Mets part company with WFAN

The Mets’ longstanding relationship with WFAN appears to be coming to an end.

Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that the team is “negotiating with numerous parties” regarding its radio-broadcast rights for next season and beyond. Wilpon refused to speculate on where the Mets’ might land, but he confirmed that it was “fairly accurate” that they would leave WFAN, their radio partner since the station’s inception in 1987.

Earlier Tuesday, Newsday reported that the Yankees are nearing an agreement that will take their radio broadcasts from WCBS-AM to WFAN beginning in 2014. Both WFAN and WCBS are part of CBS Radio.

This arrangement would force the Mets to find a new home.
Over the years the Mets have at times have had a rocky relationship with WFAN. Many of the radio hosts have taken shots at the Mets particularly Mets Ownership. Considering the sensitive nature of the Ownership, you wonder if possibly that played into the decision. WFAN wasted no time and getting a new partner in the Yankees …the question is how long will it take for the Mets to find a new radio home, for the first time in 27 years?

Published by bklynboy59

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4 thoughts on “Mets part company with WFAN

    1. Yes all so true which is why ESPN switched to the FM dial. This is bad for the Mets. The timing couldn’t be worse. FAN has the best signal in the tri state area and even if the Mets go to the Yankees old station 770 am it is going to be a lesser exposure. FAN broadcast on AM and now on FM on 101.9 which used to be CD101.9

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