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    Darryl
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    #183175

    Bruce
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    I take that with a grain of salt.  WOR’s ratings are so bad, that more people will listen to the Mets than the conservative talk offered.  If so, where would the Mets go?  970 AM is a possibility since their calls are WNYM.

    #183191

    Nathan Obral
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    I take that with a grain of salt. WOR’s ratings are so bad, that more people will listen to the Mets than the conservative talk offered. If so, where would the Mets go? 970 AM is a possibility since their calls are WNYM.

    WEPN wants to say hi.

    Problem for WOR is that those who listen to the Mets aren’t bothering to stick around, because there’s nothing worth listening to.

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    #183192

    Bruce
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    If 98.7 FM gets the Mets, there would have to be a suburban network of stations carrying them since the range of FM is limited.

    #183199

    Darryl
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    If 98.7 FM gets the Mets, there would have to be a suburban network of stations carrying them since the range of FM is limited.

    My guess would be WCBS AM.
    #183218

    Darryl
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    If 98.7 FM gets the Mets, there would have to be a suburban network of stations carrying them since the range of FM is limited.

    My guess would be WCBS AM.
    #183222

    Bruce
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    Back in the 1970s the Mets were simulcasted on 970 AM and 95.5 FM and later on 97.1 FM.  These stations had different owners.  Thus, I think it is possible that the Mets could be broadcast on 880 AM and 98.7 FM to get younger listeners who never listen to the AM band.  I tend to doubt that Entercom would want to give up significant time on one of their three music stations for sports.  Some years ago a handful of NY Giant games were heard on WCBS-FM when there was a conflict with the Yankees on WCBS-AM.

    #183234

    MTN Productions
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    Back in the 1970s the Mets were simulcasted on 970 AM and 95.5 FM and later on 97.1 FM. These stations had different owners. Thus, I think it is possible that the Mets could be broadcast on 880 AM and 98.7 FM to get younger listeners who never listen to the AM band. I tend to doubt that Entercom would want to give up significant time on one of their three music stations for sports. Some years ago a handful of NY Giant games were heard on WCBS-FM when there was a conflict with the Yankees on WCBS-AM.

    I agree with you Bruce. Let’s get it straight here. WOR-AM has been a Mets station for 5 years, but I hope this season will end when the station leaves, it would be a good decision to put it on WCBS-AM like they did with the Yankees a few years ago.

    Look at other stations outside of NYC where they still carrying the Mets. In the Hudson Valley, you got WBWZ’s “Z93” where they are now carrying Mets baseball on a rock station which is a competitor to WPDH. WBWZ “Z93” is owned by iHeart, same company that owns WOR-AM, and previously, WKIP has been the Mets station in Poughkeepsie since 2013. WKIP usually carried the Mets since the 1970’s until the early 1990’s when WKIP pulled the plug on the team before iHeart put the Mets back to the station.

    And then, there’s WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5” up in Albany where they are now carrying the Amazing Mets since late March and thankfully the play-by-play broadcast is now streaming via TuneIn and on the “Magic” website, but it’s not available on iHeart streams like “Z93″and WOR-AM, because, “Z93” is still streaming classic rock and WOR-AM is streaming talk instead of the Mets due to the games being blacked out, unless you get MLB’s “Gameday Audio” for $19 per season from the MLB website if you want to sign up and subscribe to “Gameday Audio”, you can.

    WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5” is an oldies station, and a competitor to both WGNY-FM “Fox Oldies” and WBPM, a cross between the two stations. Many of these songs were overlapped from both WGNY-FM and WBPM, but mostly the same. By the time the Mets came on, it’s on an oldies station.

    What’s going to happen if the Mets are moving to WCBS-AM, my guess would be WGNY-FM and WJGK will soon be carrying the Mets on both 98.9 and 103.1 which Ian “The Fox”, while WGNY-AM is carrying the Yankees on 1220 AM and on 105.3 as well. And I hope if the Mets are leaving WOR-AM, it will be the end of iHeart and the Mets on WBWZ’s “Z93”, but I hope this will last for a year until the Mets are looking for more affiliates in the future. But I hope WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5” will stay with the Mets right into the 2019 season.

    #183326

    Steve Green
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    Methinks that some of the interested or eligible stations might just sit back and ‘pass’ until the next trade deadline.

    I mean,  after that 25-4 shellacking (or was it 6 to 4  and ’25’ was a typo 🙂  the mood and allegiance of the Mets fans* might have diminished to the extent that an LPFM  with its broadcast element on a Citi Field light tower might get get as many radio listeners as a 5000-watt or 50000 watt station,  anyway.   So among the broadcast prospects,  WCBS 880’s new owners will be among those who can afford to be patient.

    * (I grew up a bike ride south of Shea.   Imagine the ambiguity of having lived long enough to’ve witnessed the building of PLUS the demolition of Shea Stadium.)

     

    #183519

    MTN Productions
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    There’s an article from the New York Post where the Mets are closing in on a deal with WCBS-AM for next season. WOR-AM has been the Mets for 5 years making it the lowest rated AM talk station in the area where the Mets are on. I hope WCBS-AM will step up to the plate for this perfect move. Be with us next season and see what happens.

    https://nypost.com/2018/08/24/mets-closing-in-on-deal-to-switch-radio-stations/

    #183528

    Warren Hodges Jr
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    I thought that live sports on an all news station like WCBS did not fit the format. Therefore they switched the Yankees to WFAN and let WOR have the Mets. WCBS does have a better nighttime signal than WOR. But in Hyde Park I can listen just fine on 93.3 WBWZ New Paltz, but that is if they stay there too. I think I Hart moved them from 1450/ 98.5 WKIP, because as weak as WKIP’s nighttime signal is , it is better than the FM translator, especially just North of Poughkeepsie.

    #183529

    Darryl
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    They actually tried to swap the Mets onto 880 when they moved the Yankees to 660 but 710 outbid them.

    #183532

    MTN Productions
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    I thought that live sports on an all news station like WCBS did not fit the format. Therefore they switched the Yankees to WFAN and let WOR have the Mets. WCBS does have a better nighttime signal than WOR. But in Hyde Park I can listen just fine on 93.3 WBWZ New Paltz, but that is if they stay there too. I think I Hart moved them from 1450/ 98.5 WKIP, because as weak as WKIP’s nighttime signal is , it is better than the FM translator, especially just North of Poughkeepsie.

    And what’s gonna happen after the season is over, maybe WGNY-FM’s “Fox Oldies” will be picking up the broadcast rights to Mets baseball and put it on 98.9 and on it’s sister station WJGK’s “The Fox” at 103.1 while the Yankees are on 1220 AM and 105.3 FM? It might be a rumor before the Mets and iHeart deal will be ending by the end of the season.

    BTW, WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5” another oldies station is still carrying Mets baseball on both terrestrial and online streams where it never blacked out the game, but they piped in with play-by-play coverage from MLB’s “Gameday Audio”. That means if you go to Gameday Audio on MLB’s website, you can pay about $19 per season. I wonder if “Magic” would’ve keep the oldies while the Mets are running on AM and FM, not on a stream. They should’ve run the music and keep Richie Norris, or Kevin Richards on there instead of running the Mets via stream.

    I listened to a little bit on WROW “Magic 590/100.5” and it sounds loud and clear than WBWZ’s “Z93” now carries the same game, but I don’t see any changes anytime soon if the season is going to be over.

    #183680

    Nathan Obral
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    I thought that live sports on an all news station like WCBS did not fit the format. Therefore they switched the Yankees to WFAN and let WOR have the Mets. WCBS does have a better nighttime signal than WOR.

    They actually tried to swap the Mets onto 880 when they moved the Yankees to 660 but 710 outbid them.

    I thought it was almost entirely because the combined contracts for the Yankees and Mets were financially punitive on CBS, so they opted not to compete with iHeart’s bid for the Mets…

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    raccoonradio
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