New York Yankees’ YES Network Pursuing Radio Play?

YES Network WFAN Amazon New York Yankees RadioThe New York Post reports that the YES Network is seeking to move into audio upon completion of its $3.5 billion sale from Disney back to a New York Yankees led group that includes Amazon and Sinclair.

The Post states that YES has already held discussions with SiriusXM that could lead to the creation of a Yankees based channel on the service as they explore addition distribution and revenue generation channel. Programs such as the CenterStage interview show hosted by Yankees TV play-by-play/”ESPN 98.7” WEPN-FM afternoon host Michael Kay could be used to build the new audio brand as well as using talent such as Yankees game analyst Jeff Nelson, who previously served as a host on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio.

What will not be part of this right away at least will be the actual game broadcasts. The Yankees signed a ten year deal with Entercom’s 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York prior to the 2014 season to serve as the outlet for their game broadcasts. That deal runs through the end of the 2023 season.

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