Bob Socci Named New England Patriots Radio Voice
April 24, 2013 at 11:03 AM (PT)
The prime slot as play-by-play voice of the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS on CBS RADIO Sports WBZ-F (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB)/BOSTON and the PATRIOTS RADIO NETWORK has gone to U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY football radio announcer BOB SOCCI. SOCCI replaces retired longtime PATS voice GIL SANTOS alongside color commentator SCOTT ZOLAK.
“BOB has more than 16 years of play-by-play experience,” said CBS RADIO BOSTON VP of Programming MIKE THOMAS. “We were impressed with his extensive work and expertise calling various football and baseball games and he’s a local guy with great knowledge of the PATRIOTS. No doubt, BOB has big shoes to fill, but we are excited about this new era of play-by-play with BOB and SCOTT.”
“This is the thrill of a lifetime to get the opportunity from 98.5 THE SPORTS HUB and the PATRIOTS organization to continue the tradition established by the legendary GIL SANTOS to be the play-by-play announcer for the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS,” said SOCCI, who also calls PATRIOT LEAGUE college basketball for CBS SPORTS NETWORK. “I look forward to teaming up with SCOTT in the booth and building on THE SPORTS HUB’s great success.”