List of New York Mets broadcasters

Current broadcasters

Keith Hernandez 2010
Keith Hernandez in Citi Field's broadcast booth

Broadcast history

Television

Television Broadcasters by Year

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3 Color Commentator(s) Field Reporter
1962 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1963 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1964 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1965 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1966 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1967 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1968 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1969 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1970 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1971 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1972 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1973 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1974 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1975 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1976 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1977 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1978 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
Bob Wolff
1979 WOR-TV Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert Ralph Kiner
Bob Murphy
Steve Albert
1980 WOR-TV Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert Ralph Kiner
Bob Murphy
Steve Albert

Bob Goldsholl

1981 WOR-TV Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert Ralph Kiner
Bob Murphy
Steve Albert
Art Shamsky
1982 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Lorn Brown Lorn Brown
Ralph Kiner
1983 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Bud Harrelson
1984 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1985 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1986 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1987 (W)WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1988 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1989 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1990 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1991 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Don Criqui
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1992 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Bob Carpenter
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1993 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1994 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Gary Thorne
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1995 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Gary Thorne
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1996 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Matt Loughlin
1997 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Matt Loughlin
1998 WWOR-TV
Fox Sports New York
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Matt Loughlin:
1999 Fox Sports New York
WPIX
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Tom Seaver
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Matt Loughlin

___________

Sean Kimerling

2000 Fox Sports Net New York
WPIX
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Tom Seaver
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Matt Loughlin

___________

Sean Kimerling

2001 Fox Sports Net New York
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WPIX
Howie Rose
——————————
Gary Thorne
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
——————————
Tom Seaver
Matt Loughlin

___________

Sean Kimerling

2002 Fox Sports Net New York
MSG Network
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WPIX
Howie Rose
——————————
Gary Thorne
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Keith Hernandez
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Tom Seaver
Matt Loughlin

___________

Sean Kimerling

2003 Fox Sports Net New York
MSG Network
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WPIX
Howie Rose
Ted Robinson
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Dave O'Brien
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
——————————
Tom Seaver
Matt Loughlin

___________

Sean Kimerling

2004 FSN New York
MSG Network
——————————
WPIX
Ted Robinson
Matt Loughlin
——————————
Dave O'Brien
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
——————————
Tom Seaver
Matt Loughlin
2005 FSN New York
MSG Network
——————————
WPIX
Ted Robinson
——————————
Dave O'Brien
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
——————————
Tom Seaver
Matt Loughlin
2006 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Steve Berthiaume (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Chris Cotter
2007 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt
2008 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt
2009 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt
2010 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt
2011 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt
2012 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt
2013 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner (select games)
Kevin Burkhardt

Steve Gelbs (fill-in)

2014 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt (fill-in) Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Kevin Burkhardt

Steve Gelbs (fill-in)

2015 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Steve Gelbs (fill-in)
Ron Darling (fill-in)
Scott Braun (fill-in)
Gary Apple (fill-in)
Wayne Randazzo (fill-in)
Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Steve Gelbs

Alexa Datt (fill-in)

2016 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Steve Gelbs (fill-in)
Ron Darling (fill-in)
Gary Apple (fill-in)
Wayne Randazzo (fill-in)
Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Steve Gelbs

Alexa Datt (fill-in)

2017 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Steve Gelbs (fill-in)
Ron Darling (fill-in)
Gary Apple (fill-in)
Wayne Randazzo (fill-in)

Doug Williams (fill-in)

Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Steve Gelbs

Doug Williams (fill-in)

Alexa Datt (fill-in)

2018 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Steve Gelbs (fill-in)
Ron Darling (fill-in)
Gary Apple (fill-in)
Wayne Randazzo (fill-in)

Doug Williams (fill-in)

Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Steve Gelbs

Doug Williams (fill-in)

Justine Ward (fill-in)

2019 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Steve Gelbs (fill-in)
Ron Darling (fill-in)
Gary Apple (fill-in)

Doug Williams (fill-in)

Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez

Todd Zeile

Steve Gelbs

Justine Ward (fill-in)

Radio

English

  • WCBS 880 AM (2019–)
  • WOR 710 AM (2014–2018)
  • WFAN-FM 101.9 FM (2013)
  • WFAN 1050 AM (1987–October 7, 1988); 660 AM (October 7, 1988–2013)
  • WHN 1050 AM (1983–1987)
  • WMCA 570 AM (1978–1982)
  • WNEW 1130 AM (1975–1977)
  • WHN 1050 AM (1972–1974)
  • WJRZ (WWDJ after May 16, 1971) 970 AM (1967–1971)
  • WHN 1050 AM (1964–1966)
  • WABC 770 AM (1962–1963)

Spanish

  • WEPN 1050 AM (2013–present)
  • WQBU-FM 92.7 FM (2010–2012)
  • WADO 1280 AM (1994–2009)

Radio Broadcasters by Year

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1962 WABC Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1963 WABC Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1964 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1965 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1966 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1967 WJRZ Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1968 WJRZ
WABC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1969 WJRZ
WABC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1970 WJRZ
WNBC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1971 WJRZ (WWDJ)
WNBC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1972 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1973 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1974 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1975 WNEW Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1976 WNEW Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1977 WNEW
WNYC
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1978 WMCA Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1979 WMCA Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert
1980 WMCA Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert
1981 WMCA Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert
Art Shamsky
1982 WMCA Bob Murphy Steve LaMar
1983 WHN Bob Murphy Steve LaMar
1984 WHN Bob Murphy Steve LaMar
1985 WHN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne
1986 WHN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne
1987 WHN/WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne
1988 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne Charlie Slowes
1989 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1990 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1991 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Charlie Slowes
1992 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Todd Kalas
1993 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Todd Kalas
1994 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Howie Rose
1995 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Howie Rose
1996 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ed Coleman
1997 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ed Coleman
1998 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ed Coleman
1999 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ed Coleman
2000 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ed Coleman
2001 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ed Coleman
2002 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ted Robinson
Ed Coleman
2003 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ted Robinson
Ed Coleman
2004 WFAN Gary Cohen Howie Rose Ed Coleman
2005 WFAN Gary Cohen Howie Rose Ed Coleman
2006 WFAN Howie Rose Tom McCarthy Ed Coleman
2007 WFAN Howie Rose Tom McCarthy Ed Coleman
2008 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin Ed Coleman
2009 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin Ed Coleman
2010 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin Ed Coleman
2011 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin Ed Coleman
2012 WFAN Howie Rose Josh Lewin Ed Coleman
2013 WFAN/WFAN-FM Howie Rose Josh Lewin Ed Coleman
2014 WOR Howie Rose Josh Lewin Seth Everett
2015 WOR Howie Rose Josh Lewin Wayne Randazzo
2016 WOR Howie Rose Josh Lewin Wayne Randazzo
2017 WOR Howie Rose Josh Lewin Wayne Randazzo
2018 WOR Howie Rose Josh Lewin Wayne Randazzo
2019 WCBS Howie Rose Wayne Randazzo

John Sadak

Ed Coleman

Brad Heller

Broadcasters

Current

  • Juan Alicea: WEPN Spanish Radio (1982–)
  • Howie Rose: Radio (1994–1995, 2003–), TV (1996–2003,2006)
  • Jonas Schwartz: TV, studio host (2009-)
  • Nestor Rosario: Spanish Radio (2011-)
  • Gary Apple: TV, studio host (2014–)
  • Steve Gelbs: TV, sideline reporter (2014-)
  • Andy Martino :TV, studio host (2014-)
  • Wayne Randazzo: Radio,TV (2015-)
  • Bobby Valentine: TV, studio analyst (2015-)
  • Eamon McAnaney: TV, studio analyst (2016-)
  • Doug Williams: TV, studio host/sideline reporter (2016-)
  • Todd Zeile: TV, studio analyst (2016-)
  • Ed Coleman: Radio (1996–2013, 2019-)
  • Justine Ward: TV, sideline reporter (2018-)
  • Brad Heller: Radio (2019-)
  • John Sadak: Radio (2019-)

Former

Bob Murphy's final game as play-by-play announcer for WFAN was September 25, 2003. After he died on August 3, 2004, the Mets wore commemorative patches on their uniforms for the remainder of the season. The radio broadcast booths at Shea Stadium and Citi Field are named in his honor.
Hosted the postgame show "Kiner's Korner" during much of his time on the WOR-TV/WWOR-TV broadcast team and the show returned during the final years on Fox Sports Net. In 2006, with the launch of SNY, Kiner joined the regular broadcast team during the fourth inning of selected Friday home games and some holidays. After his death in 2014, the Mets wore commemorative patches on their uniforms for the remainder of the season. The television booths at Shea Stadium and Citi Field are named in his honor.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/mets/2012/02/josh-lewin-to-replace-wayne-hagin-in-mets-radio-booth
  2. ^ http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2014/09/kevin_burkhardt_tweets_thank-you_letter_to_mets_fans_as_he_heads_to_fox_sports.html
Major League Baseball on NBC Sports

Major League Baseball on NBC Sports refers to Major League Baseball television coverage on the chain of NBC Sports regional networks.

New York Mets Radio Network

The New York Mets Radio Network, referred to on air as the WCBS Mets Radio Network, was a radio network owned by Entercom that broadcast New York Mets baseball games. It consisted of 14 stations (12 AM, 2 FM and 1 FM translator) in the states of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and New York. A Spanish-language broadcast airs separately from the English-language network.

The English-language flagship is WCBS, which acquired the radio rights to the Mets during the 2018 offseason in a new seven year deal with Entercom to air their games on the station beginning in 2019 and running through 2025. The Mets had previously aired their games on WFAN since the station was founded in 1987, and factoring in the station's predecessors the relationship dated back to 1983. The relationship with WFAN ended following the 2013 season when the station acquired the radio rights to the New York Yankees from corporate sibling WCBS. WOR acquired the radio rights to the Mets during the 2013 offseason; the move made the team the first professional team since the now-Brooklyn Nets to air its games on WOR; the Nets, along with their then-arenamates the New Jersey Devils, were picked up by WFAN following the station's loss of broadcast rights for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers in 2004. With the move to WCBS, the relationship between WFAN and the Mets was repaired, with WFAN employees again allowed to appear on Mets broadcasts. WEPN is the Spanish-language flagship.

Howie Rose serves as play-by-play and color commentator on the broadcasts, alternating these roles with another broadcaster. Most recently this was Josh Lewin, who called games alongside Rose from 2012-2018. Wayne Randazzo replaced Lewin as co play-by-play commentator and serves as post-game host. Ed Coleman previously hosted the pre-game and post-game shows, which were called Mets Extra by WFAN, and served as a substitute broadcaster when necessary (usually for Lewin, who in addition to his Mets duties is the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers and is forced to miss weekend games in September in order to fulfill those duties). However, in January 2014 it was announced that Coleman would not be part of the WOR broadcasts as he has been employed by WFAN since its inception. (Although WFAN personalities Chris Carlin and Marc Malusis have been heard on WOR through its broadcasts of Rutgers University sporting events, WOR does not produce Rutgers' games and is instead an affiliate of its radio network.) Coleman will return to the Mets booth as pre-game host in 2019

On April 1, 2019, Entercom announced that it had discontinued the Mets' radio network and would only be carrying games on WCBS for the 2019 season. The Mets cited the loss of some of its affiliates prior to the season (among them WROW in Albany) and the relative expense of satellite space for the discontinuation. At least one station, WTLA in Syracuse (the city that houses the Mets' AAA affiliate), expressed objection to the cancellation, as that station had an affiliation deal that ran through 2020 and will not be honored. WCBS, a maximum power clear-channel station that can be received in most of the Eastern United States at night, now exclusively airs all games.

The Baseball Network announcers

The following is a list of announcers who called Major League Baseball telecasts for the joint venture (lasting for the 1994-1995 seasons) between Major League Baseball, ABC and NBC called The Baseball Network announcers who represented each of the teams playing in the respective games were typically paired with each other on regular season Baseball Night in America telecasts. ABC used Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver and Lesley Visser as the lead broadcasting team. Meanwhile, NBC used Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker and Jim Gray as their lead broadcasting team.

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