WITS (was: BRW: Celts to Entercom?)
Thu May 19 16:30:02 EDT 2005
!510 was not owned by the Richmonds at any time that it had the WITS calls
(or any calls other than WMEX). As WITS, the station was owned by Mariner
Communications of Cincinnati, a company that, at one point, owned some or
all of WLW.
Dan Strassberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Smyth" <email@example.com>
To: "John Mullaney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:38 PM
Subject: WITS (was: BRW: Celts to Entercom?)
> 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
> > considered a huge price for the Red Sox contract at that time. Jack
> > who already had the rights for the Bruins Radio Network struck a deal
> > 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
> 1510 wasn't owned by Max Richmond by then, given the cheap stories we've
> recounted by alums on this list.
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