Now that the Mets season is over, I will present to you without interruption, the final game for the 2018 season where the Mets wrapped up against the Marlins. This aircheck was recorded on Sunday 9/30/18, and it was the final broadcast to be heard on WOR 710, and also the final broadcast to be carried on WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5” in Albany, because “Magic” will not be carried the Mets next season, hooray! Howie Rose and company did the play-by-play for the final time. The Mets will be moving to WCBS-AM next year. As I said, I have not else to say about it. So enjoy the rest of the game. I will post some clips from the final game on YouTube later on.
In addition, if you haven’t listened to this aircheck that I posted last month during the final regular game of the season when it was carried on WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5” in Albany (where it no longer carries the Mets next year), Josh Levin has left the Mets broadcast booth to go to San Diego to do play-by-play for the Padres. As you can hear that this was Josh last day where he did play-by-play with the Mets.
Josh did well with the Subway Series in which I posted 3 airchecks of the entire game back in July and August, and the final regular season game with the Marlins. I have posted all four of these in the Hudson Valley/Albany board under “What’s Jamming Yankee Games” thread if you want to listen to it.
Now Entercom has announced the broadcasting talent for the Mets on WCBS AM
Entercom has announced the radio broadcast team for New York Mets broadcasts on WCBS 880 in New York, the new flagship station of the team. Veteran broadcaster Howie Rose will continue as the lead voice in the Mets radio booth where he will be joined by Wayne Randazzo. Randazzo was previously pregame and postgame host for the Mets.
“This is an exciting time for WCBS 880 as we launch our inaugural season of New York Mets broadcast coverage,” said Susan Larkin, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom New York. “Mets fans are some of the most passionate fans in baseball, and we trust, behind Howie, Wayne and the rest of the broadcast team, they will consistently turn to this historic station for coverage of their favorite team.”
“We’re thrilled once again to be part of the Entercom family that enables our fans to enjoy Mets baseball on such a historic station like WCBS 880 with a tremendous reach,” said Lou DePaoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, New York Mets.
The best news here is having Ed Coleman doing the pregame. He sounds great and knows Met history. With the range of WCBS will the Mets put much effort into adding radio outlets including a WROW replacement?