According to Neil Best of Newsday, citing several sources familiar with the negotiations, the Mets are close to a radio deal with Clear Channel Media. If the deal is completed, the Mets’ new radio home will be WOR 710-AM.
On September 10th, it was reported that WFAN 660-AM/101.9-FM (who aired Mets games since 1987) had agreed to a radio deal with the Yankees. That left the Mets in need of a new radio partner, and it appears that WOR will be their landing spot.
According to Best, it’s expected that Howie Rose will make the move with the Mets to WOR. Best says it’s unclear whether Josh Lewin will be making the move as well.
It’ll be odd tuning to a station other than WFAN to listen to Mets games, but this really isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things.
Best notes in his article that WOR has a signal that’s similar to WFAN, but I highly doubt it’s as far reaching as WFAN. The strength of the signal is really the only negative.
However, with most fans watching on TV, streaming the games online, or using MLB.TV or Gameday Audio, this move probably won’t negatively impact too many fans.