WEEI Adds New Affiliate to the Largest Sports Radio Network in New England



WZEI 101.5 FM, Meredith, NH, becomes WEEI’s 8th affiliate

BOSTON, MA Sports Radio WEEI 93.7 FM announced today that effective Friday, January 4, 2013, WZEI 101.5 FM will become the eighth WEEI affiliate across New England. Licensed to Meredith, New Hampshire, WZEI-FM is a Class A FM station with 6,000 watts of power, and covers the counties of Concord, Laconia, Meredith, North Conway and Plymouth, New Hampshire.   

Jeff Brown, Vice President and Market Manager for Entercom Boston stated, “Adding an eighth WEEI affiliate truly validates our flagship station’s strength in programming and leading sports coverage. Entercom is proud to extend the WEEI footprint to listeners in the northern New Hampshire market as we kick off 2013.” 

WZEI-FM will broadcast the entire WEEI weekday lineup, including The Dennis & Callahan Show 6am-10am, The Mut & Merloni Show 10am-2pm, The Big Show 2pm-6pm and The Planet Mikey Show 6pm-10pm. The station will also broadcast Boston Celtics basketball, in addition to WEEI’s weekend sports talk shows.

WZEI-FM joins the following WEEI affiliates across New England: WVEI 103.7 FM Providence; WVEI 1440 AM Worcester; WWEI 105.5 FM Springfield; WPEI 95.9 FM Portland, ME; WPPI 95.5 FM Portland, ME; WEII 96.3 FM Cape Cod; and WEEY 93.5 FM Keene, NH.

“We are very excited to bring coverage of everything New England sports to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire with 101.5 WZEI,” said Jeff Shapiro, CEO Great Eastern Radio. “Great Eastern Radio and WEEI have a great partnership that has been key to great sports programming in northern New England for the past few years, and we look forward to extending that for years to come!” 

“I’m thrilled that we are able to bring the WEEI brand to the New England sports fans of central and northern New Hampshire,” said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming and Operations for Entercom Boston. “WZEI-FM will reach upwards of 300,000 listeners throughout the Lakes Region and we will continue to work very hard every day, to provide them with a most entertaining and compelling product.”

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About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the five largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of 111 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 is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Athletics and San Jose Sharks.

Entercom focuses on creating effective integrated marketing solutions for its customers that incorporate 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.