Entercom Boston re-ups entire WEEI.com journalism team

January 08, 2014 - 1:25 pm

BOSTON, MA -- Rob Bradford, site editor for www.WEEI.com, announced today that all contributing writers and columnists have signed new contracts for 2014. DJ Bean, Christopher Price, Alex Speier, Jerry Spar and Mike Petraglia will continue in their roles blogging, voicing opinion and reporting breaking sports news for the site while appearing as regular guests on WEEI-FM (93.7) talk programs. They join Kirk Minihane, who last week announced a long-term contract extension as the site’s opinion editor and co-host of the Dennis & Callahan morning show, and Celtics beat writer Ben Rohrbach as part of the largest radio-based sports journalism team in New England.

“It’s a privilege to work alongside such a talented and dedicated group of sports journalists,” said Bradford. “There isn’t another sports radio station in the country with WEEI’s commitment to enterprise journalism, and Boston sports fans have come to expect us to be first with breaking news and commentary however and wherever they engage with our brand.”

Unique visitors have increased eightfold since the inception of the revamped site in 2008. Most recently, WEEI.com won the 2013 RAIN Internet Radio Award for Best Streaming Radio Station in America.

WEEI Brand Manager Kevin Graham noted that the depth of team relationships and long-term trust make a crucial difference in the station’s access to key decision makers. “Rob, DJ, Kirk, Chris, Trags, Alex, Jerry and Ben live and breathe Boston sports,” he said, “and they’re respected throughout the Boston sports landscape for their journalistic integrity. In this sports-crazed market that boasts some of the most esteemed writers in the business, these guys stand among the best in breed.”