Audacy and New England Patriots extend broadcast contract
Audacy and the New England Patriots have announced a multi-year television partnership extension. The agreement includes the exclusive continuation of the Patriots Monday and Patriots Friday programs led by six-time New England Patriots Super Bowl champion, head coach Bill Belichick, and Patriots players on WEEI (WEEI-FM / AM) in Boston become. The partnership between WEEI and the Patriots began in 1995.
“We’re excited to extend our long-standing partnership with the New England Patriots and continue to give Patriots fans exclusive access to their favorite team every week,” said Tim Clarke, senior vice president and market manager, Audacy Boston. “We look forward to Coach Belichick and several seasoned executives providing perspectives and match analysis that only they can share every week on WEEI.”
“Boston sports fans have been following the Patriots on WEEI for more than a quarter of a century,” said Murray Kohl, vice president of sales, New England Patriots. “We are happy to extend our partnership and continue to offer exclusive access to interviews with Coach Belichick and many of our star players. The discussions that our coach and our players have with the WEEI hosts every week offer a completely different dialogue and insight into the personality than any other sports platform and have become appointments for many Patriots fans. ”
Belichick will kick off Patriots Monday with a weekly appearance on the WEEI morning show, The Greg Hill Show, which will air from 6:00 am to 10:00 am ET. The Gresh and Keefe lunchtime show, starring Andy Gresh and Rich Keefe, will continue to feature a rotation of player interviews, including an offensive player, a defensive player, and a weekly special guest, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET. In the afternoon show “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria”, hosted by Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and the two-time Super Bowl champion and former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria, the Patriots will start as quarterback from 2pm to 6pm ET time window. “Patriots Friday” also returns every Friday with an additional team-oriented program.
In addition to the Patriots-focused on-air program, WEEI will also be welcoming special guests throughout the week to break down the NFL landscape. Guests include Audacy Insiders Mike Lombardi, Michael Irvin, WFAN 101.9 FM / 660 AM (WFAN-FM / AM), co-host of the morning show Boomer Esiason, ESPN analysts Tedy Bruschi and Keyshawn Johnson, and NBC sports analyst Peter King .