BRW: Celts to Entercom?

Dan Strassberg
Wed May 18 19:00:17 EDT 2005

A simulcast on 1330 AM took place before 1510's move to Waltham, when 1510
was still running 5 kW at night from Squantum AND the State St South office
complex had just been constructed immediately to the west of the 1510 Tx
site, turning the previously awful night signal to the west into a totally
horrendous signal. I believe that the Sox were on 99.1 when Campbell Sports
had the Boston-area rights. 99.1 was owned by Campbell and 1510 was merely
an affiliate. That's not to say that the Sox would find the present 50-kW
1510 night signal acceptable. An affiliate would be needed southwest of
Boston and another northwest of Boston. WCAP would be ideal for the
northwest affiliate. WBIX might work for southwest and would actually cover
MetroWest better at night than WEEI does, which would come as a pleasant
surprise to a large number of fans.

However, I agree with the person who said that the Sox on 1510 is about as
likely as Rush Limbaugh becoming a Democrat. Chances are that by the time
the 2007 season rolls around, 1510 will be doing SS and might beat out WROL
for the Spanish rights if WROL doesn't yet have its 5 kW night signal on the
air. The odds of that signal being on the air in time for the 2007 season
are slim. The FCC has not yet issued a CP.

Dan Strassberg,
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Nelson" <>
To: "Sean Smyth" <>;
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: BRW: Celts to Entercom?

> Yes, I'd doubt that 1510 could land the Sox. When they were on that
> freq before didn't they have to be simulcast on 99.1 just so people
> could hear them? I, too would expect WBZ or WTKK to have a better
> chance of landing them.
> On 5/18/05, Sean Smyth <> wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 May 2005 15:42:04 +0000, David Tomm wrote:
> > > If anything, the Sox would
> > > want a station with at least the same amount of coverage as WEEI or
> > > more, not less.
> >
> > For this reason, I wish the far-out proposition of tossing the Sox on
1520 had
> > some merit (and actually would happen).
> >
> > Until then, I'm stuck paying for's audio package.
> >
> >

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