Baseball radio in the Northeast

Tim Coco
Tue Jul 12 12:19:38 EDT 2011

For what it is worth, I was at WHAV AM & FM when both stations first carried
the Red Sox Network about 1979. The key station was WITS and we carried the
games by a terrible quality telephone line. WHAV-FM was 50kw ERP (that's
before the new tower went up). It was odd to switch from the "Music Just for
the Two of Us" beautiful music to the upbeat music (but voice quality) of
the pre-game show.

WITS ran a loose ship and we were always had to keep a hand on the pot to
keep their station identifications from going out.

Tim Coco
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Hopfgarten [] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 10:35 AM
To:;; bri
Subject: Re: Baseball radio in the Northeast

Not to be picky, but it was 99.1 WPLM (I don't believe the Sox ever flagged
OR even broadcast on 99.5....though they did do night games only on 107.9
WWEL in 1978, guess Disco and Sox didn't mix, so they did not continue when
WXKS (KISS) started in 1979...) Just think...Gloria Gainor "I will survive" 
into a big Sox-NYY series pre-game......or, if we lost, come out of the game
with the Tramps "Burn Baby Burn Disco Inferno......there were so many
possibilities! <G>

(99.5 maybe simulcast the Bruins in the 1510 WSSH days?)

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Concord NH

PS: Who bought 102.3 Concord and when the #@*& are they going to go on the

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Vahey
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:20 AM
To: ; bri
Subject: Re: Baseball radio in the Northeast

Nothing in CT surprises me as Citi Field is easy to get to off 95 over the

I am wondering if NYY radio built the network when WMCA was the flagship in
the 70's.

BTW how odd that the Red Sox have never used WBZ - they have over the
decades been on 1260, 850, 1510, 99.5 and 680.
-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Smyth <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 05:09:38
To: bri<>; Kevin Vahey<>
Subject: Re: Baseball radio in the Northeast

On Mon, 7/11/11, Kevin Vahey <> wrote:
> From: Kevin Vahey <>
> Subject: Baseball radio in the Northeast
> To: "bri" <>
> Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 8:32 PM
> s_over_the_air/?p1=Features_link6
> Great story in yesterday's Globe comparing the Red Sox and Yankees 
> radio network.
> What I find amazing is the Mets in their 50th year have no network to 
> speak of - I think they have 2 stations around Albany and that is it.

I never understood that -- there are pockets of western Mass. with some Mets
fans, especially around Pittsfield, where they had their A-ball team for a

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