Veteran play-by-play man Joe Castiglione is set to begin his 26th season of calling Red Sox games, and will be joined for a second year by Dave O’Brien. O’Brien, who is also a play-by- play announcer for ESPN’s Baseball Coverage, will work more Red Sox games this season calling a minimum of 135 games. WEEI-AM Boston mid-day host Dale Arnold will fill in for a majority of the games missed by O’Brien, while Jon Rish, Entercom’s Studio Host for the broadcast, will take over on the others.
The Red Sox Radio Network carries 15 pre-season and every regular season and post-season game. The Red Sox and Entercom Communications announced a new 10-year agreement for 2007-2016 in May 2006. WRKO returned as the network’s flagship. WRKO airs all regular season games except Wednesday nights and weekday afternoons, which can be heard on sister station WEEI. A network of over 60 stations broadcast Boston’s games throughout the New England area.