Update 7:00pm: As we were compiling our report based on the call sign applications, The Boston Globe goes one step further verifying that WEEI will begin simulcasting on 93.7 this Monday, September 12 displacing “Mike-FM“.
Original Report 6:55pm: Entercom Sports 850 WEEI Boston will make its move to the FM band in Boston proper.
The station has scheduled a “Special Announcement” for the 8:00am hour on Thursday morning. At that time all signs point to the station announcing its move to the FM band.
Entercom has begun the process by applying for some call sign changes for a pair of its owned affiliate stations. 103.7 WEEI-FM Westerly, RI has applied to take the WVEI-FM calls from 105.5 in Springfield, MA. That station has concurrently applied to become WWEI. These moves will free the WEEI-FM calls for use in Boston.
The move will put WEEI on equal footing with CBS’ “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM which has surpassed WEEI with younger demos and during the NFL and NHL seasons as flagship to the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins. WEEI is the flagship of the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.
WEEI is the flagship for an eight station regional network serving New England. In addition to 850 WEEI, 103.7 WEEI-FM, and 105.5 WVEI-FM, the bulk of the WEEI programming can be heard on 1440 WVEI Worcester, MA, 96.3 WEII Cape Cod, MA, 93.5 WEEY Keene, NH, 95.5 WLOB-FM Portland, ME and 95.9 WPEI Saco, ME.