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Key moments in WEEI history

Longtime host Glenn Ordway (left) and program chief  Jason Wolfe both got fired this year.

Handout photo (left); Globe File photo

Longtime host Glenn Ordway (left) and program chief Jason Wolfe both got fired this year.

1991 — WEEI, then at 590 AM, becomes an all-sports station.

1998 — Entercom buys WEEI from CBS-owned American Radio Systems.

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2005 — The Celtics and Entercom agree
to broadcast games on WRKO and WEEI.

2006 — WEEI and the Red Sox sign
a $200 million, 10-year deal to broadcast games.

2007 — WEEI brings in $44.2 million in advertising revenue as the Sox win their second World Series in four years.

2009 — CBS launches 98.5 The Sports Hub. It will eventually outpace WEEI in the ratings.

2011 — WEEI begins simulcasting AM programming on 93.7 FM, a former pop rock station.

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October 2012 — WEEI begins broadcasting exclusively on 93.7 FM.

Aug. 16, 2013 — Entercom fires WEEI program director Jason Wolfe.

Aug. 20, 2013 — WEEI announces it will no longer carry Celtics games.

SOURCE: Globe archives

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