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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Megdal: Sirius/XM, with late bid, throws Mets broadcast into flux

Stopped listening to Howeird long before he went to Siri…oh, fafa flunky.

A late, improved bid from Sirius/XM managed to keep announcer Casey Stern in the fold, foiling efforts by the Mets and WOR-AM to hire Stern as the team’s pre- and post-game host for Mets baseball broadcasts, multiple sources have confirmed to Capital.

The protracted negotiations, and the station’s failure to put together a backup plan, has thrown the broadcast into chaos with just 11 days remaining until the first WOR radio broadcast of the Mets on February 28.

Sirius/XM, meanwhile, gets to announce on Tuesday that they are keeping Stern, who hosts both their midday show on MLB Network Radio and a weekend show on NFL Radio. The satellite radio giant, known throughout the industry for waiting as long as possible to properly pay its talent, managed to bid just in time to ensure their five-year relationship with Stern would continue.

WOR and the Mets had seen Stern as the guy for quite some time. An initial attempt to get him prior to the Super Bowl failed, but it was believed that an improved bid in recent weeks could be enough to get Stern on board.

Repoz Posted: February 18, 2014 at 10:19 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. attaboy Posted: February 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM (#4658440)
Maybe more time worrying about during the game and less on pre and post game might help - and I don't mean who is the on-air voice during the game
   2. eddieot Posted: February 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM (#4658479)
Stern and Jim Bowden are a great pairing on drive-time MLB Radio. Glad he is staying in the fold.
   3. bobm Posted: February 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM (#4658501)
It cannot be confirmed that the Mets had initially planned to hire away Howard Stern from Sirius/XM and that their salary offer came up just short.
   4. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: February 18, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4658517)
I'm available. The folks at WOR should call Miami Sports Management if they want to talk particulars.
   5. Bote Man Posted: February 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM (#4658527)
YAWNworthy. The pre-game show is a block of advertising interspersed with random fluff pieces about the team. No loss.
   6. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4658534)
Given the general nature of the Mets, I just assumed that they were trying to get Howard Stern as their announcer.

EDIT: coke to bobm
   7. Brian Posted: February 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM (#4659012)
A bidding war for Casey Stern? I am not a fan of his work on MLB radio. He is better than Bowden though.

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