Thursday, August 16, 2007

 

Nassau, Entercom Deal to Push WEEI Further

Rumor had it that Nassau Broadcasting would set up a regional sports radio network to
rival WEEI--a move that would result in Classical 99.5, WCRB Lowell--switching to
sports. But Entercom has instead filed a letter of intent to have WEEI simulcast
on 11 Nassau-owned stations instead, in such places as Portland, Maine; Cape Cod; Lebanon, N.H.; Concord, N.H.; and Montpelier, Vt.

Details are in this
Boston Globe
article and also in the
Herald
.

And still no word of where Dennis and Callahan will wind up...

The deal gives Entercom half of WCRB, which will indeed remain classical.
More details have emerged via a Herald article: Entercom paid $10 million for its half of WCRB;
Callahan's friend John McGuire was the one who tried to set up a regional sports network
with WCRB as flagship...

It's said the sports programming on the Nassau stations will start next month. There won't
be Red Sox or Celtics games (which are apparently on other stations in the markets, I'd
guess) and "Patriots Monday" also won't be on the new simulcast stations.

UPDATE: According to NorthEast
Radio Watch
, 6 of the 11 stations to carry WEEI have been decided. Pixy 103
on Cape Cod, WEMJ 1490 in Laconia NH, WLVP 870 and WLAM 1470 in Portland ME,
and two stations in the Upper Valley: WNHV 910 White River Jct VT and
WTSV 1230 Claremont NH)

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