulting in some Bruins broadcasts moving to WVBF or WMEX), and a nightly sports talk show with Craig Mustard was launched on August 20, 1990. WEEI also carried Sports Byline USA and CBS Radio Sports broadcasts not cleared by WRKO, which took all other CBS Radio Network programming from WEEI on September 3, 1990, leading the station to affiliate with the ABC Direction Network.
Upon the change to all-sports, WEEI featured the Andy Moes show and Glenn (Ordway) and Janet (Prensky), a short-lived experiment in bringing a "Bickersons"-type format to sports radio. Also part of the roster was Boston sports talk pioneer Eddie Andelman. WEEI also began to carry Boston College Eagles football in 1992, replacing WBZ. However, the change was followed by a dramatic drop in its ratings; additionally, the station struggled financially, at one point losing $80,000 a week, leading to rumors of a sale of WEEI. Still, WEEI improved its morning ratings after it became one of the earliest affiliates of Imus in the Morning from WFAN in New York City on July 12, 1993.
On March 16, 1994, the Boston Celtics reached a deal to sell WEEI to Back Bay Broadcasting; shortly afterward, the rights to Celtics broadcasts passed to American Radio Systems (ARS), owner of WRKO and WHDH, effective with the 1994–95 season, while the Bruins signed a deal with WBZ to carry its broadcasts starting in 1995. Sister station WFXT was sold back to Fox Television Stations soon afterward. On August 29, Back Bay Broadcasting sold the WEEI intellectual unit (call letters, talent, and all-sports format) to ARS, which placed the WEEI intellectual unit on the 850 kHz frequency that was previously home to WHDH. After a brief simulcast, AM 590 relaunched as business news station WBNW, and later became WEZE. With the move, WEEI effectively regained the rights to Boston Celtics broadcasts, and also added Boston College Eagles men's basketball; it also ceded the final year of its Bruins contract to the new WBNW. It also inherited the CBS Radio Network affiliation (which had by then passed from WRKO to WHDH) until early 1995, when it moved to WBZ. The move to the clear-channel 850 frequency allowed WEEI to broadcast at 50,000 watts, as opposed to 5,000 watts on 590. ARS also moved Red Sox broadcasts to WEEI from WRKO starting in 1995. Conversely, Celtics broadcasts were moved to WRKO for the 1995–96 season; they returned to WEEI the following season.
Concurrent with the move to 850, WEEI ceased an affiliation with ESPN Radio; however, it returned to the network on September 11, 1995 to carry The Fabulous Sports Babe (in middays) in a schedule shuffle that also saw the merger of the Dale Arnold and Eddie Andelman shows into The A-Team and the launch of The Big Show. WEEI also added "Patriots Monday," featuring weekly appearances from New England Patriots players and coaches, in 1995; it moved to rival WNRB/WWZN in 1999, but returned to WEEI in 2002, and was joined by the similar "Patriots Friday" (formerly aired on WAMG) in 2008. In March 1995, the station ceased carrying Sports Byline USA and One-on-One Sports in the overnight hours in favor of the Sports Fan Radio Network. WEEI dropped The Fabulous Sports Babe after the October 3, 1997 broadcast, leading to the launch of Dennis and Callahan on October 6. Dennis and Callahan became the station's morning show on September 7, 1999, after the station dropped Imus in the Morning in August due to declining ratings.
In 1998, American Radio Systems was acquired by CBS Radio. As a result of the merger, the combined company was forced to sell several of its Boston stations. In late 1998, Entercom announced plans to acquire WEEI, along with WAAF, WRKO, WWTM (now WVEI) and WEGQ (now WEEI-FM), from CBS for $140 million.
WEEI again lost the Celtics broadcast rights in 2001, this time to WWZN. Entercom reacquired the rights to the broadcasts in 2005; initially heard on WRKO, Celtics games moved back to WEEI in 2007 (though Celtics coaches and players appeared on WEEI regularly during WRKO's time as flagship). In April 2005, WEEI began streaming its broadcasts live online by way of a free membership at its official website; a previous stream was offered from 1997 until 2002. The exception is for Red Sox and Celtics games, as these are streamed only through the team and league websites as part of subscription packages. Around the same time, the station again lost ESPN Radio programming when the affiliation was acquired by WAMG and WLLH; the station then expanded an affiliation with Fox Sports Radio that began in 2002.
The station had an ongoing feud with The Boston Globe. In 1999, the Globe's executive sports editor, Don Skwar, banned the newspaper's sports writers from appearing on the station's afternoon The Big Show after columnist Ron Borges used a racial slur while on the air in reference to New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu. Two weeks later, the ban was extended to WEEI's Dennis and Callahan morning show. WEEI retaliated by banning Globe staffers from all its shows. Nevertheless, WEEI host Michael Holley is a former Globe columnist. The ban came to an end on August 4, 2009, when Bob Ryan appeared on The Big Show, with host Glenn Ordway stating that "we have all come to our senses."
In September 2009, there was speculation that WEEI could move to one of Entercom's properties on the FM dial (such as the 93.7 FM facility then occupied by WMKK), with the AM 850 signal switching to ESPN Radio (which was being dropped by WAMG). Entercom did announce on October 7, 2009 that starting on November 2, 2009, WEEI would once again carry the ESPN Radio affiliation (though most programming would remain local). WEEI began to carry ESPN Radio's overnight programming, including All Night with Jason Smith from 1–5 a.m. and some weekend programming. In addition, WEEI began to simulcast on 93.7 FM on September 12, 2011. On October 4, 2012, WEEI and WEEI-FM split the simulcast; the existing local programming and sports broadcasts remain on WEEI-FM, while AM 850 aired a redirection loop for one day before becoming a full ESPN Radio affiliate on October 5.
In the station's early days as WGHJ and WCCM-FM, 93.7 aired locally based programming that targeted Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley. In 1974 the station evolved into WCGY, an automated Stereo Top 40/oldies station. With a stronger transmitter, it now branded as a full-market Boston station. The call letters were chosen with the owner in mind as Curt Gowdy and his children owned and operated the station until the sale to American Radio Systems in 1994.
In 1983, WCGY flipped to an oldies format playing hits of the '50s and '60s. The station, however, did not perform well in the Boston ratings. Some early to mid '70s oldies were mixed in by 1984, and by 1985, the '50s music was gone. The station by then was called "Superhits WCGY". By 1986, the station leaned slightly toward classic rock while still playing mostly music from 1964 to 1974. By 1987, WCGY evolved to more of a classic rock format and held on to this format until 1994. From 1992 until its demise in 1994, they were called "Rock 93, WCGY".
On September 30, 1994, after the station was sold to American Radio Systems, WCGY became '70s Hits-formatted WEGQ "Eagle 93.7", which then underwent many changes over its five-year existence. Initially, they played music from 1970–79, ranging from classic rock and pop, to disco, novelty and easy listening. As time went on, they added late '60s and early '80s music. The Lost 45s with Barry Scott was moved to WEGQ from sister station WBMX and became a Sunday night staple there before heading to WODS. By 1995, they also leaned toward classic rock. The station's morning show team, Karlson and McKenzie, are now on WZLX.
In August 1998, after American Radio Systems was acquired by CBS/Westinghouse, the combined company was required to sell two of their FM stations, along with three AM stations. WEGQ, along with WEEI, WRKO, and WAAF, was sold to Entercom Communications.
Shortly after the sale was approved, at 10 p.m. on March 31, 1999, after playing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones, WEGQ began stunting with a loop of Prince's "1999". At 3 p.m. the following day, the station flipped to rhythmic adult contemporary as WQSX, "Star 93.7". The first song on "Star" was "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" by The Gap Band. The format consisted of '70s and '80s-soul music, dance music and rhythmic hit music. This format, however, didn't catch any fire in the Arbitron ratings, but did have a loyal audience and served a small niche in Boston. During 2001, controversial "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch was a morning host briefly.
On April 14, 2005, at 2 p.m., after playing "Last Dance" by Boston native Donna Summer, WQSX became WMKK, with an adult hits format branded as "93.7 Mike FM". The first song on "Mike" was "Tessie" by The Dropkick Murphys. Inside Radio, a radio industry publication, released information that had this change not taken place, Infinity Broadcasting (the group that was prohibited from owning 93.7 itself back in the late 1990s, and is now known as CBS Radio) reportedly would have transformed either WBMX, WZLX, or WODS into Jack FM on April 15.
Following the Boston Red Sox victory in the 2007 World Series, the station re-branded itself as 93.7 Mike Lowell FM after the third baseman for one day. Similarly, the station paid tribute to Michael Jackson in July 2009 by re-branding themselves as "Michael FM" and playing Jackson's songs for the afternoon on the anniversary of his death.
On September 8, 2011, it was announced that WMKK would begin simulcasting WEEI's sports radio format on September 12. The switch took place at 6:00 am that day, after the station played Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird". On September 21, 2011, WMKK changed its call letters to WEEI-FM.
J.T. The Brick's Fox Sports Radio program returned to WEEI on May 6, 2013. (The program, along with other Fox Sports Radio programming, had moved to WBZ-FM after WEEI began carrying ESPN Radio in 2009, but was dropped from that station following the launch of CBS Sports Radio in January 2013.) On August 20, 2013, WEEI-FM announced that it would no longer carry Celtics broadcasts after being unable to reach a new contract with the team. In early 2014, WEEI-FM again dropped Fox Sports Radio and began carrying NBC Sports Radio's overnight program, shortly after WUFC (now WMEX) dropped its affiliation with that network. SB Nation Radio's overnight show joined WEEI-FM's schedule in 2019; the move came after NBC Sports Radio eliminated its late night programming. SB Nation Radio was replaced by CBS Sports Radio later that year, after WBZ-FM dropped the latter network to rejoin Fox Sports Radio; Entercom had acquired CBS Sports Radio in its merger with CBS Radio.
The station's HD2 channel carries the programming of sister station WAAF (WAAF, in turn, carries WEEI-FM's programming on its HD2); until 2017, the HD2 channel simulcast then-sister station WRKO, with WAAF being broadcast on the HD3 channel.
Following a long history of offensive on-air comments, WEEI-FM suspended its daytime live schedule on February 16, 2018 so all employees could undergo mandatory sensitivity training. The tipping point came when afternoon host Christian Fauria was suspended for five days after mocking Don Yee, the agent for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with a stereotyped Asian accent.
Red Sox broadcasts are a daily feature of the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network slate from March through October. Each broadcast consists of:
During game broadcasts, WEEI-FM is also made available through the Major League Baseball web site (for a fee), and (for home games) on XM Satellite Radio (as part of the standard service) for those outside the Boston listening area. The entire 162-game Red Sox schedule also may be heard on an extensive radio network throughout the 6 New England states. Many of the smaller stations have always aired the Red Sox Network regardless of what Boston station originated those broadcasts.
In 2006, the Boston Red Sox signed a 10-year radio deal with sister WRKO (also owned by Entercom) for the broadcast rights for the 2007 through 2016 seasons, worth a reportedly $13 million a season. About 30 Red Sox games a season, including all games on Wednesday nights and all weekly day games were heard on WEEI as part of the deal. As of August 26, 2009, WEEI once again became the flagship station for the Red Sox. This occurred two weeks after the debut of competitor WBZ-FM "The Sports Hub" and was seen as a reaction, focusing all Red Sox games on one station, WEEI, rather than splitting them between the station and WRKO.
During a rain delay, Mike Mutnansky or Christian Arcand hosts a show called "Sox Talk", where he takes calls and texts while the rain delay is in effect.
Sean Grande hosted the Celtics Tonight pregame show before each Celtics game on WEEI-FM in addition to providing the play by play for the game. Cedric Maxwell provided color commentary during the broadcast. The broadcast duo called themselves "Grande and Max." John Ryder hosted the halftime show and the Celtics Rewind show following the game.
Each year since 2002, New England Sports Network (NESN) and WEEI have teamed up to raise money for The Jimmy Fund by holding a Radio-Telethon. For two days every August the event is simulcast on WEEI and NESN. WEEI radio personalities conduct auctions and interviews with cancer patients and survivors, doctors, athletes and celebrities. Since 2002, this event has raised around $45 million for the Jimmy Fund and has received donations from all 50 states.
A number of other stations in the New England region carry most of WEEI-FM's local programming. The stations are branded as "Sports Radio WEEI", and many carry call letters similar to the Boston flagship station.
WEEI-FM's sports play-by-play broadcasts are distributed separately, though some games originated by WEEI may air on some of the other affiliated stations by way of a separate deal. Some of the stations have picked up play-by-play rights in concert with WEEI after their conversion to the simulcast. Most stations carry either ESPN Radio or Fox Sports Radio when the flagship station carries games or when WEEI-FM is not airing local programming.
WVEI, WVEI-FM, and WWEI are owned by Entercom outright. WVEI originally carried WEEI programming under a lease from Zapis Broadcasting from 1991 until 1994; after Zapis sold the renamed WWTM to American Radio Systems along with WAAF in 1996, it reincorporated WEEI programming into its lineup in 1997, and in 2000 reclaimed the WVEI call sign. What is now WVEI-FM was acquired from Phoenix Media/Communications Group in 2004, and what is now WWEI was purchased from Vox Radio Group in 2006. Entercom's initial plan to syndicate WEEI programming to non-Entercom stations was to place it on stations owned by Nassau Broadcasting in 13 more markets, but the deal between the two companies ended up collapsing; one of these stations, the station now known as WZEI, joined the WEEI network in 2013 after Nassau sold its stations. The first of WEEI's eventual affiliates began airing its programming in September 2008. WPPI, one of the first affiliates, initially carried WEEI programming (as WGEI) from September 2008 until April 2009, when it began simulcasting talk station WLOB; it rejoined the network in August 2011. Additionally, WAEI (910 AM and 97.1 FM) in Bangor, Maine carried WEEI programming from September 2008 until January 2010, when Blueberry Broadcasting terminated its affiliation following a breach-of-contract dispute. WRCH-HD3 converted to a WEEI simulcast after the CBS Radio/Entercom merger from its former WBZ-FM simulcast (WBZ-FM went to Beasley Broadcast Group) in mid-November 2017.
…the WVBF chief who has seen his B's spillover deal go to WMEX for the upcoming season…(pay content preview)
“Unfortunately, our affiliate in Bangor chose to end its contract with us (Tuesday),” said WEEI program director Jason Wolfe.
(split with 680 WRKO, 2007-August 25, 2009)
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September 12, 2011–present
(split with WEEI from September 12, 2011–2012)
The Boston Red Sox Radio Network is an American radio network composed of 54 radio stations which carry English-language coverage of the Boston Red Sox, a professional baseball team in Major League Baseball (MLB). Lawrence, Massachusetts station WEEI-FM (93.7 FM), which serves Boston and the Greater Boston area, serves as the network's flagship. The network also includes 53 affiliates in the U.S. states of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Florida: twenty-nine AM stations, 22 of which supplement their signals with one or more low-power FM translators; and twenty-four full-power FM stations, one of which supplement its' signal with several low-power FM translators. Joe Castiglione currently serves as the network's play-by-play announcer; since the start of the 2019 Red Sox season, a rotation of co-hosts have alternated with Castiglione providing color commentary. In addition to traditional over-the-air AM and FM broadcasts, network programming airs on SiriusXM satellite radio; and streams online via SiriusXM Internet Radio, TuneIn Premium, and MLB.com Gameday Audio.Shaw's and Star Market Supermarkets, a grocery store chain which serves much of New England, holds naming rights to the "WEEI Shaw's and Star Market Red Sox Radio Network."Butch Stearns
Butch Stearns is an American television and radio personality. He is a former sports anchor for WFXT and radio host for WEEI-FM, both located in Boston, Massachusetts.Gerry Callahan
Gerald "Gerry" Callahan is a radio show host best known for hosting a longtime morning program for WEEI-FM, a sports radio station in the Boston market.
He began his career as a sports reporter for The Sun in Lowell in 1983, then the Boston Herald in 1989. From 1994 to 1997, he also wrote for Sports Illustrated, including coverage for the magazine's daily edition for the 1996 Summer Olympics.Greg Dickerson
Greg Dickerson is a Boston sportscaster who served as the Boston Celtics sideline reporter and co-host of Sports Tonight for Comcast SportsNet New England.
Dickerson's career began in 1995 at WWTM in Worcester, Massachusetts and WBZ radio in Boston. From 1997 to 2002, he was the Celtics' public address announcer, as well as the alternate PA announcer for the New England Patriots and the PA announcer for the Worcester Ice Cats of the American Hockey League. He joined FSN New England's Celtics broadcast team during the 2002–2003 season as pre- and post-game host. He became the Celtics sideline reporter in 2005.
His other work included stints as an ESPN Radio SportsCenter host and as a studio host on NHL Radio. He was also a fill-in host for WEEI-FM and presently is a fill-in host on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Dickerson studied at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts before transferring to Emerson College where he earned his degree.Pete Sheppard
Pete Sheppard (born March 26, 1967, in Providence, Rhode Island) is an Italian-American radio host, formerly heard on WEEI-FM 93.7 FM in Boston. Sheppard, a native of Narragansett, Rhode Island, is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in Rhode Island and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (Class of 1987).Planet Mikey
Planet Mikey was a sports talk radio program on Boston's WEEI-FM 93.7 FM. The show was officially announced on December 15, 2005 and runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. The host is Mike Adams, an experienced Boston sports talk show host.
The show was finally cancelled by WEEI on June 20th, 2016.
Mike Adams was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Connecticut. Adams was a disc jockey on several stations in Hartford and Springfield. MA including WPOP, WAQY, and WCCC where he replaced Howard Stern in 1980. Adams was sports reporter and anchor for WFSB-TV in Hartford from 1986 until late 1991. He hosted a show called "Mike Adams Sports World" on NECN from 1992–98 and won two Emmys. He has hosted shows for Fox 25 and Classic Sports Network, now known as ESPN Classic. He began at the WEEI in 1993 while anchoring at NECN and Fox-25 in Boston. His full-time show replaced the "Ted Nation" program by Ted Sarandis, on December 14, 2005. The show was on from 6-10 PM. He lives in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts with his wife, Christine. He has two adult children, Scott and Kelly, and two young sons Andrew and William.The Big Show (sports radio show)
The Big Show is a former sports talk radio program hosted by Glenn Ordway on Boston's WEEI-FM 93.7 FM. Started in August 1995, the show was hosted by Ordway and former Boston Globe columnist Michael Holley. The show ended on March 19, 2013.Trenni Kusnierek
Trenni Kusnierek (born April 30, 1977) is a sports anchor & reporter for NBC Sports Boston.Kusnierek is a graduate of Muskego High School and Marquette University. She has previously worked at WDJT-TV (2001-2002), FSN Pittsburgh (2003-2007), ABC Sports (2005), and FSN Wisconsin (2008), and as a reporter and former studio host for the MLB Network as well as some work for the Big Ten Network and the NFL Network. For one season, she worked with Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon as a sideline reporter for Green Bay Packers preseason. From 2011 to 2013, she worked for WTMJ (AM) & ESPN 540 in Milwaukee as a sports reporter & talk show host. Kusnierek was hired by NBC Sports to work as a curling reporter during the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics, and also covered tennis for NBC Sports at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Kusnierek has also worked at WEEI-FM in Boston as a weekend and substitute program host.She appeared as herself on the TV show Change of Heart in around 1999.WEEI (AM)
WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts, that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts, and is owned by Entercom Communications. Studios are located in Boston's Brighton neighborhood. The station is mostly a simulcast of ESPN Radio; until October 4, 2012, the station aired a highly rated locally produced sports talk format, which is now heard on WEEI-FM (93.7 FM). Originally established in 1924, in 1994 WEEI moved from 590 AM to 850 AM, replacing WHDH, which had operated since 1929.WEEY
WEEY (93.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Swanzey, New Hampshire. The station is owned by Great Eastern Radio, LLC and serves as the Keene affiliate for WEEI-FM.WEII
WEII (96.3 FM, "SportsRadio 96.3") is a radio station in Dennis, Massachusetts. The station airs a sports radio format from Boston-based WEEI-FM. It is owned by iHeartMedia.
The station started life in 1981 under the call letters WGTF, operating on 93.5 FM. It moved to 96.3 in 1982 (the 93.5 frequency is now occupied by WFRQ) and changed its call letters to WXJY in 1984 and WNTX in 1988. The station's format as WNTX was "Oldies 96", competing with the larger "Oldies 103" in Boston. The Makkay family, headed by Al Makkay, purchased the frequency in late 1992, and in January 1993, it flipped to a Top 40 (CHR) format, rebranded as WRZE "96.3 The Rose". In 2003, Makkay Broadcasting sold WRZE, along with its sister stations WPXC and WCIB, to Qantum Communications for $32 million. In 2008, the station, which was originally licensed to Nantucket, was re-licensed to Dennis.On March 25, 2009 (though the changeover was originally announced for April 1), WRZE flipped formats, becoming a simulcast of popular Boston sports radio station WEEI.
On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WEII, to Clear Channel Communications (now known as iHeartMedia) for WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York as part of the sale of the WALK stations to Connoisseur Media. The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.WODS
WODS (103.3 MHz) - known on-air as 103.3 AMP Radio - is a commercial FM radio station in Boston, Massachusetts. WODS airs a Top 40 (CHR) radio format, and is owned by Entercom. Its studios and offices are located on Leo M. Birmingham Parkwary in Brighton.WODS's transmitter is off Chestnut Street in Newton, near the Charles River. It has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 8,700 watts, from a tower at 351 meters (1152 ft) in height above average terrain (HAAT). WODS broadcasts in the HD Radio format, using its HD2 subchannel to carry "Channel Q," Entercom's Talk/EDM service for the LGBTQ community. The HD3 subchannel airs soft adult contemporary music, known as "The Cove."WPPI
WPPI (95.5 FM) is a sports talk radio stations in the Portland, Maine area. The current owner is Atlantic Coast Radio.
The station mostly carries the same programs as WEEI-FM from Boston. Some local commercials take the place of Boston commercials. And some WEEI-FM game broadcasts are substituted with Fox Sports Radio. WPPI also carries University of Maine Black Bear football and ice hockey, and Portland Pirates ice hockey.WRCH (FM)
WRCH is a radio station in the Hartford, Connecticut, United States area and broadcasts at 100.5 FM with an adult contemporary format. Its transmitter is located on Rattlesnake Mountain on the WTIC-TV tower, and a backup transmitter in "Radio Park" behind the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (its former studio location), the studios and offices are located on Executive Drive in Farmington, Connecticut. Its "Pillow Talk" program on weekday evenings features a soft adult contemporary format.
WRCH offers smooth jazz programming on its HD2 sub-channel, and also offers on its HD3 sub-channel a simulcast of sports talk-formatted WEEI-FM from Boston.On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom. The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummated on the 17th. The only current effect from the merger was the switch of the HD3 simulcast from the now-Beasley controlled WBZ-FM (which moved to WRCH-HD3 from the HD3 sub-channel of WTIC-FM in 2016) to Entercom-owned competitor WEEI-FM.WVEI-FM
WVEI-FM (103.7 FM, SportsRadio 103.7) is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format, largely simulcasting Boston-based WEEI-FM. Licensed to Westerly, Rhode Island, United States. The station is currently owned by Entercom Communications. In addition to WEEI programming, WVEI-FM carries Providence Friars men's basketball, Boston Bruins hockey, and ESPN Radio. Its transmitter is in Exeter, Rhode Island but due to it being mostly a simulcast, its operations are run out of WEEI-FM's studios in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.WVEI (AM)
WVEI is an AM sports station in Worcester, Massachusetts, operating on 1440 kHz with 5,000 watts. The station is owned by Entercom. Most programming is provided by Boston sister station WEEI-FM.WWEI
WWEI (105.5 FM; "SportsRadio 105.5") is a radio station in Easthampton, Massachusetts, serving Springfield with a sports radio format. The station is owned by Entercom. Most programming is provided by Boston sister station WEEI-FM.WZEI
WZEI (101.5 FM) is an American licensed radio station with studios located in Bow, New Hampshire. The station is owned by Dirk Nadon, through licensee Lakes Media, LLC. WZEI is licensed to serve the community of Meredith, New Hampshire, and has coverage of central New Hampshire, particularly the Lakes Region area. WZEI is an affiliate of the WEEI Sports Radio Network, based in WEEI-FM in Boston.
On November 6, 2012, WZEI was granted a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, decrease its effective radiated power (ERP) down to 560 Watts and raise its height above average terrain (HAAT) up to 324.7 meters (1,065 feet). That construction permit will expire on November 6, 2015.
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