WEEI turns to ESPN
850 WEEI-AM and 93.7 WEEI-FM broke their simulcast on Friday, October 5. Since then 850 carries the ESPN national programming feed billed as “ESPN on WEEI“.
Part of the arrangement will see WEEI’s local programming carried on ESPNBoston.com while ESPN will power the video on WEEI.com.
On October 4, 2012, WEEI and WEEI-FM split the simulcast; the existing local programming and sports broadcasts remain on WEEI-FM, while AM 850 aired a redirection loop for one day before becoming a full ESPN Radio affiliate on October 5.