Monday, April 30, 2007

One Station, Under God, Indivisible

So, which Boston-area AM radio station can you listen to tonight to hear the Red Sox beat the Empire?

Your guess is as good as mine. Entercom—the Pennsylvania-based corporation that owns Sox broadcast rights—came up with the brilliant idea of airing Red Sox games on TWO of its stations this year.* So, as FN Board Member Bill Collins has previously ranted, it's darn near impossible to know where to go to hear games. If this is Wednesday, it must be WEEI, unless it's a night game, in which case it's WRKO. Or maybe not. Who the heck has time to figure this crap out?

I've resorted to tuning in my XM radio feed of the game—at least I know where it is on my car radio dial and it's an undistorted signal (another issue since WEEI's signal barely reaches into the hinterlands of the Merrimack Valley). And, with the weak broadcasting crew Entercom has assembled (with the exception of Dave O'Brien), I don't mind if XM is featuring the other team's feed.

So, Entercom honchos, admit your mistake and put the Red Sox on ONE radio station all year. It was a dumb idea. Don't make it dumber by stubbornly sticking to it.

*680 WRKO and 850 WEEI

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