WBRU to broadcast two Sox games this week

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With the Sox, Bruins, and Celtics competing for time on NESN, New England sports fans have had to turn to some different stations to get their fix. Now, thanks to the Celtics' place in the NBA playoffs, WBRU (95.5 FM) will handle the local radio broadcast for Wednesday's Sox game against the Angels and Saturday's game between Boston and the Tampa Rays.

WBRU got a call from Providence-based WEEI-FM to see if it could handle the local radio broadcasts, says Mark Stachowski, WBRU's general sales manager. The two game broadcasts will be the first Sox broadcasts in the history of WBRU, a nonprofit alt-rock station affiliated with Brown University.

Stachowski described the broadcasts as a chance to ensure that Sox fans in Rhode Island and Bristol County will still be able to hear the games via radio. "We're as committed as we've ever been to the alternative rock format," he says. "We're just looking at it as an opportunity to help."

Radio giant Entercom, which owns WEEI, faces no such conflict in the Boston area because of the other stations it owns, Stachowski says.

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