No Rating At All For WEEI-AM?

Bob Nelson
Tue Jul 16 06:42:22 EDT 2013

The ratings couldn't have been combined as the AM and FM had separate
programming. I think when 850 and 93.7 simulcast they were combined and it
had to be a 100 per cent simulcast, right? Did they stop paying for the 850
ratings, who knows.

btw a new book I'm reading about Bob and Ray talks about the days when WHDH
was lic. originally to Gloucester, doing fish reports (read by Bob Elliot,
who would soon meet Mr. Goulding) and Henry Morgan joked the calls stood
for We Handle Dead Haddock. Soon the station got a better signal with a
stick closer to Boston, etc.--and the rights to the Braves (home games) and
Red Sox. The historic day Jackie Robinson first played for the Dodgers
WOULD have been on Boston radio--only the game wasn't at Braves Field. Of
course our expert friend Donna Halper is credited for help on radio
matters. The 850 frequency would for years, off and on, carry Boston
baseball (these days maybe they only do ESPN Sun Night Baseball and some
playoff games), and in earlier days "Matinee with Bob and Ray" was
preceding it, etc. And now, they do carry ESPN which is good for those who
want their talk shows, or occasional play by play, etc. But no ratings, at
least not in the demos

Visited Pittsburgh and Cleveland; in the former, 93.7 KDKA-FM was nice and
strong for Pirates games. CBS has "The Fan" at 92.3 which has signal
issues; a move to 98.5 (ironic) would help them. CBS did land Browns games
for the Fan. (Years ago I had Ken Coleman's book So You Want To Be a
Sportscaster and it talked about his work doing Browns games. Both Coleman
and his some Ken "Casey ("KC")" Coleman Jr.  have since passed on.

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 3:13 AM, Kevin Vahey <> wrote:

> I am guessing Entercom stopped paying for 850 ratings - they had been
> showing an 0.4
> Entercom is finding out that 93.7 has MAJOR holes on the south shore and
> 103.7 doesn't help them.
> Switching 97.7 to WEEI would solve the signal hole - but how badly would
> that hurt WAAF?
> CBS rolled the dice 4 years ago by putting sports on 98.5 instead of 104.1
> knowing 98.5 has a solid signal in Rhode Island. The gamble worked.
> You have 4 clusters in Boston and 3 of them are doing
> fine...........Entercom has issues. ( CC, CBS and GM are healthy )
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 2:30 AM, Garrett Wollman <
> >wrote:
> > <<On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:46:12 -0400, A Joseph Ross <
> > said:
> >
> > > Could the ratings for WEEI-AM have been combined with ratings for
> > > WEEI-FM?  How many who were called and asked what station they were
> > > listening to know the difference?
> >
> > Ratings haven't been done like that in many, many years.
> >
> > -GAWollman
> >
> >

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