Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Mets News: Mets getting bumped off WFAN for Yankees?
According to Multiple Reports, Mets games will no longer be heard on the WFAN, where they are expected to be replaced by their cross-town rivals the New York Yankees.
The Yankees and CBS Radio are close to a deal that would put the Yankees on WFAN starting in 2014.
The arrangement would bump the Mets off the radio station that has carried them since its inception on July 1, 1987.
The Mets options are ESPN New York (98.7 FM) and WOR-AM, which is owned by Clear Channel Media, a serious bidder for the Yankees rights earlier in the process.
Jeff Wilpon, the Mets' chief operating officer, said Tuesday that it is "fairly accurate" the Mets are leaving WFAN. He said the team is negotiating with multiple parties and expects a resolution for 2014 and beyond in about six weeks.