Baseball radio in the Northeast

Kevin Vahey
Wed Jul 13 09:31:31 EDT 2011

As bad as the Broons were the last 20 years I was told that the team was a huge profit center for WBZ and AM fought to keep them when 98.5 came along.

I don't understand the Mets thinking.

Is SNY on cable upstate? MSG is secure as they locked up Sabres hockey when Empire imploded. YES seems to be on all systems in NYS.
-----Original Message-----
From: Maureen Carney <>
Sender: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.orgDate: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:08:51 
To: Boston Radio Group<>
Subject: Re: Baseball radio in the Northeast

This is how I stopped rooting for the Sox and Bruins as a kid. When KISS 108 
came on and replaced WWEL I could no longer get the games in - but I could get 
in the Baltimore Orioles (on 1500 WTOP) and Pittsburgh Pirates (on 1020 KDKA) 
and I followed them for the 80s and 90s. As for the Bruins I gave up due to poor 
play after Don Cherry left (in addition to weak signal) and followed the 
Hartford Whalers on WTIC. Being in a one TV house with 6 kids I had no choice 
but to turn to radio to follow games. 

And that begs the question - will there be teams that give up radio coverage? 
Obviously the Sox have Entercom breaking the bank for rights but that's not the 
case in every market.

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