The New York Mets and
Sports Radio 66 WFAN, the most listened to sports station in America, today announced an
extension of their broadcast partnership for live play-by-play coverage of Mets
pre-season, regular season, and post-season games. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Additionally, under the new
agreement, WFAN will produce exclusive Mets programming with players and
coaches, daily highlights packages, and pre-game and post-game reports both
on-air on WFAN-AM 660 and on the station’s online audio stream at www.wfan.com.
For the first time, all of the station’s Mets content, including game
broadcasts, will be available on FM radio at 92.3 HD3.
The extension is slated to
begin February 2009 with live coverage of the team’s training camp from
Tradition Field in Port St.
“For the past 22 seasons,
Mets fans in the New York tri-state area and well beyond have enjoyed the best
local radio broadcasts in baseball on the most powerful sports radio station in
the nation,” said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, New York Mets. “We look forward to working with WFAN
promotionally to enhance our connection with our fans, both old and new, and
help WFAN maximize its partnership with the Mets.”
“WFAN is proud to
continue our longstanding tradition of broadcasting New York Mets
baseball,” said Mark Chernoff, Operations Manager, WFAN. “This was a
banner year for the team as Mets excitement continued from Opening Day through
the final day of the season. We look
forward to carrying the Mets from their new home at Citi Field as well as on
the road in 2009 and beyond.”
Mets broadcasts have been a
staple of WFAN’s marquee programming since the station’s inception in 1987.
Launched on July 1, 1987,
The FAN was the nation’s first full-time sports formatted radio station and is
the most listened to station of its kind.
Currently the flagship station of four New York-area professional sports
franchises, including the N.Y. Mets, N.Y. Giants, N.J. Nets and N.J. Devils, WFAN
also provides sports headlines with the “WFAN 20/20 Sports Update” at the top
of the hour, 20 minutes past the hour, and 20 minutes before the hour.