Pawsox Radio Network
TypeRadio network
Country
AvailabilityRegional, through 13 affiliates
OwnerLarry Lucchino, Dr. Charles Steinberg, Mike Tamburro, and Co. (operated by Clear Channel Communications/WHJJ)
Key people
Josh Maurer
(announcer; 2014–2019)
Official website
PawSox On the Air (archived)

The Pawsox Radio Network was the radio network of the Pawtucket Red Sox, a Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. There were 12 stations (nine A.M. and three F.M.) and three F.M. translators in the network, including the flagship and part-time stations. The network last broadcast games for the Pawtucket team in 2019, as the 2020 minor league season was cancelled and the team relocated to Worcester, Massachusetts, becoming the Worcester Red Sox for the 2021 season.

Flagship station

Affiliates

Massachusetts (7 stations + 2 translators)

Rhode Island (1 station)

Vermont (2 station + 1 translator)

Unsure status (1 station)

Former flagships (2 stations)

Former affiliates (11 stations)

Alumni

Pawtucket served as a springboard for multiple Major League Baseball broadcasters. As of 2020, there were seven former PawSox radio and two television announcers broadcasting for Major League Baseball teams. In the below list, first are the years with the teams they have broadcast for, and second are the years the broadcaster was with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

In addition, Dan Hoard became a broadcaster for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals. He was with the PawSox from 2006 to 2011. On April 24, 2013, it was announced that then-broadcaster Bob Socci would become the New England Patriots play-by-play broadcaster starting with the 2013 season.[3]

Other Pawtucket announcers included Bob Kurtz of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, Dave Shea, who spent time with the Washington Nationals, Bob Rodgers, Jack LeFaivre, Matt Pinto, and Mike Stenhouse.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Nash Icon will broadcast every PawSox game in 2020 before becoming team's flagship in 2021". 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ "PawSox Broadcast Team "Calls Up" Mike Antonellis from Double-A Portland". MLB.com. March 5, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  3. ^ "Bob Socci Named Patriots Radio Play-By-Play Announcer On 98.5 The Sports Hub". CBS Boston. April 24, 2013.

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