No Rating At All For WEEI-AM?

Wed Jul 17 10:34:03 EDT 2013

I suspect that there is very good reason for 850 to broadcast ESPN's network
fare and NOT simulcast 93.7. Isn't Disney paying Entercom to run the ESPN
network schedule on 850? I suppose that an alternative would be for 850 to
run the Spanish version of ESPN (as does 1050 in New York), but with
Boston's rather small Spanish-speaking population, I suspect that Disney
would not pay Entercom as much to run ESPN en Espanol on 850 as it does for
850 to run ESPN en Anglais.

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Fybush" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: No Rating At All For WEEI-AM?

> On 7/16/2013 9:33 PM, Mark Connelly wrote:
>> In the car 93.7 holds up fine from metro-Boston down to at least the
>> Route 44 exit off Route 3 in Plymouth.  96.3 is fairly usable from
>> around the Route 14 exit in Duxbury so I would say that Kingston and at
>> least half of Plymouth are adequately served by both 93.7 and 96.3.  On
>> the other approach to the Cape, I-495 / 25 / 6 to Bourne Bridge, 103.7
>> is useful from I-495 jct. I-95 continuing down 495 into about
>> Middleborough.  The Wareham area might be the most tentative spot for
>> Sox coverage since 93.7, 96.3, and 103.7 can all be scratchy in certain
>> areas.  The New Bedford and Fall River AM's (1420, 1480) are somewhat of
>> an option during the day but probably not even as good as WTIC's skip at
>> night.
> In my experience, the Newton/Needham area is iffy. There's plenty of 93.7
> signal there, but the "RF haze" from the FMs in the immediate area
> overloads all but the best of radios. I'm sure the same is true in the
> Back Bay. If the Sox went back to simulcasting on 850 (and, really, what
> good reason is there not to do so?), it would fix that problem very
> easily.

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