The deal that the Yankees signed is for 10 years and worth roughly around $15-20 million per season, which will force the New York Mets to find a new radio carrier to broadcast their games for the next season, as they had been broadcasted on WFAN since the radio station's debut in 1987.
The Yankees had been on CBS radio since the 2002 season, but the deal with the station is expiring at the end of the 2013 season, and the Yankees looked around for other options to air the radio broadcast. Along with the games being broadcasted on 660 AM, WFAN also has the broadcast rights to 101.9 FM as well, which is where the games will also be aired next year as well.
"We are privileged to welcome the New York Yankees to WFAN," said Dan Mason, CBS Radio's president and chief executive officer. "There is no bigger name in baseball than the Yankees, nor an organization so steeped in tradition. As the nation's premier sports radio station, we look forward to capturing all the excitement surrounding the team, and bringing it to millions of fans for many years to come."
John Sterling has done the play-by-play for the Yankees games on the radio since 1989, when they were on ABC Radio. His partner, Suzyn Waldman, has been doing color commentary with Sterling since 2005. For the time being, there has been no indication that WFAN will look to replace Sterling and Waldman as the radio voices of the Yankees when they switch air waves in 2014.
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