Contract Dispute Keeps Sox Off Manchester's 'Game'
May 6, 2009 at 4:49 AM (PT)
A continuing conflict over a new contract has BOSTON RED SOX games in an on-again, off-again situation with network affiliates ABSOLUTE BROADCASTING Sports WGAM-A/MANCHESTER and WGHM-A/NASHUA (THE GAME). The MANCHESTER UNION LEADER reports that the games have lately been off again while the stations and rights holder ENTERCOM hammer out a formal deal; some games in APRIL were carried under a handshake agreement, but the games have been off THE GAME since after APRIL 29th.
The contract drama has fans in southern NEW HAMPSHIRE looking for other sources for the games from adjacent markets, including SOX flagship Talk WRKO-A/BOSTON (with WEDNESDAY night and weekday afternoon games on Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON) and CONCORD area affiliate GREAT EASTERN RADIO Talk WTPL.