The New York Yankees today announced that they have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement with CBS RADIO for Yankees games to be simulcast on WFAN-AM 660 and WFAN-FM 101.9 beginning in 2014.
Both radio stations will carry all Yankees regular season and postseason games, Yankees pregame and postgame shows, as well as broadcasts of select Yankees spring training games.
CBS RADIO has also acquired Spanish-language Yankees broadcasts rights on a multi-year basis.
“We are extremely excited to have reached an agreement with CBS RADIO,” said Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “The paramount consideration was how our fans would best be able to hear our games. Having the Yankees on WFAN-AM/FM provides listeners in the New York metropolitan area and beyond with superior broadcast quality and vast territorial signal strength.”
“We are privileged to welcome the New York Yankees to WFAN,” said Dan Mason, CBS RADIO President and CEO. “There is no bigger name in baseball than the Yankees, nor an organization so steeped in tradition. As the nation’s premier sports radio station we look forward to capturing all the excitement surrounding the team, and bringing it to millions of fans for many years to come.”
WFAN is the original and longest running sports station in the nation, celebrating their 26th 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 Giants, New Jersey Devils and Brooklyn Nets. Listen to WFAN on-air at 66AM or 101.9FM, online at www.wfan.com and via the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices.