BOSTON (May 23, 2011) – WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced they were the recipient of the “Best Radio Station Website (Markets 1-10)” Award presented by Radio Ink Magazine yesterday at an awards ceremony held in Mountain View, California. The award ceremony recognized the people, stations, and companies that drive the industry in new media.
Tim Murphy, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Enterprise Platforms for Entercom, attended the ceremony to receive the award on behalf of WEEI, who received two nominations. WEEI was also nominated for “Best Brand Extension Through Streaming.”
“We are continually exploring new ways in which we can provide world-class content to Boston sports fans, and new content and distribution platforms have been a huge focus of our efforts during the last three years,” said Tim Murphy. “The talented team we have put in place across platforms at WEEI is the driving force behind this award and these nominations, and everyone at Entercom is proud to have been recognized by Radio Ink for the efforts of our staff.”
Radio Ink’s 2011 Digital Awards Ceremony was their first annual digital competition to recognize the driving force behind new media in the radio industry. The ceremony was held on May 18 and 19, 2011 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California.
Added Murphy, “Starting in August of 2008, WEEI Sports Radio made a commitment to establish WEEI as the new digital benchmark for not only the sports radio format, but for the radio industry. In order to do that, WEEI hired a full staff of world-class journalists to expand WEEI’s overall coverage of the sports scene in New England, and they have done a tremendous job establishing our brand as number one for coverage of New England Sports. In addition, we have invested significantly in making WEI Radio programming available to consumers both live and On Demand on as many devices as possible, with mobile apps recently becoming a major driver of WEEI content consumption.”
About The WEEI Sports Radio Network
The WEEI Sports Radio Network, comprised of Sports Radio WEEI and WEEI.com. WEEI is the nation’s leading sports talk radio station, with affiliates in markets all over New England: WEEI-FM in Providence, WVEI-FM in Springfield, and WVEI-AM in Worcester. Additionally, WEEI has made significant expansion into Maine and New Hampshire, with the addition of four new syndicated stations. Beginning in August 2008, WEEI.com made significant upgrades to the website’s design and content. The website hired Rob Bradford as editor-in-chief and has since hired over a dozen contributors to the site. In March 2009, the web site unveiled a major face lift and re-launched itself as “the sports page of the future.” For more information and to check out Boston’s best sports content, log onto WEEI.com.
About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is one of the five largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of 110 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City. Known for developing unique and highly successful, locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Kansas City Royals, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Sabres. Entercom focuses on creating effective integrated marketing solutions for its customers that incorporate the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations. The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Awards for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2007, Forbes magazine named Entercom one of America’s “Most Trustworthy Companies.”