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SBD/April 17, 2014/Media
Published April 17, 2014
HUB-BUB: In Boston, Chad Finn cites data from Nielsen Audio showing that for the sixth straight quarter (Jan. 2-March 26), WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub) “is the No. 1 station in Boston" among males 25-54. WBZ has radio rights to the Celtics, Bruins, Patriots and Revolution. WEEI-FM (ESPN Radio), which has rights to the Red Sox and Boston College, "finished seventh" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/17).
BRILLIANT FINISH: SI.com’s Avi Creditor noted NBC Sports Group “will be broadcasting all 10” of the '13-14 EPL season’s simultaneous finales on May 11 “across its family of channels.” It marks “the first time all of the season-ending games will be aired on network TV at the same time.” Which games appear on which channel “has yet to be determined and will be announced in early May” (SI.com, 4/16).