Report: ESPN Closing In On Deal For New York FM
April 25, 2012 at 6:59 AM (PT)
Is ESPN RADIO about to get the FM signal in NEW YORK it has long been rumored to be chasing?
The NEW YORK POST's PHIL MUSHNICK is reporting that ESPN "is nearing the completion of a long-sought deal with an FM channel" for its Sports WEPN-A (1050 ESPN)/NEW YORK and that the deal could be accompanied by a separate deal to obtain the radio rights for NEW YORK YANKEES baseball, presently heard on crosstown CBS RADIO News WCBS-A.
MUSHNICK adds that he has "no word, yet" on which station ESPN would be obtaining, but he cites a source that says MERLIN News WEMP (FM NEWS 101.9) is "no longer in the picture."