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WCBS 880 to become new radio home of the Mets

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The New York Mets and Entercom have announced a multiyear deal that starts in 2019.

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Starting next season, the Mets will be broadcast on a new radio station. WCBS 880 announced that its parent company Entercom entered into a multiyear agreement with the New York Mets that will make WCBS Newsradio 880 the new official radio station of the Mets.

“We are excited to join the Entercom family, and look forward to leveraging the power of their portfolio of stations in the nation’s largest market,” said Lou DePaoli, Executive Vice President of the Mets. “This new partnership allows us to continue delivering outstanding radio broadcasts to our passionate fan base, while also reaching a wide audience via cross promotions on all of Entercom’s New York stations.”

WFAN had been the radio home for the Mets for 25 years with the legendary Bob Murphy and Gary Cohen in the booth during the 1990s and early 2000s until current play-by-play broadcaster Howie Rose joined the booth in 2004. The Mets moved away from their longtime radio home in 2014, two years after Josh Lewin joined Rose in the booth and WFAN became the New York Yankees’ flagship station. The Mets have been broadcast on 710 WOR for the past five seasons.

WCBS 880 was the home of the Yankees from 2002-2013 before their move to WFAN. The station’s new deal with the Mets runs through the 2025 baseball season. The broadcast rights include all regular season, spring training, and postseason games, as well as Spanish-language broadcast rights. 880 will also provide pregame and postgame coverage for all Mets games.