The New England Patriots' flagship radio station is WBZ-FM 98.5 FM, owned by CBS Radio. The larger radio network is called the "New England Patriots Radio Network", whose 35 affiliate stations span 7 states. Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti are the longtime announcing team. In 2011 the network debuted a sideline reporter, with former quarterback Scott Zolak handling sideline duty. On July 20, 2012, Gino Cappelletti announced his retirement, ending a 32-year career as the popular color analyst on the team’s radio broadcasts.

By yearEdit

Years Flagship station Play-by-Play Color Commentator Sideline reporter
1960–64 590 WEEI Bob Gallagher Fred Cusick
1965 590 WEEI Bob Gallagher Ned Martin
1966–70 1030 WBZ Bob Starr Gil Santos
1971 1030 WBZ Gil Santos John Carlson
1972–78 1030 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
1979 1030 WBZ Gil Santos Jon Morris
1980–86 590 WEEI John Carlson Jon Morris
1987 590 WEEI Curt Gowdy Jon Morris
1988–90 850 WHDH Dale Arnold Gino Cappelletti
1991–1995 1030 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
1995–2000 104.1 WBCN Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
2001 (first eight games)* 104.1 WBCN Gil Santos Pete Brock
2001-2008 104.1 WBCN Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
2009–2010 98.5 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti
2011 98.5 WBZ Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti Scott Zolak
2012 * 98.5 WBZ Gil Santos Scott Zolak
  • Brock replaced Cappelletti for the first eight games of 2001 because of illness to Cappelletti.
  • Cappelletti returned to the broadcast booth for the opening quarter of New England's Week 17 game vs. Miami.


Any preseason games not on national television are shown on CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, along with other stations in the other New England television markets. These games were broadcast on ABC affiliate WCVB-TV from 1995 until the change to WBZ in 2009. Don Criqui has been the play-by-play announcer the last several years, with Randy Cross as a color commentator and Mike Lynch as a sideline reporter. Lynch was replaced by WBZ reporter Steve Burton in 2009.

By yearEdit

Year Flagship Station Play-by-Play Color Commentator Field Reporter(s)
1970 WSMW-TV Cy Follmer
1971 Bob Fouracre Larry Garron
1972 WBZ-TV Dick Stockton and Ken Coleman
1973 WCVB-TV Don Gillis Rommie Loudd
1975 WBZ-TV Len Berman Willie Davis
1977 Jim Nance
1978 Roger Twibell Jimmy Myers
1979 Randy Vataha
1980 Roger Twibell and Gil Santos
1981 Gil Santos Bob Lobel
1983 WNEV-TV Jim Kelly Tim Mazzetti and Will McDonough
1984 WBZ-TV Bob Lobel Gino Cappelletti
1986 Dave Rowe
1987 Sam Rutigliano
1989 Jon Morris
1991 Bob Neumeier and Bob Lobel Steve Grogan and Tim Fox
1992 WLVI Mike Crispino
1993 Michael Barkann
1994 WBZ-TV Bob Neumeier and Bob Lobel
1995 WCVB-TV Don Criqui Jerry Glanville
1998 Mike Lynch
2003 Randy Cross
2009 WBZ-TV Steve Burton
2010 Steve Burton and Scott Zolak
2012 Steve Burton


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