WGIR: ESPN Sox coverage instead of Joe and Jerry?

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Sat Oct 23 22:50:47 EDT 2004

For some reason, affiliates aren't able to carry the World Series or
Superbowl. WEEI is the only station broadcasting with Joe and Jerry. Can
someone explain why? It seems crazy to me. This is the time that people
would most want to hear their local announcers!

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, MA

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Of John J. Francini
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 10:42 PM
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Subject: WGIR: ESPN Sox coverage instead of Joe and Jerry?

I was surprised to note that WGIR is carrying ESPN's radio feed of 
the Sox in the World Series instead of the Red Sox Radio Network. 
What's up with that? Contractual obligations?

Where I am I can't get WEEI worth a darn after sunset, even with 
vintage highly sensitive vacuum-tube radios...

Any thoughts out there besides listening on the Internet (which is a 
good minute or more behind the live action?)  Where can I find info 
on constructing some sort of viable external AM-band antenna?

Nevertheless, the ESPN coverage is significantly better than the 
execrable Tim McCarver on Fox.

John Francini <mailto:francini@mac.com>
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