PHILADELPHIA Sean McDonough, Josh Lewin, Mario Impemba, Chris Berman, Lou Merloni, Dale Arnold, Tom Caron and Dave O’Brien to Participate in 2019 Season
Veteran Broadcaster Joe Castiglione Signs Extension
– Feb. 14, 2019 – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States, today announced the new all-star team of play-by-play sportscasters for 2019 Boston Red Sox games on WEEI in Boston, the flagship station of the team. Broadcasters participating this season will include Sean McDonough, Josh Lewin and Mario Impemba, who will rotate in the radio booth alongside veteran broadcaster and Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione, who has signed a multi-year extension with the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network and will begin his 37th season.
“As the flagship radio home of the world champion Boston Red Sox, WEEI is proud to extend our relationship with Joe Castiglione and to welcome this elite group of broadcasters to join him in the booth,” said Mark Hannon, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston. “We are committed to providing listeners with premier and innovative coverage of the Sox and are looking forward to a great season.”
“We’re pleased to welcome Sean, Josh, and Mario to the Red Sox broadcast family and sharing another great season of Red Sox baseball with our fans on WEEI,” said Sam Kennedy, President and CEO, Boston Red Sox.
The move marks a return home for McDonough, who served as the television play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox on New England Sports Network (NESN) from 1988-2004. During this time, he was honored four times with the New England Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Play-by-Play. The Hingham, MA native is currently a leading play-by-play voice on ESPN college sports broadcasts and previously served as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football from 2016 to 2017.
Lewin has served as an on-air broadcaster since 1995, calling Major League Baseball, National Football League and National Hockey League games, including most recently for the New York Mets on WOR in New York. He is also currently the radio play-by-play voice for University of California, Los Angeles football and basketball.
Impemba has 32 years of professional baseball broadcasting experience, including the last 17 years as television play-by-play voice of the Detroit Tigers. He has also served as radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Angels from 1995 to 2001. Impemba has earned multiple accolades throughout his career, including Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association’s (now Detroit Sports Media) 2014 Ty Tyson Award for excellence in sports broadcasting.
In adition to McDonough, Lewin and Impemba, Chris Berman, broadcaster for ESPN; Lou Merloni, on-air personality for WEEI; Dale Arnold, on-air personality for WEEI; Tom Caron, studio host for NESN; and Dave O’Brien, television voice of the Red Sox for NESN, will also call select games as part of the broadcast play-by-play committee. O’Brien will call a select number of nationally televised Red Sox games.