The Mets have just re-upped with WFAN, signing a multiyear extension. Here’s the press release the team sent out:
Americaâ€™s Sports Talk Radio Leader to Broadcast Mets Under Long-term Agreement
FLUSHING, N.Y., October 20, 2008 â€“ 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 preseason, regular season, and postseason 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 stationâ€™s online audio stream at www.wfan.com. For the first time, all of the stationâ€™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 teamâ€™s training camp from Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
â€œFor 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,â€ said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, New York Mets. â€œWe 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.â€
â€œWFAN is proud to continue our longstanding tradition of broadcasting New York Mets baseball,â€ said Mark Chernoff, Operations Manager, WFAN. â€œThis 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.â€
Mets broadcasts have been a staple of WFANâ€™s marquee programming since the stationâ€™s inception in 1987.