Tuesday, reports leaked out that WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, would be carrying New York Yankees games in 2014, leaving the New York Mets to find a new flagship station for next season.
While this came as a bit of a surprise to many, there is no need for anyone to be worried about the move to a new home.
The Mets will still keep the stellar announcing duo of Howie Rose and Josh Lewin, since they are employees of the team – unlike Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez, who are employees of SNY who are team-approved.
The only difference will be that Mets fans will have to get used to tuning to a channel that isn’t 660 AM or 101.9 FM to hear the games.
Some may point to the fact that 660 AM has one of the strongest signals of any station in the US – I’ve personally picked up the station in Alabama – but the direction that CBS Radio was planning on taking the AM side of WFAN, that may not matter.
The plan has been to slowly convert 101.9 FM to WFAN full-time ...