ESPN-Boston problems?

David Tomm
Mon Jun 18 15:50:41 EDT 2007

On Jun 18, 2007, at 12:43 PM, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> Peter Gammons is still livid he was forced off WEEI to be on 890 only
> and says he has to listen to 1050 out of New York to hear the network
> at night ( He lives in Brookline )

Gammons recently signed a new contract with the Worldwide Leader.  He 
could have negotiated the radio exclusivity out of his contract, at 
least for Boston.  I can't see that being a deal breaker.  I'm sure 
Peter could listen to ESPN radio online if he wanted to....

> Sporting News Radio isn't long for this world. They have shutdown
> their Chicago HQ's and moved everything to Los Angeles. The have been
> losing stations to FSR at an alarming rate and they are hanging on to
> overnights at blowtorch WSCR in Chicago.

And they sold off the LA station awhile back, so they must be renting 
studio space somewhere.  To be honest, I'm surprised they've held on 
this long.  With Paul Allen out of the picture, it's just a matter of 
time.  I guess that means JJ Jeffrey will have to go with Fox on the 
Big Jab stations up in Maine, since Portland now has a fulltime ESPN 
affiliate on 870.

Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

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