Knicks, Rangers Renew Deal With ESPN New York 98.7FM
August 16, 2012 at 11:31 AM (PT)
MSG NETWORKS has renewed its deal with ESPN Sports WEPN-F (ESPN NEW YORK 98.7FM)/NEW YORK to continue to air NEW YORK KNICKS basketball and NEW YORK RANGERS hockey. The multi-uear extension was announced without terms being disclosed.
"We're excited to continue our partnership with ESPN NEW YORK 98.7FM, and all the unique marketing and promotional opportunities that accompany the association with such a world-renowned brand," said MSG NETWORKS EVP/GM DANIEL RONAYNE. “It allows two of the strongest brands in sports, MSG and ESPN, to continue their successful partnership and to bring the highest quality radiocasts in the country to the most knowledgeable sports fans in AMERICA… New Yorkers.”
“The ESPN NEW YORK 98.7FM mission statement is to serve NEW YORK sports fans. By extending our partnership with MSG NETWORKS we feel we are in a great position to live up to our mission for the foreseeable future,” said WEPN VP/GM DAVE ROBERTS. “We look forward to elevating both the ESPN and MSG brands through this partnership.”
"ESPN RADIO has been a great partner for more than eight years, bringing MSG’s radio play-by-play coverage of the KNICKS and RANGERS to our passionate NEW YORK area fans,” said MSG SPORTS President SCOTT O'NEIL. "The continuation of this partnership is part of our overall commitment to providing KNICKS and RANGERS fans the best options to consume content on their favorite teams across every media platform."