FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots and 890 ESPN Boston announced today that each Friday this football season will be "Patriots Friday" on 890 ESPN Boston. Patriots Friday will officially kick off on September 8, two days before the Patriots host their division rivals, the Buffalo Bills, in their 2006 regular season opener.
ESPN Radio Boston listeners will be treated to the sage player perspective of 14-year veteran and offensive co-captain Troy Brown and the always light-hearted observations of Matt Light. Other special guests will include opposing team executives and writers who will offer insight on the Patriots' upcoming opponent. "Patriots Friday" is the first broadcasting agreement between the Patriots and 890 ESPN Boston.
"Although we've only been on the air for a short period of time, we are pleased to partner with one of the NFL's elite teams," said 890 ESPN Boston President and General Manager Jessamy Tang. "Patriots Friday allows us to kick off each football weekend with some great guests who will provide our Boston listeners with unique insight and perspective into the upcoming Patriots game."
"Boston is known for its passionate Patriots fans and this is just one more example of how 890 ESPN Boston is providing exclusive content for those fans," added Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, ESPN, Inc.
"Patriots Friday" is the newest addition to the expanding Patriots Football Network, the three-time Super Bowl Champions' lineup of multimedia offerings that include print, television, radio and Internet content.
"This partnership with 890 ESPN Boston is another step in our ongoing effort to meet the incredible demand from our fans for information about the Patriots," said Patriots Chief Operating Officer Ray Sullivan.
About 890 ESPN Boston
890 ESPN Boston and 1400 ESPN Lowell are the exclusive ESPN Radio Stations in the Boston area. The stations weekday lineup includes Mike & Mike (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., also seen on ESPN2), The Herd with Colin Cowherd (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), The Jim Rome Show (12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.), The Dan Patrick Show (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and the Mike Felger Show (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). 890 ESPN Radio Boston Continued - Page 2 of 2
(WAMG-AM) and 1400 ESPN Lowell (WLLH-AM) are owned by J Sports Boston LLC. J Sports Boston is a privately held company with studios in Charlestown, Mass.
About the Patriots Football Network
The Patriots Football Network (PFN) is the full portfolio of media offerings from the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. PFN is comprised of Patriots content produced both in-house and with media partners spanning print (Patriots Football Weekly), television ("Patriots All Access" and "Totally Patriots" on WCVB Ch 5, "Patriots 5th Quarter" on WBZ Ch 4 and "Patriots Video News" on Comcast On Demand), radio ("Patriots Monday" on WEEI 850 AM and "Patriots Friday" on 890 ESPN Boston) and the Internet. PFN's online offerings, available at www.Patriots.com include content from the writers of Patriots Football Weekly as well as streaming video, Patriots.com Radio and exclusive Patriots podcasts.