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WEEI
WEEI.jpg
City of license Boston, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Greater Boston
Branding WEEI Sports Radio Network
Sports Radio 850 WEEI
Slogan "The Number One Rated Sports Radio Station in the Country"
Frequency 850 kHz
First air date 1930 (frequency, as WHDH)
Format Sports talk
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 1912
Transmitter coordinates 42°16′41.4″N 71°16′0.2″W / 42.278167°N 71.266722°W / 42.278167; -71.266722 (NAD83)
Callsign meaning Edison Electric Illuminating (original owner of 590 kHz)
Former callsigns WHDH (1930–1994)
Affiliations Boston Red Sox Radio Network
Boston Celtics Radio Network
ESPN Radio
Boston College
Providence College
New England Revolution
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom Boston License, LLC)
Sister stations WAAF, WKAF, WMKK, WRKO, WVEI, WVEI-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website weei.com

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. The station is one of the top rated sports talk radio stations in the nation. Studios are located in Brighton, Massachusetts. The station's local programming is heard on a network of stations that broadcast throughout the New England region, the "WEEI Sports Radio Network."

WEEI is the flagship station of the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network. It is also the flagship station of the Boston Celtics, beginning with the 2007–2008 season. In addition, WEEI broadcasts games of the New England Revolution (with conflicted games airing on WRKO), and Boston College football and basketball teams in season. When local programming isn't on WEEI, usually ESPN Radio will air. The station had been an affiliate of Fox Sports Radio from 2005 until November 2, 2009 (the affiliation moved to rival WBZ-FM), and was that network's highest rated station; WEEI had a prior stint as the ESPN Radio affiliate before switching to Fox.

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History

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WEEI's seven decades at 590 kHz

WEEI traces its roots to its original owner, Edison Electric Illuminating (hence the call letters). Edison placed the station on the air on 590 kHz in 1924.[1] In 1926, WEEI became a charter member of the NBC Red Network and remained an NBC Red affiliate until 1937, when the station was purchased by CBS and became an affiliate of that network. Until 1960, WEEI, through CBS Radio, was the last Boston radio station to devote a large amount of its program schedule to "traditional" network radio programming of daytime soap operas, comedy shows, variety shows, and similar fare.

For the remainder of the 1960s, WEEI was New England's first talk-radio station and home of such hosts as Howard Nelson, Jim Westover and of course, Paul Benzaquin, one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in Boston history. The '60s also saw the daily WEEIdea feature that presented cleaning and cooking tips from housewives.

By May 1972, WEEI had six full days of call-in talk programming. On weekdays, morning drive time from 6am to 10am was hosted by newsman Len Lawrence (Leonard Libman), followed by Ellen Kimball from 10am to 2pm. Ellen was hired from WIOD, Miami, where she had replaced broadcaster Larry King after he was arrested on December 20, 1971. Ellen is believed to be one of the first women to host a daily, four-hour, call-in talk show, six days a week. Originally called Boston Forum with Ellen Kimball, the name was eventually changed to The Ellen Kimball Show. Later, newsman Ben Farnsworth took over the Saturday call-in segment from 10am to 2pm. Paul Benzaquin handled 2pm to 6pm weekdays.

Although its talk radio format was popular, the station went all-news in 1974, following the lead of several other CBS-owned stations. At first, WEEI wasn't 24/7 all-news; the station's late-night schedule featured the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, an attempt to revive radio drama, as well as a local overnight talk show with Bruce Lee (no relation to the martial-arts actor), a holdover from the previous format. But by the end of the 1970s, WEEI was all-news around the clock.

In 1982, CBS sold WEEI to Helen Broadcasting, which retained the all-news format. In 1991, the station was sold to the Boston Celtics, and became a sports station. 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.

WHDH at 850 kHz: "The Voice of Sports"

The original occupant of 850 kHz, WHDH, had a long history, along with its rival WBZ (AM) 1030, as one of Boston's leading full-service radio stations. The station featured the legendary comedy team of Bob and Ray before they departed for national fame in New York City then for 34 years was anchored by morning personality Jess Cain, along with other preeminent air talent such as Alan Dary, Norm Prescott, Fred B. Cole, Dave Supple, Tom Doyle (who by the early 1980s was Cain's co-host), and Norm Nathan. It played jazz, big band, MOR and, in the mid-1970s, Top 40 music. It also featured talk radio programs hosted by Avi Nelson, and, later, David Brudnoy. But while WHDH-AM was never "all sports," it was easily Boston's top sports station during the 1950s through the end of the 1960s. It called itself "The Voice of Sports".

For 30 consecutive years (1946–75), WHDH-AM was the flagship station of the Boston Red Sox, featuring play-by-play announcers such as Jim Britt, Ford C. Frick Award-winning Curt Gowdy, Ken Coleman and Ned Martin. Prior to 1951, it also broadcast the Boston Braves, the city's National League baseball club (the Red Sox and Braves then only broadcast home games, thus the teams shared the same announcers and did not have schedule conflicts).

During the winter months, WHDH and WHDH-FM (now 94.5 WJMN) were the flagship stations of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association and the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, employing such legendary announcers as Johnny Most, Fred Cusick and Bob Wilson. For a single season, Jim Lang was the announcer for Bruins games and brought unprecedented candor to the job. WHDH also was the radio home of Harvard University football in the autumn, including 1968, the year of Harvard's famous 29-29 "win" against arch-rival Yale, considered one of the greatest college-football games ever played.

In addition, the original WHDH-TV (channel 5) was the flagship station of the Red Sox TV network from 1958 through 1971, while WHDH-AM produced an early weekly sports roundtable show, also called The Voice of Sports, featuring baseball writers from the Boston Herald-Traveler (which owned the station until 1974), various figures from Major League Baseball, and longtime WHDH-TV/WCVB-TV sports director Don Gillis. No calls were taken during the show, which featured lively debate among the writers. In 1972–73, The Voice of Sports became a daily, afternoon drive telephone-talk program hosted by longtime Boston sportscaster Leo Egan, but it failed to take root.

WHDH began to lose its valuable properties in 1969, when the Bruins and Celtics were wooed away by WBZ. Then the Herald-Traveler Corporation's license to operate channel 5 was revoked by the Federal Communications Commission, and on March 19, 1972, channel 5 became WCVB-TV. Stung by the loss of its highly profitable TV station, the Herald-Traveler Corp. was put on the market, and acquired by the Hearst Corporation in June 1972. Less than two years later, WHDH-AM-FM (by this time called WCOZ-FM) were sold to Blair Radio, a national radio station advertising representative. WHDH then lost the Red Sox after the 1975 regular season; it would not carry their games again until 1983–85. The station's last major sports property was the New England Patriots during the late 1980s.

In early 1990, WHDH was sold to local businessman David G. Mugar, whose New England Television owned CBS affiliate WNEV-TV (channel 7). By that March, with the sale already complete, channel 7's call letters became WHDH-TV to correspond with WHDH radio, and NETV became NETV & Radio. Mugar was hoping to bring back a main competitor to WBZ radio and TV, with a renewed emphasis on a news and straight talk format. Some sports programs remained, but news and talk were main priorities. Among the personalities to arrive in the early 1990s were mostly talents from within NETV, including TV newscaster Ted O'Brien. However, by 1993, NETV & Radio was already in trouble due to increasing debt, and when Mugar announced WHDH-TV was being sold to Sunbeam Television later that year, the days were numbered for WHDH radio. After WHDH-TV was sold off, the radio station remained the last property under Mugar's company, and received a one year stay of execution. By the following spring, it was announced that WHDH radio would vacate the Boston airwaves entirely, and sell the 850 AM dial position & transmitting facilities to another company, American Radio Systems. WHDH's final broadcast, in August 1994, was the death of a heritage radio station in Boston, but had its void filled by the eventual success of WEEI on 850 AM.

Sportsradio 850 WEEI

In 1994, WEEI on 590 was acquired by Back Bay Broadcasting, which sold the call letters and all-sports programming of WEEI to American Radio Systems.[2] American Radio Systems placed the WEEI callsign and intellectual property on the 850 kHz frequency that was previously home to WHDH. AM 590 changed its callsign to WBNW, and later became WEZE.

With the Red Sox coming to WEEI in 1995, they returned to the 850 kHz frequency.[3]

In 1998, American Radio Systems was acquired by CBS. 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, WVEI and WEGQ, from CBS for $140 million.

In April 2005, WEEI began streaming its broadcasts live online by way of a free membership at its official site. 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.

WEEI was awarded its first Marconi Award in September 2006 for sports station of the year. WEEI was also named large market station of the year.

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 & Callahan morning show. WEEI retaliated by banning Globe staffers from all its shows. Nevertheless, WEEI host Michael Holley is a former Globe columnist.[4] The ban came to an end on August 4, 2009, when Bob Ryan appeared on The Big Show, with host Glen Ordway stating that "we have all come to our senses."[5]

The station is popular with fans of the Boston professional sports teams, especially the Boston Red Sox. WEEI 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 isn't alone in providing 24/7 sports radio in Boston; local competition includes WWZN "1510 The Zone" and WBZ-FM "98.5 The Sports Hub".

Entercom announced on October 7, 2009 that starting on November 2, 2009, WEEI will once again carry the ESPN Radio affiliation. (formerly held by WAMG until September 2009) WEEI will carry ESPN Radio's overnight programming, including All Night with Jason Smith from 1-5 AM & some weekend programming as well as WEEI's local sports talk shows.[6]

Teams on WEEI

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox broadcasts are a daily feature of the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network slate from March through October. Each broadcast consists of:

  • A pre-game show; The Pregame show is recorded from an air studio inside Fenway Park right next to gate c in WEEI air studio
  • The Inside Pitch, a segment with a member of the local sports journalism establishment;
  • (optional) A pre-game interview with the general manager;
  • A pre-game interview with the manager (currently Terry Francona);
  • The game intro itself, a compilation of great moments in Red Sox broadcast history;
  • The game itself, with Joe Castiglione broadcasting with either Dave O'Brien or Jon Rish. Previous to the 2007 season, Castiglione was partnered with long-time co-broadcaster Jerry Trupiano.
  • A post-game interview;
  • Post-game statistics (called "totals");
  • A highlights clip for those who missed the early part of the game;
  • A roundup of out of town scores;
  • and a signoff tag.

During game broadcasts, WEEI 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.

The Boston Red Sox recently 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.[7] 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.[8]

In September 2009 there was speculation that WEEI could move to one of Entercom's properties on the FM dial, perhaps WMKK-FM 93.7, with the AM 850 signal switching to ESPN and some "overflow" play by play (for example, the Celtics would be on AM while the Red Sox were on FM). [9]

Boston Celtics

Sean Grande hosts the Celtics Tonight pregame show before each Celtics game on WEEI in addition to providing the play by play for the game. Cedric Maxwell provides color commentary during the broadcast. The broadcast duo calls themselves "Grande and Max." Currently, John Ryder hosts the halftime show and the Celtics Rewind show following the game.

Programming

Daily shows

  • Dennis and Callahan — Featuring hosts John Dennis, Gerry Callahan, flashboy Jon Meterparel, executive producer Steve "Chach" Ciaccio and producer Ian "Iggy" Meropol. Airs 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on weekdays. It has featured a variety of special guests during different parts of the year including Curt Schilling every Tuesday and Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino every Thursday during the baseball season, as well as Tom Brady every Monday during football season. The program also features a daily news headline feature, in which Callahan often spars with Dennis.
  • Dale and Holley — Featuring hosts Dale Arnold, Michael Holley, producer James Stewart, nicknamed "Big Game James". Plays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on weekdays. Red Sox manager Terry Francona is a weekly guest during baseball season. Holley replaced Bob Neumeier in 2005 and the show was renamed Dale and Holley from Dale and Neumy.
  • The Big Show — Featuring host "the Big O" Glenn Ordway with two rotating co-hosts and flashman Pete "The Meat" Sheppard. Sheppard and Ordway are the only permanent hosts of the show, which takes on a roundtable-type format. Co-hosts include Lou Merloni, Curt Schilling, Cedric Maxwell, Bill Burt, Butch Stearns, Steve Burton, Steve DeOssie, Larry Johnson, Steve Buckley, Tom Curran, Paul Perillo, Rob Bradford, and Sean McAdam. The producers are Andy Massua and Brett Erickson. The Whiner Line closes every show and is generally the highest-rated segment. The Big Show plays from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Planet Mikey — Featuring host Mike Adams and flashboy John Ryder. The producers of the show are Jason Pothier or J-POD and Joey "the Fish" Zarbano. Plays from 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. A Regular co-host on the show is Lenny Megliola from The MetroWest Daily News. Took the place of Ted Nation hosted by Ted Sarandis in 2005. Sarandis is now the play-by-play man for Boston College Eagles basketball.
  • Red Sox Review — Featuring host Jon Ryder. Program follows Planet Mikey on weekday nights (11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.) when a Sox game is featured. During weekends Red Sox Review immediately follows the Red Sox postgame show.

Weekend shows

  • Butch StearnsFox 25 Sports Anchor Butch Stearns regularly hosts a Saturday afternoon show, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Mut & Bradford — Hosted by Mike Mutnansky and Rob Bradford. Runs Sunday's from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Regularly features WEEI.com columnists/contributors as guests.
  • The Baseball Show (formerly Red Sox Baseball Today) — Runs 9am-Noon on Saturday. Up until 2008, Steve Buckley of The Boston Herald and Sean McAdam of The Providence Journal served as co-hosts. In '08, Buckley and McAdam alternated weeks co-hosting with Mike Adams. In 2009, the show began simulcasting on Comcast SportsNet New England with Mike Felger hosting with analysts Lou Merloni, Sean McAdam, and Steve Buckley.[10] Greg Dickerson replaced Felger in July 2009 following Felger's move to WBZ-FM.[11]
  • NFL Sunday — Runs on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during football season. The show is currently hosted by Dale Arnold and Michael Holley and co-hosted by Paul Perillo, Christian Fauria, Christopher Price, with occasional appearances by Tom E. Curran.
  • Real Postgame Show — Hosted by Pete Sheppard, and former NFL stars, Steve DeOssie and Fred Smerlas. Runs after each Patriot game during the NFL season.
  • Mustard and Johnson, Hosted by Craig Mustard and Larry Johnson. The show was cancelled in 2008 but was recently renewed and the schedule will vary from week to week. The show is also nicknamed Yankee Talk because of the large number of Yankee fans that call in to the show.

Former shows

  • Andy Moes Show (September 3, 1991–September 1, 1992) — WEEI's first morning show following its switch to an all-sports format. It was hosted by Andy Moes, former co-host of the Joe and Andy Show on WROR-FM. The show was cancled after one year due to low ratings.
  • Doyle and Mustard Show (September 1992–July 1993) — Replaced The Andy Moes Show as WEEI's morning program. It was hosted by veteran radio personalities Craig Mustard and Tom Doyle. It was replaced by the syndicated Imus in the Morning in July 1993.
  • The Janet and Glenn Show/The Glenn Ordway Show (September 3, 1991–June 25, 1993) — 1-4 pm show created as part of WEEI's switch to an all-sports format. Co-hosted by then-Celtics announcer Glenn Ordway and public relations executive Janet Prensky. Prensky was fired by WEEI on September 4, 1992[12] and Ordway hosted the show solo until June 25, 1993.
  • The Craig Mustard Show (June 28, 1993–August 1994) — Replaced The Glen Ordway Show as WEEI's midday talk-show. Show ended after Mustard's firing from WEEI in August 1994.[13]
  • Ted Nation (1992–September 2005) — Aired weekdays 7 PM to midnight. Hosted by Boston College basketball announcer Ted Sarandis.[14]

Personalities

Hosts

Flashboys

The flashboys provide the sports updates heard at the top of each hour during the day and at the top and bottom of each hour on nights and weekends.

  • Jon "Meter" Meterparel- Dennis and Callahan
  • Chris Villani- Dale & Holley/Weekend
  • Pete Sheppard- The Big Show
  • John Ryder- Planet Mikey
  • Joe Vargus- Fill-In/Weekend
  • Dan Steven- Fill-In/Weekend
  • Rory Duyon- Fill-In
  • Marshall Hook- Fill-In

Past personalities

WEEI/NESN Radio-Telethon

Each year since 2002, 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 $17 million for the Jimmy Fund and has received donations from all 50 states

Simulcasts

A number of other stations in the New England region carry most of WEEI's local programming. The stations are branded as "WEEI Sports Radio", and many carry call letters similar to the Boston flagship station.

WEEI'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 Fox Sports Radio when the flagship station carries games or when WEEI is not airing local programming, even though WEEI itself now carries ESPN Radio.

Entercom's initial plan to syndicate WEEI programming was to place it on stations owned by Nassau Broadcasting in 13 more markets, but the deal between the two companies ended up collapsing.[17] The first of WEEI's eventual affiliates began airing its programming in September 2008.[18][19]

An additional station, WGEI (95.5 FM) in Topsham, Maine, also served as a WEEI simulcast (in tandem with WPEI) from September 2008[18][19] until April 2009, when it became WLOB-FM. Additionally, WAEI (910 AM and 97.1 FM) in Bangor, Maine carried WEEI programming from September 2008[19] until January 2010, when Blueberry Broadcasting chose to end the affiliation.[20]

Quotes

  • "Havlicek Stole The Ball!"Johnny Most's description of the play that allowed the Boston Celtics to win Game 7 of the 1965 National Basketball Association Eastern Conference Finals; allowing the Celtics to keep their streak of NBA championships alive (station was WHDH AM 850).
  • "It's All Over! It's All Over! The Celtics Are Again NBA Champions!" — Most's frequently-used call when the Celtics won the NBA title; the station (as WHDH-AM) carried the Celtics during their first ten NBA championship seasons, including eight (1959–66) in a row.
  • "The pitch is looped towards shortstop. Petrocelli's back. He's got it! The Red Sox win! And there's pandemonium on the field! Listen!"Ned Martin's call of the final out of the 1967 Boston Red Sox "Impossible Dream" regular season (station was WHDH AM 850)
  • "The Red Sox win the pennant! They have beaten the Oakland A's three in a row!" — Martin's call of the final out of the 1975 American League Championship Series (station was WHDH AM 850)
  • "The Red Sox have come from two games down to beat the Cleveland Indians!"Joe Castiglione's final call of the 1999 American League Division Series
  • "Swing and a ground ball, stabbed by Foulke. He has it. He underhands to first. And the Boston Red Sox are the World Champions! For the first time in eighty-six years, the Red Sox have won baseball's World Championship. Can you believe it? "Joe Castiglione's final call of the 2004 World Series
  • "Kyle Orton will be a Pro Bowl player. Mark it down."Pete Sheppard

References

  1. ^ Boston Globe, article, "Edison Co Opens New Station, WEEI", September 30, 1924, page 6
  2. ^ Boston Globe, article, "Celtics Sell WEEI for $3.8m", by Jack Craig, March 17, 1994, Sec. 1. pg. 41
  3. ^ Boston Globe, City Edition, article, "Change in the air for WEEI", by Jim Greenidge, December 16, 1994, page A4
  4. ^ Don't Quote Me
  5. ^ "Bob Ryan - Boston Globe". http://audio.weei.com/m/25625514/bob-ryan-boston-globe.htm.  
  6. ^ http://bostonradiowatch.blogspot.com/2009/10/breaking-news-espn-radio-returns-to.html
  7. ^ http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20060508&content_id=1443455&vkey=pr_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos%20radio%20deal
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ ESPN Radio's Boston Affiliate Set to Sign Off
  10. ^ http://www.csnne.com/programs/
  11. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/football/articles/2009/07/24/espn_taking_cover_of_late/?page=2
  12. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=BG&p_theme=bg&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EADE0008A585F16&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
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  14. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/articles/2005/10/01/sarandis_out_as_host_of_nation/
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  16. ^ Marquard, Bryan (2007-12-11). "Fred B. Cole, 92; mouthpiece of big-band era". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2007/12/11/fred_b_cole_92_mouthpiece_of_big_band_era/.  
  17. ^ "Entercom-Nassau Deal Falls Through". Radio Ink. 2008-01-04. http://www.radioink.com/HeadlineEntry.asp?hid=140600&pt=todaysnews. Retrieved 2008-01-14.  
  18. ^ a b "WEEI to air in Maine September 1". Portland Press Herald. 2008-08-19. http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/031753.html. Retrieved 2008-08-19.  
  19. ^ a b c "WEEI Sports Radio Network expands to Portland, Bangor & Keene". WEEI. 2008-08-20. http://imgsrv.weei.com/image/weei/UserFiles/WEEINorthNetworkPressRelease81908.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-20.  
  20. ^ Heslam, Jessica (January 14, 2010). "Lawrence pastor ‘proud’ of Conan O’Brien". Boston Herald. http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view.bg?articleid=1225484&format=text. Retrieved January 14, 2010. "“Unfortunately, our affiliate in Bangor chose to end its contract with us (Tuesday),” said WEEI program director Jason Wolfe."  

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Preceded by
680 WNAC
1941–1946
(split with 1440 WAAB, 1942)
Radio Home of the
Boston Red Sox
1947–1975
(as WHDH)
Succeeded by
1510 WMEX/WITS
1978–1982
Preceded by
680 WRKO
1983–1994
(split with 99.1 WPLM-FM, 1983-1989)
Radio Home of the
Boston Red Sox
1995–present
(split with 680 WRKO from 2007-August 25, 2009)
Succeeded by
incumbent

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