The Shaw’s Star Market WEEI Red Sox Radio Network looks much the same as it has for the last few seasons as Dave O’Brien and Joe Castiglione return for their 9th season together in the booth as the primary announcers for Boston Red Sox baseball. All the games will be broadcast from the team’s flagship station WEEI-FM 93.7 in Boston to its network affiliates through out New England, New York, New Mexico and Wyoming. As well as having all the home games carried along the XM Satellite Radio network. You can also listen to Dave and Joe via MLB AtBat app on your smartphone or tablet.
O’Brien, a New Hampshire native who enters his 9th season in WEEI booth, is probably the most familiar amongst the Red Sox radio crew for the non-Red Sox or non-baseball fan in the crowd due to his heavy schedule with ESPN. In addition to his duties as the Red Sox lead announcer, Obie does the Monday night games for ESPN with Rick Sutcliffe and Aaron Boone. Prior to joining the Red Sox, O’Brien was the play-by-play announcer for the Florida Marlins radio network from 1993 to 2001 until he left to go to ESPN. While at the World Wide Leader he has called in addition to baseball, World Cup Soccer, college basketball, NBA, MLS and the women’s college basketball Final Four. He has also called games for the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and the University of Georgia.
Castiglione, a Hamden CT native, joined to Red Sox broadcasts in 1983 and has worked with such luminaries as Bob Starr, Ken Coleman and Jerry Trupiano in his 33 seasons. Castiglione, who grew up a Yankees fan, has become well known in Red Sox lore for his call of the final out of the 2004 World Series, which ended the team’s 86 year drought without a championship. When he is not in the radio booth you can usually find Joe teaching sports broadcasting at Northeastern University. He has also called games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers in his career.
Mike Mutnansky is entering his 2nd season hosting the Red Sox pre-game and post-game shows on the Red Sox Radio Network since taking over for John Ryder early last season. Mut will also handle “”Sox Talk” the call in show that airs during rain delays in the game. When not involved with Red Sox baseball, he also part of the Planet Mikey Show and has his own show from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Over the air the Red Sox Radio Network has nearly 60 stations in 9 states.
Here is a list of all the affiliates for the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network in 2015:
|WEII||FM 96.3||Cape Cod|
|WSAR||AM 1480||Fall River|
|WBSM||AM 1420||New Bedford|
|WNAW||AM 1230||North Adams|
|WSBS||AM 860||Great Barrington|
|WNTK||FM 97.7||New London|
|WCFR||AM 1480||New London|
|WEGP||AM 1390||Presque Isle|
|WSTJ||AM 1340||St. Johnsbury|
|WKAJ||AM 1120||Saint Johnsville|