Baseball radio in the Northeast
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.
From: Maureen Carney <email@example.com>
Sender: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.orgDate: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:08:51
To: Boston Radio Group<boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>
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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