After receiving the boot from WFAN next season, the New York Mets were in need of a new radio home. The Mets had been affiliated with the FAN for 26 years, a very long partnership by radio standards. The team's poor play over the last several years led to declining ratings, in essence giving WFAN a free pass to look for a ratings boost by switching to the New York Yankees. The Mets needed to find a new home, and it appears their new radio home will be on WOR.
The Mets and WOR radio are close to an agreement to carry the team's games for multiple years, Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News reports via Twitter. WOR radio is available on 710 AM, and is a 50,000 watt radio station just like WFAN. The two stations don't cover exactly the same areas, but the deal allows the Mets to maintain a presence on the AM Dial.
Howie Rose, the team's radio play by play voice since 2004, is expected to move along with the Mets to WOR after announcing he would leave WFAN at the end of the season. The status of his play by play partner, Josh Lewin, is less certain and it is possible Rose could be working with a new partner for the third time in eight years. The Mets pre and post game radio coverage also has not been determined yet, but it will likely be without Ed Coleman, who has remained in place at WFAN.
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