WITS (was: BRW: Celts to Entercom?)

Sean Smyth ssmyth@psu.edu
Thu May 19 13:38:00 EDT 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005 09:44:00 +0000, "John Mullaney" wrote:
> I believe WITS had severe financial problems as a result of what then was
> considered a huge price for the Red Sox contract at that time. Jack Campbell
> who already had the rights for the Bruins Radio Network struck a deal with
> the Red Sox ownership to bail WITS out of there contract. WRKO was never
> happy with being an affiliate but at the time didn't want to pay for the
> rights. Campbell eventually lost the rights back to WRKO several seasons
> later who held them till the 1st Baseball strike. 

Interesting diversion from the original topic...

Anyone remember the figure WITS tossed at the Sox for the rights? I'm guessing
1510 wasn't owned by Max Richmond by then, given the cheap stories we've seen
recounted by alums on this list.

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