Friday, February 15, 2019

WEEI goes with Red Sox radio call by committee this season

On February 14th, Entercom's WEEI 93.7/Sports Radio announced the new all-star team of play-by-play platoon for 2019 Boston Red Sox games on the flagship station of the team. Broadcasters participating this season will include Sean McDonough, current ESPN broadcaster and former Sox TV voice; Josh Lewin, former Mets radio voice; Mario Impemba, former Tigers play-by-play voice; Chris Berman, veteran broadcaster for ESPN; Lou Merloni, afternoon drive on-air personality on WEEI; Dale Arnold, midday on-air personality on WEEI; Tom Caron, studio host for NESN's Red Sox telecasts; and Dave O’Brien, television voice of the Red Sox on NESN.

“As the flagship radio home of the world champion Boston Red Sox, WEEI is proud to extend our relationship with Joe Castiglione and to welcome this elite group of broadcasters to join him in the booth,” said Mark Hannon, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston “We are committed to providing listeners with premier and innovative coverage of the Sox and are looking forward to a great season."

WEEI's new rotating play-by-play set-up follows mid-December's announcement that play-by-play announcer Tim Neverett decided not to return to the broadcast booth(BRW 12/12/18). Neverett was apparently not a big fan of the more conversational game approach which was being planned by WEEI's management for 2019 season. Five days after announcing his departure from Sox radio booth, he was named to a new role with the Dodgers broadcast team.

BRW Notebook :

LaPierre passes : A true icon of Boston radio news, former WBZ 1030/Boston's NewsRadio morning news anchor Gary LaPierre passed away on February 4th at the age of 76.  LaPierre died at his home in Ipswich. He had been battling leukemia.
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LaPierre's last day anchoring morning news at WBZ on December 29, 2006 

He worked at WBZ from 1962 until his retirement in December 2006, and was a member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

LaPierre was born in Shelburne Falls, Mass., graduated from Grahm Junior College and attended the University of New Hampshire and Boston University.

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