Patriots Monday & Friday To Remain On WEEI

John Dennis 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston Callahan MinihaneThe New England Patriots will continue its mastery of the Boston sports radio battle by continuing to split its programming between the two big Sports talkers in the market.

While Patriots play-by-play is on Beasley Media’s “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM, the ancillary “Patriots Monday” and “Patriots Friday” programming will remain on Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM and its network under a new multi-year contract.

The programming will continue to feature a weekly appearance by QB Tom Brady on Mondays during the NFL season on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” morning show and Head Coach Bill Belichick on Monday’s during the station’s “Dale and Holley with Keefe” afternoon show. Additional Patriots players will appear on the “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria” midday show on Mondays and during all Friday shows.

WEEI has aired “Patriots Monday” programming since 1995 and added “Patriots Friday” in 2008.

The New England Patriots and Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced a multi-year partnership extension. The agreement includes broadcasting rights of “Patriots Monday” and “Patriots Friday,” headlined by five-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, as well as the Patriots’ five-time Super Bowl champion Head Coach Bill Belichick, on WEEI Sports Radio Network which airs on 93.7 FM in Boston. The weekly features give Patriots fans access to top players via exclusive interviews on the top-rated sports radio network on Mondays and Fridays. WEEI is a part of Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States.

“As the voice of New England sports, we’re proud to extend our partnership with the New England Patriots, an elite organization that like Entercom, is committed to bringing WEEI listeners and Patriots fans the compelling sports content they seek,” said Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston.

“Entercom is enthusiastic of and committed to its role as the nation’s premiere sports audio producer,” said Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President of Programming, Entercom. “Continuing this winning combination of WEEI and the Patriots, one of Entercom’s over 40 professional team partnerships, is a strong sign of that commitment and passion to our listeners.”

“Continuity is one of the keys to the Kraft family’s success, and we are proud to have partnered with WEEI for more than two decades to broadcast Patriots Monday and more recently the addition of Patriots Friday,” said New England Patriots Vice President of Corporate Sales Murray Kohl. “We are happy to extend our agreement with WEEI and look forward to many more years of success together.”

Brady will kick off “Patriots Monday” with a weekly appearance on WEEI’s top rated morning show, “The Kirk and Callahan Show,” which airs from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET. Belichick will wrap up “Patriots Monday” with his weekly appearance on “The Dale and Holley with Keefe show,” airing from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In between, “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria” hosted by Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni, and two-time Super Bowl champion and former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria, will continue to feature Patriots captains and veteran leaders who will be available to discuss the most recent game. The show airs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The “Patriots Friday” lineup will feature additional Patriots players to preview the upcoming game.

The partnership between the Patriots and WEEI began in 1995 with “Patriots Monday” and expanded to include “Patriots Friday” during the 2008 season. The fan-favorite Patriots programming ensures Tom Brady’s appearance on WEEI for years to come. Fans can tune in to WEEI Sports Radio Network on Radio.com and can also participate in the sports conversation via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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