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 News Boston – Bruschi – The NFL Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Bruschi to tackle NFL for ESPN Article Courtesy of: ESPN.com news services Tedy Bruschi, who enjoyed a long career with the New England Patriots and won three Super Bowl rings, is joining ESPN's stable of NFL analysts. ESPN made the announcement Tuesday, saying Bruschi will provide NFL analysis on ESPNBoston.com, the network's new local sports site, and appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and other ESPN platforms. ESPNBoston.com … [Read more...]

WAMG to end all-sports format

WAMG to end all-sports format After more than four years, the all-sports format on WAMG AM 890(and simulcast on Lawrence's WLLH AM 1400) known as 890 ESPN, will go off the air in the next couple days according to reliable sources. Station's local staffers were notified yesterday(9/9) about the end of the sports format. The station, owned by investment firm Waller Sutton, will introduce a brand new format on Monday(9/14). In early 2005, the CT-based company backed the local investor … [Read more...]

Sports Radio Boston – Chad Finn – Mike Reiss Snubs Globe & Defects to ESPN Boston

Article Courtesy of:  Boston Sports Media -  Boston Globe/Boston.com ESPN jumps into local fray with website By Chad Finn Globe Staff / August 28, 2009 While discussing the flurry of transactions in the local sports media, a source at a popular Boston website recently mused, “There are not a lot of allegiances anymore. Every man for himself. It’s really become a free-for-all.’’ Yesterday, a well-known but unexpected player entered the fray. And did it ever … [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...]