No Rating At All For WEEI-AM?

Maureen Carney
Tue Jul 16 22:13:40 EDT 2013


Do you have an MLB.TV subscription? You can't access the Fox video but you can stream the ESPN audio that way.


 From: Bob Nelson <>
To: Bill O'Neill <> 
Cc: Boston Radio Group <> 
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: No Rating At All For WEEI-AM?

Yes, still reading it and I do recommend it so far based on what I've read.
It's called Bob and Ray Keener Than Most Persons by David Pollock.
And speaking of baseball the All Star Game is on TV and radio right now but
I can't see it in my otherwise half decent motel near Rutland, VT. Their
DirectTV has one channel that apparently doesn't come in--Fox. Rather than
go into town to see part of the game at a bar, I've tried to stream the TV
version online and it's choppy.

So instead I'm resorting to a cheap walkman and trying to get it on either
WVEI-AM 1440 Worcester or WFAN
AM 660 NYC. No bigtime huge FM stations carrying ESPN radio here (101.3 has
it in Champlain Valley but too far from here...)

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Bill O'Neill <> wrote:

> Bob Nelson, For you recommend Elliot's book?
> Bill O'
> Bob Nelson <> wrote:
>> 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
>> reported.
>> 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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