Thursday, October 24, 2013

WEEI ramps up World Series coverage

WEEI 93.7 is the local home for Boston Red Sox play-by-play and going all in its coverage of the team's from-last-to-first campaign as it tries to bring World Series title back to Boston.

The station's personalities are going on the road with the team n St. Louis this weekend. Beginning on Saturday, October 26, the station’s on-air personalities will join forces with the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network for live coverage leading up to Games 3, 4 and 5.

On Saturday, the live lineup begins at 11:00am with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane on a special edition of the Dennis & Callahan show. D&C will be followed by Mut & Merloni co-host Mike Mutnansky being joined by Red Sox Insiders Rob Bradford and Alex Speier from 3:00-6:00pm, before giving way to Mike Salk and Michael Holley of the Salk & Holley program, with special guest Lou Merloni, which will lead into the World Series pre-game show with the Red Sox Radio Network’s Dave O’Brien and Joe Castiglione taking listeners up to the first pitch of Game 3 at 8:07.

Sunday’s coverage again begins at high noon with Mutnansky and Minihane, followed by Bradford and Speier at 2:00pm. Dennis & Callahan return at 4:15pm before Salk & Holley return with Merloni at 6:00pm, once again leading up to O’Brien and Castiglione and the pre-game show before Game 4’s 8:15pm first pitch.

Monday’s coverage will resume at 6:00am with the Dennis & Callahan morning show live from St. Louis, followed by Mut & Merloni from 10:00am-2:00pm and an extended edition of Salk & Holley beginning at 2:00 pm, again leading into the pre-game show with O’Brien and Castiglione and the first pitch of Game 5 at 8:07. Mut & Merloni will stay on in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 29, from 10am-2:00pm.

BRW Notebook :

It is the season : Partners in the Twerk-Heard-'Round-the-World, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke will meet up again in Boston as part of Kiss 108's Jingle Ball 2013 lineup, happening Saturday, December 14 at TD Garden. The pop stars'  performance at the MTV Video Music Awards has been a hot tabloid topic for weeks running - which no doubt helped prompt radio conglomerate Clear Channel to book them for several stations' promotional concerts around the country in December. They will be joined at the Garden by six other acts, including Latino pop star Enrique Iglesias, Chicago rockers Fall Out Boy, "Whistle" rapper Flo Rida, Nickelodeon castoff Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber-like YouTube sensation Austin Mahone and "X-Factor" girl group Fifth Harmony. 

In addition to Boston, the full "Jingle Ball" 2013 Tour will make stops in Dallas; Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami. In addition, this year the tour will feature for the first time a nationally broadcast two-hour special on CW Network/Channel 56 at 8pm on Dec. 18.

This being a full national event, the proceeds from this year's 12-city tour will also benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. In years past, Kiss 108's Jingle Ball proceeds benefited Toys for Tots Foundation charity. Jing Ball 2013 ticket are priced from $45(balcony) to $270(floor seats) and are available at

Riverfeast : WXRV/92.5 the Rive has announced Guster will perform at the radio station’s 10th annual RiverFeast benefit concert at the Lowell Memorial Audiorium on Saturday, November 16th at 9pm. Ticket info is here. 

Programming notes :
 Oedipus, legendary Boston radio programmer & DJ, who brought his Christmas Eve show to RadioBDC last December now has new weekly show on the alternative rock internet station. The Oedipus Project airs every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon at Jackson Blue who has been with Kiss 108 for the past eight years, last four as its evening host, exited the station two weeks ago. No permanent replacement has been named yet....

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