850 runs loop in advance of split (to ESPN on AM)

Sean Smyth ssmyth@psualum.com
Fri Oct 5 02:30:18 EDT 2012

Mr. Ross wrote:
>Why would anyone want sports programming to be in stereo?

It's more for play-by-play. Infinity was one of the first to go down the road of sports stereo broadcasts about 15 or 20 years ago, IIRC, when its FMs (e.g. WBCN) started picking up NFL rights. That was a major selling point for the Krafts when they first switched over to WBCN.[1]

[1] Nov. 28, 1994, Boston Globe article. "Kraft, son of the Patriots' first-year owner Bob Kraft, was listening to the radio broadcast of the game on the Cleveland flagship station, WDOK-FM. It wasn't just your normal play-by-play. The game was being sent out in stereo. ... 'It was like nothing I've ever heard before,' he said. 'The sound was awesome.' "

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