Friday, November 10, 2006

Connecticut Red Sox Radio Shocker

WTIC AM1080 has broadcast every Red Sox game for the last 46 years. With its 50,000 watt signal, summer nights from Connecticut to North Carolina are enriched by the sounds of Sox baseball from its Hartford signal. But now it is said WTIC is negotiating with the Yankees! Disbelief here in Connecticut. The reason why? Entercom, which owns Sox flagship WEEI, has raised the price for affiliates to carry the Sox season. So maybe, just maybe (we can only hope), WTIC is floating out this Yankee thing as a means of lowering Entercom's asking price. The Red Sox do well with WTIC....it's reach is larger than any other radio station dedicated to the Sox. And that's one thing WTIC is dedicated to. All things Red Sox. Entercom, don't lose Connecticut's largest radio station. You'd lose so many of us, too. And that is something you cannot afford to do. No way. No how. Not in MY lifetime.

9 Comments:

At 11/10/2006 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be sure to send them a letter that you don't want to lose the Sox broadcast ... encourage others too !

 
At 11/10/2006 9:50 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Don't worry-the public outcry here in CT will be enormous! After all, they are by far the largest and most powerful radio source in the state. In NE!! Not even close. I think it's a diversion tactic to get a lower rate. Entercom CANNOT live without WTIC. have a great weekend NOvy.

 
At 11/10/2006 1:34 PM, Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Ugh! I hope WTIC stays with the Sox. They were a part of my youth listening to the Red Sox night games here in Brooklyn...

 
At 11/12/2006 11:50 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I can remember Ken Coleman & Castig in '87 on 'TIC:

WTIC is owned by CBS, hence why they's negotiate with Newsradio 880.

 
At 11/12/2006 10:26 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

CT's most-powerful station for Red Sox Baseball:

They gotta be kidding!

 
At 11/13/2006 7:06 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I don't understand what you mean, Micael...if it's a diss on TIC, you're wayyy wrong. They have the strongest signal and reach the most people of ANY Sox network station, including EE!. Explain please.

 
At 11/13/2006 9:18 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Why would a station with its' coverage & voice of our favorite baseball team, want to switch sides?

Perhaps due to CBS ownership, it's easier to negotiate, as CBS Radio also owns Newsradio 880 in NY, WFAN 660-NY & other stations, with WCBS 880 carrying Yankees games;

Messing with Success can be fatal;
Besides, why do the Yankees need all of New England?

 
At 11/13/2006 9:27 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

But ML, I explained...they (TIC) do NOT want to change sides..they quibbled with the enemies to force entercom to lower thir money demands.....who the fu*k are they (Enterblah). We're talking about a Red Sox icon for generations. AND THEY (entercom) KNOWS IT! So F them.......thanks for backing me u....and I just left you yet another comment at RF about my latest post. I do like and need your feedback......have a great Monday.....and thanks.

 
At 11/13/2006 10:05 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

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I wish I had typed my last comment in English instead of gibberish, Michael, but the move that WTIC is making is an "end around." They, and the club known as our Red Sox, know that Boston baseball will be there, on WTIC Hartford, for generations...mark my words. And thanks for getting back! I so appreciate it!

 

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