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New York Mets Radio Network

The New York Mets Radio Network (previously, the WFAN Mets Radio Network) consists of 7 stations (6 A.M., 1 F.M. and 2 F.M. translators) in New York state. A Spanish-language broadcast airs separately from the English-language network.

The English language flagship is WOR, which acquired the radio rights to the Mets during the 2013 offseason.[1][2] The Mets had previously aired their games on WFAN since the station was founded in 1987, and factoring in the station's predecessors the relationship dated back to 1983. The relationship with WFAN ended following the 2013 season when the station acquired the radio rights to the New York Yankees from corporate sibling WCBS. The Mets' move to WOR makes the team the first professional team since the now-Brooklyn Nets to air its games on the station; the Nets left WOR in 2004 to join the Mets on WFAN. WEPN is the Spanish flagship.

As of October 2013, Howie Rose is the sole announcer currently employed by the Mets. He shared the booth with Josh Lewin for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, and as per longstanding practices both Rose and Lewin alternated between play-by-play and analysis. Lewin's contract expired at the end of the 2013 season and has yet to be renewed. Ed Coleman has hosted the pregame and postgame shows, which were called Mets Extra by WFAN, and served as a substitute broadcaster when necessary (usually for Lewin, who in addition to his Mets duties is the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers and is forced to miss weekend games in September in order to fulfill those duties). However, it is not clear what his role will be going forward, if any further, on the broadcasts as Coleman has been employed by WFAN since its inception. (Although WFAN personalities Chris Carlin (who is no longer employed by WFAN) and Marc Malusis have been heard on WOR through its broadcasts of Rutgers University sporting events, WOR does not produce Rutgers' games and is instead an affiliate of its radio network.)

Flagships (2 stations)

Affiliates

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New York (5 stations, 2 translators)

Unsure status (2 stations)

Former flagships (5 stations)

Former affiliates (1 station)

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