Boston Red Sox Radio Network
TypeRadio network
Country
United States
Broadcast area
Massachusetts
Maine
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Vermont
New Hampshire
New York (limited)
Florida (limited)
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts
Ownership
OwnerBoston Red Sox
Entercom
Coverage
Affiliates54 (including 1 flagship)
Links
Websiteweei.radio.com/shows/red-sox-baseball

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: 29 AM stations, 22 of which supplement their signals with one or more FM translators; and 24 full-power FM stations, one of which supplement its signal with several FM translators.[1] Joe Castiglione currently serves as the network's play-by-play announcer; since the start of the 2020 Red Sox season, (Will Flemming, Sean McDonough, Jon Sciambi, Dave O'Brien, Dale Arnold and Tom Caron have alternated with Castiglione providing color commentary.[2][3] 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.[4][5][6]

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."

Programming

Play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione, in addition to a rotation of co-hosts (Will Flemming, Sean McDonough, Jon Sciambi, Dave O'Brien, Dale Arnold or Tom Caron as the second play-by-play announcer, with Lou Merloni or Rob Bradford as color commentators for select games), calls games on-site. WEEI-FM personality Mike Mutnansky serves as pre- and post-game host. All regular season and many spring training games are broadcast.

Station list

Network stations as of the 2019 Red Sox season
Callsign Frequency Band City State Network status
WEEI-FM 93.7 FM Lawrence Massachusetts Flagship
WOFX[7] 980 AM Troy New York Affiliate
WEZQ-FM[8] 92.9 FM Bangor Maine Affiliate
W243AT 96.5 FM Barre Vermont n/a (WDEV-FM simulcast)
WMOU 1230 AM Berlin New Hampshire Affiliate
W300DN 107.9 FM Berlin New Hampshire n/a (WMOU simulcast)
WQDY-FM 92.7 FM Calais Maine Affiliate
WTSV 1230 AM Claremont New Hampshire Affiliate
W232DN 94.3 FM Claremont New Hampshire n/a (WTSV simulcast)
W234BN 94.7 FM Claremont New Hampshire n/a (WCNL simulcast)
WEII 96.3 FM Dennis Massachusetts Affiliate
WZLO 103.1 FM Dover-Foxcroft Maine Affiliate
WTSN 1270 AM Dover New Hampshire Affiliate
W251CF 98.1 FM Dover New Hampshire n/a (WTSN simulcast)
WWEI 105.5 FM Easthampton Massachusetts Affiliate
WDEA 1370 AM Ellsworth Maine Affiliate
WCPV 101.3 FM Essex New York Affiliate
WSAR 1480 AM Fall River Massachusetts Affiliate
W240EB 95.9 FM Fall River Massachusetts n/a (WSAR simulcast)
WKTJ-FM 99.3 FM Farmington Maine Affiliate
WPKZ 1280 AM Fitchburg Massachusetts Affiliate
W287BT 105.3 FM Fitchburg Massachusetts n/a (WPKZ simulcast)
WWCN 99.3 FM Fort Myers Florida Affiliate
WBOQ 104.9 FM Gloucester Massachusetts Affiliate
WJJB-FM 96.3 FM Gray Maine Affiliate
WSBS 860 AM Great Barrington Massachusetts Affiliate
W231AK 94.1 FM Great Barrington Massachusetts n/a (WSBS simulcast)
WGCH 1490 AM Greenwich Connecticut Affiliate
WTIC 1080 AM Hartford Connecticut Affiliate
WTPL 107.7 FM Hillsborough New Hampshire Affiliate
W270BR 101.9 FM Island Pond Vermont n/a (WDEV-FM simulcast)
WBYA 105.5 FM Islesboro Maine Affiliate
WLTN 1400 AM Littleton New Hampshire Affiliate
W253AY 98.5 FM Littleton New Hampshire n/a (WLTN simulcast)
W278CS 107.5 FM Littleton New Hampshire n/a (WLTN simulcast)
WALZ 95.3 FM Machias Maine Affiliate
WWLK-FM 101.5 FM Meredith New Hampshire Affiliate
WMRC 1490 AM Milford Massachusetts Affiliate
W267CD 101.3 FM Milford Massachusetts n/a (WMRC simulcast)
WSYY 1240 AM Millinocket Maine Affiliate
WLVB 93.9 FM Morrisville Vermont Affiliate
W252CU 98.3 FM Montpelier Vermont n/a (WDEV-FM simulcast)
WBSM 1420 AM New Bedford Massachusetts Affiliate
W258DR 99.5 FM New Bedford Massachusetts n/a (WBSM simulcast)
WNTK-FM 99.7 FM New London New Hampshire Affiliate
WCNL 1010 AM Newport New Hampshire Affiliate
WIKE 1490 AM Newport Vermont Affiliate
W276DK 103.1 FM Newport Vermont n/a (WIKE simulcast)
WNAW 1230 AM North Adams Massachusetts Affiliate
W234DD 94.7 FM North Adams Massachusetts n/a (WNAW simulcast)
WBEC 1420 AM Pittsfield Massachusetts Affiliate
W230CP 93.9 FM Pittsfield Massachusetts n/a (WBEC simulcast)
WPNH-FM 100.1 FM Plymouth New Hampshire Affiliate
WLOB 1310 AM Portland Maine Affiliate
W263BZ 100.5 FM Portland Maine n/a (WLOB simulcast)
WEGP 1390 AM Presque Isle Maine Affiliate
WOZI-FM 101.9 FM Presque Isle Maine Affiliate
WINY 1350 AM Putnam Connecticut Affiliate
W246DN 97.1 FM Putnam Connecticut n/a (WINY simulcast)
WCVR 1320 AM Randolph Vermont Affiliate
W261DJ 100.1 FM Randolph Vermont n/a (WCVR simulcast)
WSYB 1380 AM Rutland Vermont Affiliate
W261DE 100.1 FM Rutland Vermont n/a (WSYB simulcast)
WPEI 95.9 FM Saco Maine Affiliate
WKAJ 1120 AM Saint Johnsville New York Affiliate
W250CX 97.9 FM Saint Johnsville New York n/a (WKAJ simulcast)
WSTJ 1340 AM St. Johnsbury Vermont Affiliate
W281CC 104.1 FM St. Johnsbury Vermont n/a (WSTJ simulcast)
WCFR 1480 AM Springfield Vermont Affiliate
W293BH 106.5 FM Springfield Vermont n/a (WCFR simulcast)
WEEY 93.5 FM Swanzey New Hampshire Affiliate
WFYX 96.3 FM Walpole New Hampshire Affiliate
WDEV-FM 96.1 FM Warren Vermont Affiliate
WDEV 550 AM Waterbury Vermont Affiliate
WVEI-FM 103.7 FM Westerly Rhode Island Affiliate
W248DA 97.5 FM White River Junction Vermont n/a (WTSV simulcast)
WILI 1400 AM Willimantic Connecticut Affiliate
W237EL 95.3 FM Willimantic Connecticut n/a (WILI simulcast)
WWOD 93.9 FM Woodstock Vermont Affiliate
WVEI 1440 AM Worcester Massachusetts Affiliate

Network maps

Map of network station in Rhode Island
Map of network station in Florida

Additional affiliates

Spanish Beisbol Network

In addition to the English-language network, the Boston Red Sox Spanish Beisbol Network is a one-station network carrying Spanish-language coverage of the Red Sox. Haverhill station WCCM (1490 AM) serves as the network's flagship; WCCM also simulcasts over an FM translator. Nilson Pepen currently serves as this network's play-by-play announcer.

Network stations as of the 2019 Red Sox season
Callsign Frequency Band City State Network status
WCCM 1490 AM Haverhill Massachusetts Flagship
W279DH 103.7 FM Haverhill Massachusetts n/a (WCCM simulcast)

History

Former announcers

Former flagships

Former affiliates

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See also

References

  1. ^ WEEI (2019-3-30). Two nations, over the air. The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  2. ^ "WEEI shortens cast working with Joe Castiglione on Red Sox broadcasts | Boston.com". www.boston.com.
  3. ^ "Broadcasters". MLB.com.
  4. ^ "SiriusXM and Major League Baseball Extend Agreement; Every Game Now Available on Sirius and XM Satellite Radios". MLB.com.
  5. ^ Kastrenakes, Jacob (August 25, 2015). "Streaming radio app TuneIn adds MLB broadcasts and commercial-free music". The Verge.
  6. ^ "MLB.TV | Live Stream Baseball Games". MLB.com.
  7. ^ Doughrety, Pete (December 9, 2011). "WOFX (980 AM) dumps Mets in favor of Red Sox". Albany Times-Union. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  8. ^ a b 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.
  9. ^ "Grande, Merloni to fill in on WEEI Red Sox broadcasts; Ryder named new host | Boston.com". www.boston.com.
  10. ^ a b Boston Globe, Jan. 9, 1983, sports page 1
  11. ^ "WMEX History". Archived from the original on 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2012-04-05.
  12. ^ Red Sox Magazine, 1997 second edition, page 29