Sox network still way late with legal ID break

John Francini
Mon Oct 6 14:10:36 EDT 2008

Interestingly, I've noted that when watching any of those "out-of- 
market" sports channels on Comcast (if you buy the MLB Extra Innings,  
NHL Season Ticket, etc.) you get all the local (regional) ads as  
well.  It's fascinating to see ads for other parts of the US and/or  


On 6 Oct 2008, at 13:29, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> It was even worse later where the ID ran at 11:22 PM.
> BTW does WRKO just send the Boston feed to the affiliates? The reason
> I ask is on their stream has all local WRKO breaks including
> ID instead of a clean network feed.
> When Jane Day ran the Sox network out of WPLM Plymouth she made sure
> that nothing WPLM related went on the bird.
> On 10/6/08, Garrett Wollman <> wrote:
>> On my way home from Sunday dinner, I listened to the Sox game on the
>> flagship for a little while.  I noted that the Sox network is still
>> not doing the legal ID break at the time that stations are legally
>> required to identify (before the first commercial at the end of the
>> half-inning).  This time the 8pm network ID break didn't happen until
>> 8:16.  This has been a fairly consistent pattern every time I've
>> listened to the Sox network this year.  I'm told that some network
>> stations, like WTIC, have taken to inserting their own ID over the
>> network audio.
>> Would it be too late to mention this to the Commission in conjunction
>> with WRKO's license renewal from 2005, which still has not been
>> granted?  (Not that I'd want to make common cause with Ed Stolz....)
>> -GAWollman

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