Boston Red Sox Voice Dave O'Brien Inks Contract Extension
April 1, 2011 at 6:16 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON has inked BOSTON RED SOX radio voice DAVE O'BRIEN to a new three-year contract extension, reports the BOSTON GLOBE. O'BRIEN told the GLOBE that the deal begins next season and has an option for a fourth season.
O'BRIEN is in his fifth season with the SOX alongside JOE CASTIGLIONE. He also serves as play-by-play man for ESPN's "WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL" telecasts and recently signed a four-year deal with the cable network.
WEEI Adds 'Sports Saturday' Show
WEEI has also added a weekend show, "SPORTS SATURDAY," for 9a-1p SATURDAYs. Frequent fill-in and newly-minted ABSOLUTE BROADCASTING Sports simulcast WGAM-A/MANCHESTER-WGHM-A/NASHUA (THE GAME) afternoon co-host MATT PERRAULT and WEEI.COM columnists ROB BRADFORD and KIRK MINIHANE will host the show.
The station's former weekly simulcast of "THE BASEBALL SHOW" with COMCAST SPORTSNET NEW ENGLAND has ended, with that show continuing on television without a radio partner, although WEEI's midday co-host and former SOX player LOU MERLONI will be among the show's regulars, along with rival CBS RADIO Sports WBZ-F (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB)'s MICHAEL FELGER and SEAN MCADAM, BOSTON GLOBE columnist and former HUB weekender DAN SHAUGHNESSY, and former WEEI personality BOB NEUMEIER.