Pirates Announcer Tim Neverett Joins WEEI Boston Red Sox Team
December 30, 2015 at 6:47 AM (PT)
PITTSBURGH PIRATES announcer TIM NEVERETT has been named the new radio play-by-play voice for BOSTON RED SOX baseball on ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON alongside incumbent JOE CASTIGLIONE. NEVERETT replaces DAVE O’BRIEN, who is moving to the TV side to call SOX games on NESN, filling the role left vacant by the surprise firing of DON ORSILLO late in the 2015 season.
CASTIGLIONE has been the RED SOX's radio voice for 33 seasons.
NEVERETT is a NASHUA, N.H., native and former EMERSON COLLEGE baseball player who has called PIRATES games for the past seven seasons. “For a kid who grew up in NEW ENGLAND cheering for the RED SOX, this is an extremely rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” NEVERETT told the BOSTON GLOBE.
The 49-year-old was offered the position last week while visiting with WEEI and ENTERCOM BOSTON executives, and the deal was formalized MONDAY. He beat out a field of more than 200 applicants.
Before joining the PIRATES broadcast team, NEVERETT spent four years at FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN, calling COLORADO ROCKIE games and serving as a studio host.
NEVERETT began his baseball broadcasting career in 1985 with PITTSBURGH’s Double A affiliate in the EASTERN LEAGUE. At the age of 19, he filled in, calling radio play-by-play of NASHUA PIRATES games, which led to a schedule of games that season.