The Mets will have a new home in 2014 and it’s with a very old name.
The Amazin’s and Clear Channel reached an agreement to put the Mets on WOR 710, one of the five 50,000 watt stations on New York’s AM dial (the others being WABC, WCBS, WINS and of course the vacated WFAN).
“This breakthrough partnership provides us with the ability to serve our loyal fans and attract a new generation of fans through Clear Channel’s massive reach and ability to target key demographics across the New York market,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon in a statement. “Our agreement delivers more promotion of the club to a broader audience than this franchise ever has had before with additional opportunities to advance our efforts to make Citi Field one of the leading sports and entertainment destinations in the country.”
So before everyone gets worked up about not having the Mets in their favorite place and looks forward to Super Bowl XLIX, this seems like a pretty decent deal for the Mets. They will be promoted on all Clear Channel New York Stations, including, Z100 (100.3 WHTZ-FM), KTU (103.5 WKTU-FM), LITE FM (106.7 WLTW-FM), Q104.3 (104.3 WAXQ-FM), Power 105.1 (105.1 WWPR-FM) and WOR 710 AM and on the digital properties like iHeartRadio.
Plus Clear Channel will be helping to run the in game entertainment for the Mets, something that may need a little boost.
“WOR is a powerful, high potential complement to our existing New York brands, and it’s an incredible opportunity for us to be able to bring the Mets programming to WOR’s lineup and the rest of our New York cluster,” said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO, Clear Channel and Entertainment in a statement. “We look at this investment not only as an opportunity to establish WOR as a destination to a broader audience, but to also to drive further awareness and growth of the Mets through our unique multiplatform capabilities and programming — radio, digital, outdoor and live events.”
So this could be a very good relationship, and maybe even help the Met fans forget about WFAN.