The Boston Celtics and 98.5 The Sports Hub officially announced a mulit-year partnership on Thursday, allowing the radio station to become the official broadcaster of the Boston Celtics for the upcoming season.
The leading Boston sports radio station will also have rights to select pre-season games and all Celtics postseason games. They will produce both pre and post game shows for every broadcast.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell, who previously called the games for WEEI, will remain the Celtics radio broadcasters. WEEI announced that it would no longer broadcast Celtics games in August.
98.5 The Sports Hub is owned and operated by CBS RADIO. The station was launched in August 2009.
“We are excited to launch a new era of Celtics basketball with CBS radio Boston, extending our audience reach with Celtics fans throughout New England and providing an enhanced promotional platform for the Celtics, our team sponsors, and advertisers,” Celtics team president Rich Gotham said.
All Celtics programming will be available on-air, and online at www.cbsbostonsports.com. In addition, broadcasts will be available on www.celtics.com.
“98.5 The Sports Hub is thrilled to add Boston Celtics radio broadcasts to our line-up,” said Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President & Market Manager for CBS RADIO Boston. “The Celtics are a winning, world class organization and the perfect fit for 98.5 The Sports Hub. I look forward to growing the success of both organizations through this partnership.”The Boston Celtics and 98.5 The Sports Hub officially announced a mulit-year partnership on Thursday, allowing the radio station to become the official broadcaster of the Boston Celtics for the upcoming season."