Globe: Some '07 Sox games on WEEI

Dan Strassberg
Tue May 9 15:39:10 EDT 2006

What's special about Friday nights on WRKO? Taste of Boston? I know that TOB
is brokered time but does WRKO REALLY have contractual commitments with
advertisers for Friday nights throughout the 2007 baseball season? If so,
TOB sounds a lot more successful from a sales standpoint than any listener
would suspect. Anybody know whether Todd Feinberg is the independent
producer? I think he might be and I bet he handles sales of segments on the
show, too. If so, it proves that guys who sound like dorks can be pretty
clever business people. He probably developed the concept, lined up some
sponsors, and with contracts with advertisers waiting to be signed probably
had no trouble getting (then) PD Brian Whittemore to sell him the air time.

Dan Strassberg,
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Nelson" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 3:15 PM
Subject: Globe: Some '07 Sox games on WEEI

> "Red Sox fans who want to hear all of the games on the radio next
> season will have to switch between the Sox's new home, WRKO-AM, and
> Boston's dominant sports station, WEEI-AM."
> "WEEI, the Sox's current flagship, will keep roughly 30 games next
> season -- all Friday night games, as well as weekday afternoon games
> -- while WRKO will take the rest. WRKO will air pre and postgame
> shows, but WEEI will continue to take calls from fans and host its
> exclusive interviews"
> Whither Howie? "One small change: WRKO may stop Boston Herald
> columnist Howie Carr's show at 6:30 p.m., instead of 7, to make way
> for the Red Sox." I don't know if this means that Howie will do the
> show until 7 pm
> on a handful of affiliates, but WRKO will break free for the pre-game,
> or that the show will simply end at
> 6:30. Maybe WRKO will do the latter, and the last half hour will be a
> rebroadcast of bits from earlier in the day for those who missed them
> earlier.
> I don't know if the Sox season will open at home or on the road, but
> if it's the latter, it means that Opening Day and _Home_ Opening Day
> games would probably be on WEEI. Or maybe both, who knows?
> Spring training: there's a limited amount a games on radio, some of
> which are at 1 pm. That would be WEEI.
> Kind of like what happened last yr or the year before in Philly--the
> splitting of games. WPHT had some kind of Sinatra show Friday nights,
> so Phillies games on Friday nights when to WIP instead.

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