The New England Patriots and ESPN Boston today announced that the station will team up to bring “Patriot Friday” to the airwaves each week starting on September 8th – the Friday prior to the season opener against the Buffalo Bills.

The show will air in the afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00 and will be hosted by Michael Felger. Patriots players Troy Brown, Rosevelt Colvin and Matt Light will be regulars on the program, as will opposing team executives and writers.

“Although we’ve only been on the air for a short period of time, we are pleased to partner with one of the NFL’s elite teams,” said 890 ESPN Boston President and General Manager Jessamy Tang. “Patriots Friday allows us to kick off each football weekend with some great guests who will provide our Boston listeners with unique insight and perspective into the upcoming Patriots game.”

“Boston is known for its passionate Patriots fans and this is just one more example of how 890 ESPN Boston is providing exclusive content for those fans,” added Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, ESPN, Inc.

This is a nice step for ESPN Boston (890 and 1400 AM). Now if they could just get a signal…especially with the days getting shorter. Once it gets dark at 5:00, the audience will be very limited and will have to rely on internet streaming, which currently isn’t available in my car.