WBZ And Sports
Since radio’s earliest days, WBZ has been at the forefront in providing coverage of local sports. In 1924 the NHL expanded to include the Boston Bruins as the first non-Canadian team. WBZ arranged to cover the games, with sportswriter Frank Ryan on the play-by-play. In April 1925, WBZ was the first local station to broadcast a Boston Braves baseball game, from Braves Field. Fans were excited to hear interviews with some of the players. In mid-April 1931, WBZ was there for the very first broadcast of the Boston Marathon. In more recent times, WBZ was one of the first to present a live call-in sports show, when Guy Mainella debuted “Calling All Sports” in July 1969.