New York Mets Radio Network
The New York Mets Radio Network, referred to on air as the WOR Mets Radio Network Driven by Your TriHonda Dealers, is a radio network owned by iHeartMedia that broadcasts New York Mets baseball games. It consists of 14 stations (12A.M., 2 F.M. and 1 F.M. translator) in the states of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and New York. A Spanish-language broadcast airs separately from the English-language network.
The English-language flagship is WOR, which acquired the radio rights to the Mets during the 2013 offseason. The Mets had previously aired their games on WFAN since the station was founded in 1987, and factoring in the station's predecessors the relationship dated back to 1983. The relationship with WFAN ended following the 2013 season when the station acquired the radio rights to the New York Yankees from corporate sibling WCBS. The Mets' move to WOR makes the team the first professional team since the now-Brooklyn Nets to air its games on the station; the Nets, along with their then-arenamates the New Jersey Devils, were picked up by WFAN following the station's loss of broadcast rights for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers in 2004. WEPN is the Spanish flagship.
Howie Rose and Josh Lewin alternate play-by-play and color commentary on the broadcasts, with Wayne Randazzo serving as pre-game and post-game host. Ed Coleman previously hosted the pre-game and post-game shows, which were called Mets Extra by WFAN, and served as a substitute broadcaster when necessary (usually for Lewin, who in addition to his Mets duties is the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers and is forced to miss weekend games in September in order to fulfill those duties). However, in January 2014 it was announced that Coleman would not be part of the WOR broadcasts as he has been employed by WFAN since its inception. (Although WFAN personalities Chris Carlin (who is no longer employed by WFAN) and Marc Malusis have been heard on WOR through its broadcasts of Rutgers University sporting events, WOR does not produce Rutgers' games and is instead an affiliate of its radio network.)
Flagships (2 stations)
Affiliates (13 stations)
Connecticut (2 stations + 1 F.M. translator)
New York (9 stations)
New Jersey (1 station)
Florida (1 station)
Former flagships (12 stations)
- 570/WMCA: New York City (1978-1982)
- 620/WSKQ: Jersey City, New Jersey (1990-1996)
- 660/WFAN: New York City (1988-2013)
- 770/WABC: New York City (1962 & 1963)
- 970/WJRZ: Hackensack (1967-1971)
- 1050/WMGM: New York City (1964-1966)
- 1050/WHN: New York City (1972-1974, 1983-1987)
- 1050/WFAN: New York City (1987-1988)
- 1130/WNEW: New York City (1975-1977)
- 1280/WADO: New York City (1997-2009)
- 1380/WBNX: New York City (1982)
- 1380/WKDM: New York City (1983-1986)
- 1480/WHOM: New York City (1962-1974)
- 1480/WJIT: New York City (1987-1989)
- 92.7/WQBU-FM: Garden City, New York (2010-2012)
- 101.9/WFAN-FM: New York City (2013)
- VENE International Network (1975-1981)
Former affiliates (2 stations + 1 translator)
- [http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-wfan-verge-broadcast-deal-article-1.1450938 "Yankees close in on deal WFAN, New York City FC games included in $150-200 million contract". The New York Daily News: September 10-11, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- Mets page on the WAVZ website. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
- Mets page on WLAD website. Retrieved July 8, 2017
- WMML becomes a Mets affiliate
- WKIP carrying Mets Story Date February 20, 2016.
- List of flagship stations on Mets360.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
- Newsday; March 4, 2014; "Mets Radio Gets East End Outlet" by Neil Best. Retrieved March 5, 2014.