WBZ Undecided On Renewal Of Bruins Rights
February 11, 2009 at 5:23 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO News-Talk WBZ-A/BOSTON's exclusive negotiating rights period to renew its deal to carry BOSTON BRUINS hockey has expired, reports the BOSTON GLOBE, and the station has not decided whether to renew. The BRUINS are now open to deals with other stations, although BRUINS EVP CHARLIE JACOBS told the GLOBE that the team's "No. 1 hope is to stay on WBZ. We've enjoyed the association. They have a strong signal, clear channel. For our part, we would like to continue with them."
JACOBS said that WBZ informed the team last month that it would not make a deal before its exclusive negotiating period expired on JANUARY 15th. PD PETER CASEY told the GLOBE, "We have enjoyed our association with the BRUINS. If we can work out something that makes sense for both sides, we will be happy to continue."