After weeks of speculation, the Mets officially announced that they have agreed to a radio partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. The team announced this morning that Mets games will broadcast on 710 WOR-AM.
The five-year partnership comes after a 26-year partnership between the Mets and WFAN.
“The Mets will be marketed across all six top-rated Clear Channel New York radio stations and will work with each station on custom promotional opportunities on air and during Mets home games at Citi Field,” the team said in a press release. The two organizations also hope to work together on in-game projects at Citi Field to promote concerts, festivals, and large-scale entertainment events at Citi Field.
"This breakthrough partnership provides us with the ability to serve our loyal fans and attract a new generation of fans through Clear Channel's massive reach and ability to target key demographics across the New York market," said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, in the press release. "Our agreement delivers more promotion of the club to a broader audience than this franchise ever has had before with additional opportunities to advance our efforts to make Citi Field one of the leading sports and entertainment destinations in the country."
Earlier reports indicated that Howie Rose is expected to return as the Mets’ play-by-play announcer, but Josh Lewin’s status remains unknown.