Mets’ New Radio Home Is WOR 710 AM

wor710Looks like the New York Mets won’t be homeless after all…

Reports are now coming in that the Mets are close to a deal with Clear Channel Media to broadcast their games on WOR (710 AM), according to Neil Best of Newsday and Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News.

The good news here is that Howie Rose will still be broadcasting as the radio voice of the Mets, however whether Howie’s  2013 co-pilot, Josh Lewin, will join him is still uncertain.

As was the case with WFAN, WOR will likely simulcast Mets broadcasts on one of their many FM stations.

The last few years have not been good for the Mets in terms of Radio and TV ratings.

The Mets and WFAN split after this season severing a 27-year partnership, while SNY experienced a drop of 31.6 percent in viewership from the previous season.

2 thoughts on “Mets’ New Radio Home Is WOR 710 AM

  1. I wonder why?

    Could it be fans do not show up because at the beginning of the season they were looking at 100 losses?

    Could it be they don’t have a good product on the field? Other than David and Harvey and now Wheeler and Gee why should the fans come out and spend the money?

    Or why should they tune in to watch a team that is fighting for the cellar?

    A fan that understands the game might come out or tune in to watch Legares or some other young player to see how he develops, but those die hard fans will always be with you regardless of how much you suck.

    This team has been bad for a very long time. We had that one year in 2006. The other years after that were fools gold. The team looked like something for half a year and then imploded. After that first September when they had the huge lead only to lose it because they sucked I knew what type of team we have and was bitterly disappointed that I was right.

    Now we have a new baseball administration that has shed many bad players and salary. They seem to be teaching in the minors again and not hyping any player who can find a clue ( Millege, Martinez, etc ) but who ultimately is not a MLB player. We have pitching strength that we have not had in years. Now they need to build position players.

    If they spend some money to get some major league bats and gloves here people may pay attention again. If they do what they have for the past 2 years, which is nothing, they will continue to be a joke.

    • Dave: It takes time and Alderson’s early objective was to shed salary, which he did. He now has some resources so let’s see how he does. There have been some negatives which you accurately pointed out. There have been some positives, too. I can see them improving, but how much without Harvey. With Harvey, they matched their record from the previous system. They have some work to do to match this year’s record. This will be another wait-and-see year. At least it isn’t like 2007 and 2008 when they were supposed to be contenders but collapsed at the end.-JD