WBZ TV

CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV is honored again this year to be the exclusive, local broadcast partner of the Boston Marathon and the only local television station providing wire-to-wire coverage of the world-class race for eight consecutive years. WBZ-TV offers a full range of Boston Marathon news, features and athlete interviews, from the predawn hours in Hopkinton to a complete wrap-up on the WBZ-TV News at 11PM. An award-winning, highly-rated CBS owned and operated television station and Boston’s #1 rated station in prime time, WBZ-TV is the winner of the 2014 duPont-Columbia Award for “exceptional breaking news.” WBZ-TV combined with sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) reach the Boston market’s largest viewing audience on a day-to-day basis, and www.cbsboston.com has the largest reach of any local broadcast website. Dedicated to serving the community, WBZ-TV is proud of its legacy as the exclusive broadcast partner of the Boston market’s signature events including: the Boston Marathon, and The Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the Pan-Mass Challenge, the Head of the Charles Regatta, and the Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular. In addition, WBZ-TV is the official television station of Super Bowl champion The New England Patriots. For more on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38, go to www.cbsboston.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CBSBoston, and follow us on Twitter @CBSBoston.
B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.