SNY Expanding Met Pre-Game Show To One Hour

An article by posted on January 20, 2013

Bob Raissman of the Daily News, hears that SNY are making some big changes to the Mets pre-game show including expanding it by 30 minutes and featuring more Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Kevin Burkhardt.

Those viewers wanting more of Keith Hernandez , Ron Darling and Gary Cohen will have their wish fulfilled this season. Well-embedded moles say SportsNet New York will be adding a new “pre” pregame studio show prominently featuring the three crooners.

The pre-pregame, anchored by Chris Carlin and Bobby Ojeda, will begin at 6 p.m. Kevin Burkhardt will be in his normal roving reporter role. He also is expected to get additional face time on the show.

A new voice likely will be added to the program as well. At 6:30 p.m., “Mets Pre-Game Live” will begin at its usual time.

In order to make room for the new pregame element, “Wheelhouse” will be canceled. Wheelhouse host Brian Custer gets shifted to the primary anchor spot on SportsNite, SNY’s news/info show, where he will be teamed with Gary Apple.

Besides more Hernandez, Darling, Cohen and Burkhardt, the added half-hour pregame is designed to provide the opportunity for more demonstrational and social media segments. Sources said SNY will also feature beat writers from visiting teams on the show.

To make room for the expanded pre-game show, SNY will be canceling “The Wheelhouse” hosted by Brian Custer, leaving the network with only two “debate” shows, “Daily News Live” and “Loudmouths.”

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