Sports Radio Boston News – Chad Finn Attempts to Sort Out Boston Radio Call Letter Mayhem

ESPN Radio’s Boston affiliate set to sign off By Chad Finn Globe Staff ESPN Radio’s Boston affiliate, WAMG-AM 890, will go off the air Monday after four years plagued by a weak signal and limited local programming. But ESPN, the powerhouse sports network, may not lack an outlet in the Boston market for long. According to multiple industry sources, ESPN is in discussions to air some of its national programming on WEEI-AM 850 during nights and weekends, with WEEI intending … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Death of Traditional Sports Media – Print to Pixels

Hacksaw: The death of traditional sports media Posted By jason.owens On August 27, 2009 @ 8:52 pm In Sports New York is the Mecca of it all. The hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. The Theatre District, the Empire State Building, Manhattan, Wall Street, the Yankees, Mets and Madison Square Garden are all part of a great city. At one time, in New York, on any street corner, you would find a newsstand that sold magazines, cigarettes, cigars, postcards, and your newspaper. At that … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Why Fenway Sucks via DEADSPIN

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Fenway Park By Tommy Craggs - Article Courtesy of Deadspin - CLICK HERE for the story and comments. This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park. Nothing — with the possible exception of flowers, springtime and the 3rd Earl of Pembroke — has inspired as much gooey bad poetry and aphoristic nonsense as Fenway Park. If Fenway didn't exist, we'd … [Read more...]

Boston Sports News – The View From New York

Positive or Negative, There’s No Changing History By GEORGE VECSEY They count. For all the instant disillusionment and partisan morality, the Red Sox’ championships of 2004 and 2007 still stand. What we saw in October 2004 — the eight straight victories by the Red Sox over the Yankees and the Cardinals — remains an epic run. Johnny Damon really did stand up in the Sox clubhouse on the night they fell three games behind the Yankees and assert that his team was quite capable of … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – FM vs. AM

FM start-up muscling into sports talk A CBS-launched rival to WEEI emerges in post-WBCN shakeup By Don Aucoin, Globe Staff  |  July 15, 2009 Longtime sports-radio powerhouse WEEI-AM (850) may finally have a real fight on its hands - and this time its opponent will come from the FM side of the dial. CBS Radio revealed yesterday that it will launch a new sports-talk station, named 98.5 The Sports Hub, on Aug. 13 in Boston. The station, which will be heard at 98.5 FM and have … [Read more...]