PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 17, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced the new play-by-play broadcast team for Boston Red Sox baseball games on WEEI (WEEI-FM), the flagship station for the team. The WEEI Red Sox Radio broadcast team will consist of play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione, who is entering his 38th season and veteran broadcasters Will Flemming, Sean McDonough and Lou Merloni.
“Last year we had the unique opportunity to rotate different broadcast talents throughout the season, all of whom did an amazing job,” said Mark Hannon, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston. “This year we are thrilled to have a more permanent and consistent lineup with Will, Sean, and Lou who will join Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione to deliver a dynamic broadcast experience for Red Sox fans.”
“Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993),” said Sam Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Red Sox. “We are lucky to have his steady voice take us through another Red Sox season, joined by some of the best sports analysts in the industry.”
Flemming returns for his second season with the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network. Prior to joining WEEI, Flemming served as the play-by-play voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox. Flemming also has experience calling a wide range of sports including college basketball and hockey.
Nationally renowned and Emmy Award-winning McDonough is entering his second season calling games on WEEI’s Red Sox Radio Network. The Hingham, MA native is currently a leading play-by-play voice on ESPN college football broadcasts and previously served as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football from 2016 to 2017, as well as the television play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox from 1988-2004.
Merloni began calling games for the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network in 2013. The Framingham, MA native played nine seasons in Major League Baseball, including six with the Red Sox. Merloni has served as a talk show host for WEEI since 2008 and currently serves as a co-host for the station’s afternoon drive show “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria,” weekday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
All three broadcasters will join the voice of the Red Sox, Joe Castiglione, as he enters his 38th season behind the mic. Inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014, Castiglione has called over 6,000 Red Sox games including four World Series championships. Castiglione was a 2020 nominee for the prestigious Ford Frick Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
In addition to the main team of Castiglione, McDonough, Flemming and Merloni, broadcasters Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Dave O’ Brien will call select games.
For more information, please visit WEEI.com.
The WEEI Red Sox Radio Network is made up of over 50 network stations heard in all six New England states and reaches as far as Florida. WEEI is New England’s only local sports radio network with signals in Boston, Providence, Worcester, Springfield, Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Maine.
WEEI is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).