WEEI, the radio station in Boston that has broadcast Celtics games since 2005, will no longer be carrying Celtics games after failing to reach an agreement with the Celtics. They had a relationship with the Celtics through the championship 2008 season and through multiple battles with the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.
Entercom Boston Vice President and market manager, Jeff Brown, released a statement about the Boston Celtics and WEEI’s relationship. He bid the Celtics farewell and wished them luck in the future.
WEEI has had an incredible run with the Boston Celtics, from being a part of their 17th championship banner to the end of the Big 3 era….Unfortunately we were unable to come to terms on a new contract moving forward. We thank the entire Celtics organization for our tremendous time together and wish them the best of luck in the future.
It is uncertain as to who will carry the Celtics games as of right now. With the preseason looming in the near future, it’d be best for the Celtics to find a radio partner quickly. According to Boston.com, Greater Media has shown interest in the Celtics during the past. The Celtics are expected to take Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell to whatever station they move to. The two have been a radio combination for Boston since the 2001-02 season.