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Yeah, technology means we don't need AM radio as much anymore, but there's still something cool about driving around at night in the summer and getting a scratchy broadcast of a game that's being played a few hours away when you aren't expecting it.
What will the reaction be when they find Mr. Met hanging in the locker room?
It was great driving around Iowa or Illinois some summer night and hearing Harry and Whitey out of Philadelphia, or Ernie Harwell from Detroit.
The Mets owned the NY/NJ market in the 1980s, which is unfathomable to people under age 40.
Is he the one with the sonorous Sominex voice, or am I thinking of someone else?
I had a job as an overnight security guard at a wind farm in the remote mountains near the Quebec border, and nothing was better than listening to a Yankee game to pass the time, especially a west coast game. I think this is why I like Sterling more than most: hearing his voice came to be like family as I sat in that Securitas SUV, surrounded by darkness, wilderness, coyotes, etc.
Just heard the official announcement from Mike Francesa. They will be on both AM, FM, and CBS Radio also has the Spanish language rights.
“What was important for the Mets was WFAN’s signal, 660, the best AM signal in North America, which is a big bonus for the Mets and their network,” said Joel Hollander, a former chief executive of CBS Radio, the owner of WFAN and WCBS-AM, the radio home of the Yankees since 2002. “That was something the Mets liked very much.”
WFAN is also on the FM dial at 101.9.
So I was on the road on Opening Day, and me and my wife did our "John and Suzyn" all the way until 880 came in. She just said, "That's baseball, John" in the most annoying voice possible. And I said "Another bipple for the pipple!" for some reason.
Does Francesa break news a lot? That's the first time I've ever heard of him doing that.
I thought he just babbles randomly and yells at callers.
Yankee games drew a 1.4 rating in 2011 that fell to a 1.0 last season, according to Scarborough, a media research firm.
The Mets’ rating of 0.9 in 2011 decreased to a 0.8 in 2012.
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