First responders, community members join together in the stands Thursday, June 27
Boston, MA (June 27, 2013) – Entercom Boston and WEEI, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball, will donate 1,000 Boston Red Sox tickets for the upcoming Boston Red Sox versus Blue Jays game, directly to the people and organizations who’ve been affected by the Boston marathon tragedy. These groups and individuals will include those who have displayed acts of heroism and valor, and have shown us examples of courage.
Tickets will be distributed to:
- First responders including the Boston Police, Fire and EMS workers
- The Boston Athletic Association
- The communities of Dorchester, Arlington and Medford
- The Massachusetts State Police
- The Massachusetts National Guard
- Boston area hospitals
“On behalf of Entercom and WEEI, we send our deepest appreciation for the bravery and service of these responders during our city’s time of need,” said Jeff Brown, VP and Market Manager for Entercom Boston. “We are forever grateful for their heroism and hope this small gesture brings a smile to some faces across Boston on Thursday evening.”
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.