NEW YORK, NY – March 31, 2022 – Audacy has announced an extension to its broadcast partnership with the New York Mets that will make the Audacy app the exclusive free digital streaming home for all Mets games under the flagship WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM) partnership. with the team. English and Spanish broadcasts of Mets baseball will be available on the Audacy app for consumers in the Mets broadcast territory and on Mets.com beginning on Opening Day April 7.
“After one of the most successful offseasons in franchise history, we’re excited to prepare for the 2022 season by making our outstanding Mets coverage even more accessible to millions of local fans,” Chris Oliviero, vice -Senior President and Market Director, Audace New York. “In the car, on their phone or however they listen – in English or Spanish – Amazin’ devotees will now have the ability to seamlessly catch every pitch during what is sure to be an exciting season. ”
“We continue to benefit from a great partnership with Audacy and their ability to reach Mets fans,” said Sandy Alderson, president of the New York Met. “We are also delighted with the different platforms, in English and Spanish, which will give our fans the possibility to follow the team every game.”
Additionally, WCBS 880 has also entered into a content sharing agreement with ESPN 1050 (WEPN-AM) that will bring WCBS 880-produced Spanish-language broadcasts of all regular and post-season games to ESPN 1050 for the 2022 season. .
The station is also announcing broadcast crews for English-language shows on WCBS 880 and Spanish-language shows on ESPN 1050. Veteran broadcaster Howie Rose will continue as the lead voice in the Mets radio booth where he will be joined by Wayne Randazzo. Mets Hispanic voice Max Perez Jimenez will call the games on ESPN 1050 alongside Nestor Rosario.
WCBS 880 has been the Mets’ primary radio station since 2019. The partnership includes all regular season, spring training and playoff games as well as Spanish language rights.
Listeners can tune in to WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM) in New York City live, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via TwitterFacebook and Instagram.