The news has been known for weeks, but the Mets officially announced this morning that they have reached an agreement with WOR on a five year radio partnership.
In addition to airing all Mets related content, Clear Channel Media And Entertainment (which owns WOR) and the Mets will be embarking on numerous marketing efforts. From the press release:
Beyond broadcasting the games on WOR, the multifaceted strategic alliance includes Mets-related programming and promotion through all of Clear Channel’s multi-platform media assets, including radio, digital, outdoor and music/entertainment events.
The agreement includes the promotion of the Mets on Clear Channel’s FM stations (such as Q104.3, Z100, and KTU), and calls for the Mets and Clear Channel to work together on developing and planning concerts, festivals, and other entertainment events at Citi Field.
It’s been reported that Mets radio voice Howie Rose will be making the move with the Mets from WFAN to WOR. Uncertain as this point, is whether Josh Lewin and Ed Coleman will be joining him.
It’ll be strange to not hear the Mets on WFAN, but it seems they’ve inked a tremendous partnership with WOR and Clear Channel.
As is noted above, this isn’t just a radio deal. Through this agreement, the Mets will receive exposure all over the New York radio airwaves. With WFAN out of the picture, the Mets have done well to secure this type of deal with WOR.
All they need now is a new jingle…