Tim Neverett will not return to Red Sox broadcasts next season

Alex Reimer
December 11, 2018 - 11:54 am

Tim Neverett has decided not to return to Red Sox radio broadcasts next season, Entercom announced Tuesday. The company will immediately begin searching for his replacement to sit alongside Joe Castiglione for the 2019 season.

“We thank Tim for his efforts and contributions over the years,” Entercom Boston market manager Mark Hannon said in a statement. “He’s going out on top after the Red Sox championship season.  We wish Tim the best in his future endeavors.”

Neverett, 52, joined the Red Sox Radio Network for the 2016 campaign. The New Hampshire-native and Emerson College graduate worked as the Pirates’ radio play-by-play announcer for six years before coming back to Boston. The Red Sox won a World Series and three division titles with Neverett behind the microphone.

In a text message to WEEI.com, Neverett declined to comment on the news. He did, however, send out a tweet thanking the Red Sox for their support. "Thank you to the @RedSox front office and loyal radio listeners for the great support I have received, especially this year," he wrote. "Although they wanted me to return, I have decided to let my current contract with @WEEI expire in order to pursue other professional opportunities."

Neverett replaced Dave O’Brien on the radio broadcasts. O’Brien left to join NESN in 2016 following Don Orsillo's departure. 

This upcoming season will be Castiglione’s 36th in the booth. He became the Red Sox’ lead radio announcer in 1991, working with Jerry Trupiano up until 2007. Castiglione was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014.