After the New York Mets found a new radio home with WOR last week, rumors began to circulate about whether the team's on air personalities would follow. Long time play by play man Howie Rose announced he would move with the Mets to wherever their new radio home would be during the Mets' last contest on WFAN, while his partner Josh Lewin has remained mum on his future. One name who may not make the transition from WFAN to WOR is long time pre game host Ed Coleman, Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News reports.
Coleman, 63, has hosted the Mets pre and post game shows for WFAN since the mid 1990's. Coleman has also been a fill in play by play voice for the last several seasons when Rose or Lewin has received a day off, and he is widely popular with listeners. What makes Coleman's situation different than Rose and Lewin's, however, is that Coleman originated as a WFAN employee.
Coleman has been at WFAN since the early 1990's and also is a fill in host at the station on occasion. Coleman also hosts a show with the FAN on Sundays during football season in addition to his role as the Mets' beat reporter. Raissman noted in his column that many Mets fans are unsettled by the sudden switch in radio stations, and that adding a new voice to the mix could alienate loyal radio listeners. Continuity should be a key for the Mets on the radio, but it remains to be seen if Coleman will leave WFAN for WOR or work out an agreement where he continues to work for both stations.
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