Looks 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.
I was driving to a doctor’s appointment this morning when I saw the flags at half staff. Like everybody else, I remember where I was that morning seven years ago. I was moving to New York from Washington and I had just past the exit to Philly on the Jersey Turnpike when I heard the news on the radio.
The movers were part time NY firemen. They left the truck at a rest stop and took off for NY before the bridges were closed. What was normally a five hour trip took close to ten.
No TV. I heard the news on the radio all that time. Just like how people heard the reports about World War II. An awful day. I lost no one, but I am sure you’ll understand this when I say I felt like I did, because I knew people who did.