Herald: Sox radio talks heating up

Bob Nelson raccoonradio@gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 03:06:28 EST 2006

Afternoon games, meaning weekday afternoons not just weekends? While there
are occasional 1 pm starts (and 11 am on Patriots Day), most Sox weekday games
at Fenway begin at 6 or 7 pm. During the early part of the season
there should be
a few afternoon games/early starts due to colder weather, though.

If anyone would be hurt by the Sox moving to 96.9, it would be Jay
Severin. Take note though that the contract he signed with 96.9 is
just for one year, and the Sox new
contract starts NEXT year. Hmm. And by the way, THIS year Jay is sure to be
pre-empted often on Philadelphia's WPHT due to Phillies.

On 2/16/06, R Trovato <xtrovato@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Fybush figures the battle will come down to WEEI and WTKK.
> > He gives the edge to WEEI, which has a strong relationship with the
> > team and will also broadcast Sox games this year on an Entercom FM
> > station in Providence.
> Since Jay Severin has left WTKK, they are showing a severe ratings decline
> in the afternoon.  The Red Sox would give that time period a boost for
> afternoon games....And bring higher spot rates to their evening show.  Not
> to mention how it would help them on weekends where they lag.
> The question is, does WTKK and it's management have the wherewithall and
> testicular fortitude to negotiate using the expensive poker chips!
> Given their "take-it-or-leave-it" dealings with Severin, I would guess that
> they do not.

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