The New York Mets are moving to a new radio station in 2019, and some familiar faces are making the move with them. Earlier today, Entercom officially announced that Howie Rose, the team’s long-time radio voice, will return to call games on WCBS 880. Rose will be joined in the booth by Wayne Randazzo. Rose’s partner in the booth for the past six season, Josh Lewin, announced his departure back in November.
Rose—a member of the Mets’ radio team since 2004 and the lead play-by-play voice since 2006—will reprise his role, while Randazzo will replace Josh Lewin. Lewin—who had been a member of the booth since 2012—announced last November that he would be departing for a new opportunity, and the New York Post later reported that he would be joining the San Diego Padres’ radio team to do pre- and post-games.
In addition to Rose and Randazzo, veteran Mets beat reporter Ed Coleman will host pregame coverage, which includes the “Managers Show with Mickey Callaway” prior to every game. Randazzo will continue to host the postgame show immediately following the conclusion of the game. WCBS 880 morning sports anchor Brad Heller will round out the team and will fill-in on pregame coverage and will act as a utility member of the team.
The move marks the team’s return to the Entercom family after spending 26 seasons with WFAN. The Mets spent the past five seasons with WOR 710.