Alliance Extends Coverage of Brooklyn Nets on WFAN-AM/FM,
The Nation’s Most Listened to Sports Radio Station
The Brooklyn Nets and CBS RADIO have reached an agreement to extend their multi-year broadcast rights agreement. WFAN-AM/FM, the most listened to sports radio station in the nation, will continue as the team’s flagship radio station.
“Our relationship with CBS RADIO continues to give us a major voice in the nation’s largest market,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “This new agreement comes on the heels of our recent extension with YES Network, providing the team with premium exposure on two of the country’s most popular sports outlets.”
“CBS RADIO is proud to continue our association with the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center,” said Andre Fernandez, President, CBS RADIO. “We have defined our position in sports broadcasting by delivering the most extensive coverage of local programming and events, and we continue to make aggressive investments in exclusive content our audiences can’t find anywhere else.”
The deal extends beyond basketball to cover other parts of the business at Barclays Center, including select college basketball games under the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ presented by Ticketmaster franchise and joint-programmed concerts and live events.
Broadcast elements on WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM include:
Additionally, custom content and web pages dedicated to the Brooklyn Nets and local basketball action will be available at cbsnewyork.com.
Through the alliance with the venue, CBS RADIO has held three major events at the venue, including WFAN’s Big Hello to Brooklyn featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, CBS-FM presents Smokey Robinson, and AMP 92.3 Radio Presents AMPLIFY 2015. WFAN also broadcast the CBS Sports Classic from Barclays Center late last year.
About the Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets, presented by SecureWatch24, were officially launched in April 2012 and play their home games at Barclays Center located at the crossroads of Brooklyn, Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. A member of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, the Nets advanced to the NBA Playoffs in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Prior to its relocation to Brooklyn, the team was called the New Jersey Nets. Starting in 1977, the Nets played their first four seasons in New Jersey at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, before moving in 1981 to Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (later renamed Continental Airlines Arena and IZOD Center). They remained in East Rutherford for 29 seasons until relocating to the Prudential Center in Newark in 2010. The Nets have reached the postseason 19 times, won four Atlantic Division titles and two Eastern Conference Championships, reaching the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. Prior to joining the NBA, the team was a member of the ABA and was called the New York Nets. Playing their home games at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, the Nets won two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976. Opened on February 17, 2016, Hospital for Special Surgery Training Center in Brooklyn’s Industry City is the new training facility of the Nets.
About CBS RADIO/WFAN-AM/FM
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches nearly 70 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets.
WFAN-AM/FM is the original and longest running sports station in the nation, celebrating its 28th anniversary this past July. With more listeners than any other station of its kind, The FAN provides audiences across the tri-state area with live and local programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is home to award-winning personalities Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton, Joe Benigno, Evan Roberts and Steve Somers. The station is the flagship broadcast home for several area sports teams, including the New York Yankees, New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets, and New Jersey Devils. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.