The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will return as the radio voices for Mets games broadcast on 710 WOR, the new radio home of the Mets.
SiriusXM baseball host Casey Stern is the leading — and probably likely — candidate to replace Ed Coleman for the pregame and post game show, multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com.
Rose will start his 19th season calling play-by-play for Mets games. He first began covering the team on the radio in 1987, hosting the Mets pre- and post-game shows. The Queens native published his first book last year, “Put It in the Book!: A Half-Century of Mets Mania,” named after his famous catchphrase that punctuates Mets victories.
Lewin enters his third season as a Mets radio broadcaster. From 2002-2010, he was the television play-by-play broadcaster for the Texas Rangers and was a part of Fox’s Saturday National baseball coverage including serving as the “dugout reporter” for the American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series. Lewin has also served as the radio play-by-play voice for the San Diego Chargers since 2005.
The 50,000-watt AM powerhouse 710 WOR, the flagship radio station of the Mets, will broadcast 15 Spring Training games, starting Friday, February 28, at 1:10 p.m. against the Washington Nationals. Regular season coverage begins Opening Day, Monday March 31, when the Mets host the Nationals at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
After considering a shakeup, the Mets’ in-game radio team will remain intact with the switch to WOR, reports Adam Rubin..
An industry source told ESPN New York that Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has decided to keep Howie Rose and Josh Lewin as the broadcast team.
Rubin says an official announcement is expected later this week.
This will make a lot of Met fans happy.
Howie Rose is the best and a Mets icon in the mold of Bob and Ralph. Lewin compliments him very well and together make for a great radio team.
I posted the broadcast schedule for Spring Training earlier today, WOR will be broadcasting 15 games.