Best Streaming Broadcast Station Honor goes to
Entercom’s WEEI 93.7 FM Beating Out WBZ-AM and ESPN Radio
Orlando, FL – Last night, WEEI Sports Radio received the award for Best Streaming Broadcast Station at the RAIN Awards ceremony held at the conclusion of the Radio and Internet Newsletter Summit in Orlando, FL. Over 100 services made entries for this year’s RAIN Awards, sponsored by Triton Digital. WEEI topped both WBZ-AM and ESPN Radio to take home its honor in the Best Streaming Broadcast Station category.
“This recognition centers on the quality of our audio programming at WEEI,” said Tim Murphy, Vice President of Digital Strategy and Enterprise Platforms for Entercom, who accepted the award on behalf of WEEI. “The entire WEEI team is incredibly innovative at distributing our content through industry leading strategies regarding search optimization, mobile distribution and social engagement. This is a tremendous award for an amazing brand, and our incredible team of talent and producers who do an amazing job covering Boston sports.”
About the Best Streaming Broadcast RAIN Award: For the single broadcast station that has executed the best streaming strategy. Judges may consider ways that the station has extended and enhanced its brand through the use of online streaming. The RAIN Internet Radio Awards recognize the achievements and the best practices of the Internet radio industry. Limited to AM or FM broadcasters that stream online, this award was one of two ESPN Radio took home last year.
One of the premiere learning, sharing and networking events of the year for internet radio professionals, this year’s RAIN Summit featured Entercom president and CEO David Field as its keynote speaker.
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, 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 and 2013, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.